I think we can all agree that one of the best things about Christmas are the movies. They make you laugh and cry, remind you of your childhood and get you into the festive mood. I love spending the evening curled up on the sofa watching a feel-good Christmas classic. This list is 13 of the best Christmas movies, in my opinion of course, that I look forward to watching every year.
Santa claus: The Movie
Hands the best Christmas movie ever made. I’m not debating with anyone on this! haha. It is pure magic. If you haven’t seen this movie yet then what are you waiting for?! I’ve watched this movie every year since I was about 2 or 3 years old and no other movie has compared. It’s one that I will never tire of no matter how many times I watch. It the perfect film to get into the festive spirit. I cannot recommend it enough.
Muppet Christmas Carol
The Muppets take on a classic story is brilliant! It’s funny, cute and a little emotional, I’m sure you all know the story. It’s got some really catchy songs in and it’s one of the first films I watch ever year. Gonzo and Rizzo are definitely the best characters who deliver genuinely funny jokes that never fail to make me laugh!
The Polar Express
I still dream of being picked up by the Polar Express on Christmas eve, but alas it has not happened…yet. Original, creative, cute, good songs and Tom Hanks, what more could you possibly want? Whenever I hear the opening music for this scene I can physically feel the excitement and happiness. It’s an amazing movie that’ll make you believe in the magic of Christmas.
Of course Elf is on this list! I don’t know anyone who hasn’t seen and loved this movie. It’s hilarious and Buddy the Elf is completely endearing.If you don’t like it then I think it’s safe to say you’re a cotton headed ninny muggins! It’s a feel good film that will definitely get you into the Christmas spirit and bring out your inner child.
Miracle on 34th Street
I’ve only seen the 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street and I love it. It’s a real heart warming film with a happy ending and a message that good things can happen if you just believe. Richard Attenborough plays a great, down to earth and very believable Santa Clause. I think my favourite scene of the whole movie is when everyone in New York pulled together to show their belief in Santa, it was cheesy but very cute and always brings a smile to my face.
The Greatest Store in the World
This is an underrated film that I wished they played on TV more! Luckily you can easily find the movie on YouTube as it’s only an hour and 15 minutes. You should definitely all go and watch it! It’s set in Scottley’s department store, which is actually Harrods, the greatest store in the world where a single mother and her two daughters sneakily live in. This movie is full of drama, laughs, whiskers and has one of my favourite lines, ‘it’s all very well shopping till you drop, but there come a point where the shopping has to stop. That line always made me giggle. It’s a very festive, feel good movie that also includes a special appearance by S Club 7!
Another underrated movie that needs loads more recognition is Prancer. This is currently on Sky movies and is a really cute, tear-jerker film. A little girl discovers an injured reindeer that she believes is one of Santa’s. So she nurses him back to health while trying to keep the reindeer a secret from her father. It’s a touching story with scenes that will definitely break your heart, but also some lighthearted funny moments, like the reindeer walking around inside the house with the father completely oblivious. I highly recommend you watch Prancer this Christmas.
The Snowman is an absolute classic. It’s short, sweet and beautifully made, with the only words spoken in the song ‘Walking in the Air.’ It’s definitely one to watch with the family this Christmas, and every Christmas after!
This movie is like Marmite, you either love it or hate it, there seems to be no in-between. Personally I love it, which is why it’s on my list. I think it’s incredibly sweet and funny right from the start and it’s one that I can watch over and over. How anyone can not love the scene of Hugh Grant dancing is beyond me! Plus Rowan Atkinson is absolutely bloody brilliant, in fact all the of the actors are! For me and my family this is a festive classic that we enjoy watching every year.
I adore this movie! I adore Arthur! I adore Grandsanta! I adore everything! It’s perfect for all ages and will have you passionately rooting for Arthur as he tries to deliver a little girls missing present. I find it really funny with some great lines and I always look forward to watching it. If anyone knows where I can get Arthur’s slippers from then please leave a comment down below haha.
I always have the biggest smile on my face when I watch this movie. It makes me laugh and cry and wish that I had a teacher like Mr Poppy when I was in primary school. The songs are so catchy and always have me singing along. If you need a film to lift your spirits then this is the one for you!
Do I really need to say anything about home alone? It’s a classic movie that has been, and will continue to be, watched for years. It’s funny, festive, creative and one that everyone enjoys. I also really love the second movie, ‘Lost in New York,’ too as that’s just as fun. If you haven’t seen this movie yet then you need to jump and bandwagon and laugh along as two idiot burglars get constantly outsmarted by a kid.
Deck the Halls
This film is a little cheesy but I love it and find it hilarious! It’s my goal in life to have a house as brightly decorated as Buddy’s. It’s one of those frustrating films where everything that can go wrong does and you don’t know whose side to be on, but it all works out in the end.
I hope you enjoyed this list! What are some of your favourite Christmas movies? If you have any recommendations for me then please leave a comment! Remember to subscribe to my blog to see more Christmas related content from me as I blog everyday until Christmas eve. You can also follow me on Instagram and Twitter and I will follow all bloggers back. Thanks for reading!