My 15 Favourite Christmas Films

December 1, 2017
Christmas Films

Christmas Films

Happy December! I am not taking part in Blogmas this year, however, I will be sharing some Christmas favourites and food posts this December on Beauty Baking Bella. So keep an eye out for those! For my first post of the month I am sharing my favourite Christmas films! I love snuggling up with a yummy hot chocolate and lots of biscuits and mince pies watching Christmas films. I will watch them religiously until the festive season is over, I never get bored of them! 

The cosy mulled wine and cinnamon scented candles burning and the Christmas tree all lit up is just so relaxing to me. Christmas is my favourite time of year, I love everything about the festive season and these classic films remind me of the happy memories I have had over the years with friends and family. There is some new classics and some true classic that I have to watch at least once over the Christmas period and now that my little girl is at that age where she understands Christmas, we are able to sit and enjoy these films together (well most of them!) So here they are, in no particular order because it is impossible to pick one favourite, I mean thats just crazy!


  1. It’s a Wonderful Life
  2. White Christmas
  3. The Santa Claus 1,2&3
  4. Jingle All the Way
  5. Arthur Christmas
  6. Disney’s A Christmas Carol
  7. A Muppet’s Christmas Carol
  8. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  9. Die Hard
  10. Elf
  11. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  12. The Holiday
  13. Love Actually
  14. Home Alone
  15. Miracle on 34th Street (the latest version)


White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life are my favourite classics, the old school romance and the appreciation life and loved ones warms my heart.

The Santa Claus trilogy are so funny and creative around the story of Santa Claus and the North Pole, Tim Allen is brilliant in these films.

Jingle All the Way is a family favourite at this time of year, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a dad that forgets to buy a superhero doll for his son and gets up to all sorts of trouble trying to get him one the day before christmas.

Arthur ChristmasDisney’s A Christmas Carol and A Muppet’s Christmas Carol remind me of Christmas day. These are the films that are usually watched as the Christmas dinner is cooking and you are elbow deep in a box of Celebrations, perfect for the whole family to watch together.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is the funniest film, so cringe worthy and hilarious it is another family favourite that gets us all laughing our heads off at Christmas time!

Die Hard is definitely up there as one of my favourite all time films, Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman are true legends in this movie. The question remains is it really a Christmas film? Well it doesn’t really matter because if you like an action packed film set at Christmas time then this is a great Christmas film for you!

Elf and How the Grinch Stole Christmas are films that have legendary actors playing the leads. Will Ferell plays a Human that was raised as an elf who ventures out of the north pole to find his real dad, a warming and comical film that will have you giggling! Jim Carey as the Grinch is amazing, his crazy character makes this film a true classic, fun and entertaining Christmas film!

The Holiday and Love Actually are your typical chic flick kinda films, full of mushy romance set around the christmas Holidays. I will be honest these were my favourite during my single years, when you get all depressed that you have no partner to cosy up to a share christmas with, come on guys I bet I wasn’t the only one. These films fill you with love and hope and of course are all star cast so that makes for fun watching. ps. Hugh Grant as the Prime Minister makes me giggle!

Home Alone! Let me just say if you haven’t seen this film then you childhood was wasted! I don’t remember a Christmas where we didn’t watch this adventure packed film, where the little kid gets forgotten at home while the very large family go on vaycay to Paris! Hilarious and a true classic you have to see!

Miracle on 34th Street is a warming and truly amazing film, a classic remake that is always perfect to watch on Christmas day!

There are probably more Christmas films I have forgotten about or not seen (I am planning on watching The Polar Express this week!) that I will probably see on the Sky Movies channel and will be watched over the next few weeks. Let me know what your favourite Christmas Films are and why?

……24 sleeps Until Christmas! eek!

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Pinar Rawlins

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