The ultimate guide to Christmas movies you must get your eyes on this season !!

13th November 2020
If you want to spend the next month and a half sitting on your ass in your Christmas jumper, I don't blame you. In fact, I strongly encourage you to do so.... Then you’ll have half a chance of watching at least one of these classic Christmas films a day – like an advent calendar minus the door-opening cardio. Winning. Below I have gathered and listed the best Christmas films EVER !! Everything from annual classics to the quotable masterpieces, here’s my ultimate guide to all the Christmas movies you need to wrap your eyes around !!
  
The Holiday Calendar (2018)
This warm romance with a dash of holiday magic is a sweet story about a photographer who inherits her grandmother's antique advent calendar that seems to predict her future - including a budding romance...
 
Rating: 10/10
  
Love Actually (2003)
Probably one of my favourite romantic Xmas films... It’s not Christmas until we’ve had our hearts ripped to shreds by an unfaithful Alan Rickman. She deserved that necklace and what’s more Harry, she deserved a life. It gets us every single time. SOB.
 
Rating: 10/10

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
Siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce hatch a scheme to capture Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. When the plan doesn't go as hoped for, the kids join forces with a somewhat jolly Saint Nick and his loyal elves to save the holiday before it's too late. And if you enjoyed this film as much as I did - good news !! Number two is coming out on Netflix on the 25th of November... Only 1 week away yay!
 
Rating: 10/10
 
The Holiday (2006)
Who knew the secret ingredient to a powerful Christmas movie was a Graham with a chiselled jaw and a golden tan in December. Jude, dude – where does one holiday to get that glow because it certainly isn’t England? We can give or take the male narrator scenes but other than that, The Holiday is and always will be a stand-out favourite.

Rating: 9/10
 
Christmas with the cranks (2004)
The Kranks scandalise everyone when they declare that they won't be celebrating Christmas. But, when their daughter decides to visit home, they get off on a mad rush to organise a spanking Christmas.
 
Rating: 8/10
 
Elf (2003)
Are you even an Elf fan if you haven’t used, “you sit on a throne of lies” as an emotional comeback in times of despair. Sixteen years after it was made we’re still quoting the hell out of it. Buddy the giant elf is a national treasure and long may it stay that way.
 
Rating: 9/10
 
Polar Express (2004)
Tom Hanks - LEGEND !! He voices six characters in this film. Yes, six. A magical train journey, the dreamlike digital effects and don’t even get us started on the hot chocolate song. In summary, it’s an underappreciated Christmas classic that was way ahead of its time.
 
Rating: 8/10
 
This Christmas (2007)
The Whitfield siblings come home to their mother Shirley after four years to celebrate Christmas with her and pretend to not know the secret surrounding her marital status and a boyfriend.

Rating: 8/8
 
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Like mince pies and ginger bread for breakfast, The Grinch has earned its festive staple status for all the right reasons. Based on then lovable Dr. Seuss novel, Jim Carey plays a green and grumpy Grinch with a tragic past. Intent on ruining Christmas for the rest of his Whoville citizens, he sets out to steal everyone’s presents and cancel Christmas. But when six-year-old Cindy Lou shows him kindness, he too starts to believe in the spirit of the holidays. It got me crying like a baby.

Rating: 10/10
 
A Christmas Carol (2009)
A life-affirming legendary tale, reimagined by Disney. This animation is my favourite remake of the seasonal classic and Jim Carey has everything to do with it.

Rating: 8/10

The Santa Clause (1994)
The 90's really came up trumps with the Christmas films didn’t it? This one starts off pretty morbid with the accidental death of Santa and everything but quickly turns things around and becomes a feel-good family watch. Ok, it’s not in the same league as Home Alone but it’s the lightweight entertainment you need after the post-Christmas dinner slump.

Rating: 7/10