Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Favourite Christmas Movies!


Last year, I shared a list of my favourite Christmas movies that aren't actually Christmas movies so I thought that this year I'd share my list of favourite Christmas movies that are actually Christmas movies!

Home Alone & Home Alone 2


I was five when Home Alone released and I think I've watched it every year pretty much since then.
I love its brand of festive madness!
And now I get to watch them both my own son and they still haven't got old for me.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas


I love the book and I genuinely enjoyed Jim Carey as the Grinch. I know many people hated this adaptation but I'm not one of them. It rocks, and Faith Hill's song for the soundtrack is absolutely beautiful!

Love, Actually


This released the year I met the Professor. We went to the movies to watch it together. It'll always be special to me for that alone but it's such a heart-warming movie, I'd have loved it anyway.

Elf


I only watched this one for the first time last year (I know! Shock and horror!) and I must admit that I loved it. It was silly, it was sweet, and it made me laugh while revving me up for the season.

Arthur Christmas


This is another movie I only watched for the first time last year but loved!
A novel take on Christmas that's perfect for all the family.

A Nightmare Before Christmas


This could also have been on my Halloween movies list as it totally works as both but I put it more in the Christmas shenanigans bucket than Halloween...
Quirky and weird and perfectly Tim Burton, it's a huge hit in this house!
We even have two Nightmare Before Christmas baubles on our Christmas tree...

A Miracle on 34th Street


My grandmother loved this one and I loved watching it with her every single Christmas. She's been gone for ten years now but I'll forever associate this movie with her and continue to watch it.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe


I'm torn over this one... I mean, to me it is undeniably festive and definitely a Christmas movie but I'm aware that other people may not feel so. Never-the-less, it's going on my Christmas list!

The Snowman


I usually watch this on Christmas eve. It's a tradition.

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Oh, I can't stop here! These are a few notable mentions... They haven't made it onto the favourites list but I really enjoy them and they're definitely worth a watch!


What are your favourite Christmas movies?!



19 comments:

  1. I like the first two Home Alone films and usually try to fit them if I can, along with the Muppet Christmas Carol!

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    1. I know I've seen a Muppet's Christmas Carol but I don't remember it... Maybe needs a rewatch that one!

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  2. I really need to watch A Christmas Prince; I love the main actress. Nightmare Before Christmas is a favorite of mine too and I LOVE Jim Carrey's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Faith Hill's song "Where Are You Christmas?" is beautiful.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I love Jim Carrey's How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

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  3. Love Efl, The Polar Express and The Nightmare Before Christmas. We've watched A Christmas Story every year on Christmas day with the kids since they were little. Their 18 and 15 now.

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  4. I am still a fan of the original Miracle on 34th Street. The story is timeless and wonderful though. Elf is always good for a laugh, but two movies I MUST watch every Christmas are A Christmas Story and It's a Wonderful Life. I also must binge all Bass-Rankin holiday cartoons.

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    1. I've never seen It's a Wonderful Life! Nor a Christmas Story. :(

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  5. Home Alone is a classic, but I loved Love Actually, too! Even though my heart breaks at the ending. Unrequited Love, or love that can't be (Keira Knightly & Andrew Lincoln) gets me every time!

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  6. national lampoon's christmas is one of my favorites, i can watch that every christmas. I also love the grinch and home alone :D

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    1. I've never seen National Lampoon's Christmas!

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  7. The Nightmare Before Christmas would be my pick.

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    1. Love it! We've watched it twice this year, lol.

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  8. I don't watch a lot of Christmas movies, but I do love the cartoon classics!

    Frosty the Snowman
    A Charlie Brown Christmas
    Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    The Year Without a Santa Claus

    I also always watch The Nightmare Before Christmas in December! ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? ☃💬

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    1. The Grinch is awesome! As is the Nightmare Before Christmas.

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