What is a Christmas celebration without a few Christmas movies?
I’ve always loved Christmas and one of the major highlights of the festive season is that I get to binge watch Christmas movies. There’s really nothing like curling up with a blanket on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate in hand, watching a Christmas movie and bringing the holiday spirit up.
These are my recommendations for the top 8 Christmas movies you should watch these holidays:
- The Holiday (2006). This is one of my all-time favourite holiday movies. The little picturesque cottage featured in the film has firmly lodged itself onto my bucket list and I imagine staying in a cottage like that would be an experience I would never forget.
- Home Alone (1990). This is an all-time classic. I don’t think I’ve met anyone under the age of 30 who hasn’t watched this movie. It was one of the first movies played at school and since then, I’ve watched it many more times during the holiday period every year when they play it on television.
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). Why not continue with all the Home Alone movies and have a movie marathon? Kevin’s antics will never fail to bring laughter to anyone who watches him on screen.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000).Probably one of the most well-known Christmas films to date, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a must watch these holidays.
- The Polar Express (2004). This is one of those movies that has the ability to transport you back to your childhood days. The elements of adventure and fantasy that feature in the film capture the aspects of childhood imagination that we have lost growing up.
Riseof the Guardians (2012). While it’snot exclusively a Christmas movie, it does place a strong focus on festivity, holidays and the magic of childhood wonder. It is a movie that occasionally tugs on the heartstrings so make sure to keep a box of tissues close by!
- A Christmas Prince (2017). If you’re looking for something cheesy and romantic with a fairy-tale ending, then this is the movie for you. It’s sweet, fun and perfect for encouraging a little more family time these holidays.
- The Princess Switch (2018). This is a relatively new Netflix original that came out this year. It’s quite a bit cliché; but hey, clichés exist because they work, right? It’s got elements of The Parent Trap in it, and that was one of my favourite movies growing up.
What will you be watching this year?