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My Top 5 Christmas Films

I absolutely love Christmas films because they always get me in the spirit. I love tucking myself into bed in my onesie and surrounding myself with snacks whilst I watch one of my favourite films. I did this the other day when I watched Christmas Prince on Netflix and oh my gosh… what an absolute sh*te film, but yet I still watched it the whole way through ? Anyway, here are my top 5 Christmas films (in no particular order (Okay, well if you read my posts in 2015 then you’ll know Love Actually is no. 1, but whatever whatever))

Elf (2003)

I remember watching this for the first time and thinking the spaghetti that Buddy made was absolutely amazing. Until I got older and realised it would give me a heart attack, diabetes and a stomach ulcer all at the same time. Nevertheless, I love this film and it never fails to make me laugh – especially the escalator scene. 

Bad Santa (2003)

Game for you, guys. Place a Santa hat on the corner of your TV screen when you watch this film (or any film in fact) and take a shot every time it looks like someone is wearing the hat. I promise you it’s a fun time. I actually only watched this film for the first time last year and I was left wondering why I hadn’t watched it sooner. Billy Bob Thornton is absolute class as Willie and I adore the little kid who is always fixing sandwiches. Me AF.

Nativity! (2009)

Honestly, it’s one of those crappy British films but it’s still one of my favourites mainly because of Martin Freeman. Also, it’s based in Coventry which is where I went to university — so maybe a touch of nostalgia? Haha. I love how out of control the film gets all for a primary school nativity play. I mean, really? A Hollywood producer is going to turn a primary school nativity play into a film? I’m screaming. It’s absolutely ludicrous, but would it be a Christmas film without some element of lunacy?

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Seriously showing my age here, but I have this film on VHS. V-H-bloody-S. The film is actually as old as I am and it’s such a classic in my eyes. I’m sure we all know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and this film is basically that story but with muppets! It’s such a heartwarming film (except for the sad parts like poor Tiny Tim ?) and I love that it has a happy ending, as all Christmas films should. Also, yay for Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog having children. So freaking cute.

Love Actually (2003)

*makes weird strangled noises*

Okay, right. I’ve written about this before but Love Actually is actually my favourite Christmas film ever. Whenever it gets to around late November I start getting excited because it’s Love Actually Season ? I don’t know what it is about this film but it just makes me so, so happy every time I watch it (except the part where Jamie basically loses most of his manuscript — that part gave me heart palpitations) and I love the ensemble cast and all of the plot lines within the film. You can read here my 5 reasons you should watch this film ASAP. Be it for Martin Freeman as a nude stand-in (yes, that is right) or Emma Thompson’s acting that will break your heart, find some time this Christmas to watch Love Actually and prepared to go on a rollercoaster of emotions. ?

What are some of your favourite Christmas films?


  • Tara

    I still haven’t seen Love Actually, but I have seen Elf, so I am not totally out of the loop, hahaha! I’ve never really put together my favourite holiday films, but if I did, it would look something like this:

    A Charlie Brown Christmas
    Mickey’s Christmas Carol
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Santa Clause
    Care Bears The Nutcracker

    Yeah, it’s mostly cartoon movies, but they are what I watched as a kid, haha! Thanks for sharing your list :3

  • Georgie

    From your list I’ve only seen Love Actually! And I looooove that movie. It’s Nick’s favourite too. I am kind of over the fact that it’s watched at Christmas time, I feel like I enjoy it more when I watch it outside of Christmas time. I’m greatly amused by the fact that so many movies have tried to copy the format of Love Actually but were never as good. ?

    I used to watch Home Alone a lot around Christmas. I think it’s truly a classic ? Jingle All The Way is also a lesser-known (I think) movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger that I watched time and time again. It’s a hilarious watch.

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