One of my favourite things to do to get in the holiday mood is to watch Christmas films! If you celebrate Christmas, I have some suggestions lined up for you that you need to watch! I hadn't seen a lot of Christmas films before because I have kind of had my favourites since I was a kid, then I would just watch those every year without seeing any new ones. This year, because we've been in lockdown, I have made it my mission to watch more Christmas films that I haven't seen. If you're like me and watch the same ones every year, then why not try watching some of my suggestions?

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1. The Grinch

I think the Grinch is probably my favourite Christmas film. I really loved the new Dr Seuss animated Grinch that came out a few years ago. It's just really visually pleasing with the colours and all the Christmas decorations. The animated version is available to watch on Netflix.

2. Home Alone 1 & 2

I love Home Alone 1 & 2 so much! I know there are other but they really don't appeal to me as much without the original cast. Even if you don't like Christmas these are still enjoyable because it just shows the struggles of little Kevin when he gets left behind by his family at Christmas in a comedic way. Both films are on Disney+.

3. Santa Claus 1, 2 & 3

All 3 of The Santa Claus films are classics. I really like watching any of these in the lead up to Christmas just because they are all about Santa Claus and getting the toys to children - it's just cute all round. These are also on Disney+.

4. Miracle on 34th Street

Can you believe I only watched this film recently? This is my mum's favourite and she always tells me to watch it but I haven't until a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed it and it's definitely in my top favourites now.

5. Love Actually

I am just going to make the assumption that 99% of you have already seen Love Actually if you're from the UK? However, you never know. If you haven't, you must! It basically has every British famous person ever in it and it's just a film all British people seem to watch at Christmas time.

6. Christmas with the Kranks

Again, this film was new to me this year. It's not the most amazing Christmas film I've seen but I did enjoy watching it. 

7. A Christmas Carol

There are so many versions of this film and all of the ones I've seen seem to be pretty good. The Muppet's Christmas Carol and Mickey's Christmas Carol on Disney+ are cute to watch too!

8. Elf

I've seen so many people on social media watching Elf this year, I have only watched it a few times but it's such a classic for so many people. I'm not usually a fan of Will Ferrell films but I don't mind this one because it's Christmas.

9. The Holiday

The Holiday is another one I had only watched recently. It's definitely a Sunday afternoon Christmas chick flick.

10. Nativity

I think I had only seen bits of Nativity when it had been on TV but this year I watched it all the way through and I really enjoyed it. I need to watch 2 and 3 now to see if they're any good.

What are your favourite Christmas films? Are there any not on here that I need to watch?

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  1. I love the Home Alone movies! It's so fun and aesthetic. They also never fail to make me feel good.

    Sumedha | the wordy habitat

  2. My bf and I needed more ideas! He is a huge Christmas lover so I'm going to make him watch Christmas with the Kranks!

  3. Love these! Christmas films are my absolute faves! Speaking from experience though the first Nativity film is FAR superior to the other two!

  4. Home Alone is the best! Love these suggestions, thank you x

  5. Thanks for sharing your favourite Christmas movies :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

  6. Too many classics right there! You can't beat Love Actually and the Grinch xx

  7. You've mentioned so many great films. I love watching The Holiday. It just never gets old.

  8. Great list! Elf is a favourite at our house and I love The Holiday. Thanks for sharing your picks!

  9. I've seen about half of these, I've got quite a few of these on my list tho :) The Holiday is such a classic that I love watching ever year & so glad that it's on Netflix! x

    Caroline |

  10. Some lovely picks here! We watched the animated grinch yesterday with my children and they loved it.

  11. This is such a great list! I love almost all of these movies! The only one I haven’t seen is Nativity.

    Gemma | This Brits Life

  12. These are all amazing Christmas films, I've seen all of them except Christmas with the Kranks, that's one I'll give a watch soon! x

    Lucy |

  13. I love The Holiday and Elf - they're some of my favourites to watch every year!

    Tash // A Girl with a View

  14. I love a cosy night in with a Christmas movie. Miracle on 34th Street is my absolute favourite I am saving this one for Christmas Eve this year.

  15. Oh I love Christmas films even the really cheesy ones on the tv channels haha.
    So many good ones on this list! One of my favourites in National Lampoons Christmas - gret if you want a funny slapstick type of film!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Aimsy xoxo

  16. We love The Grinch, Home Alone and The Santa Clause movies! I'll have to check Nativity out because this is the 4th post I've seen it mentioned on.

  17. I love Love Actually and The Holiday! And of course Home Alone 1 & 2 are classics! Always a must watch on Christmas.


  18. I love Home Alone! It's one of my favorites.

  19. I watched Elf for the first time last year - I know, terrible of me! - and adored it, so it became a staple for us too!

  20. Christmas films are the best!! I can't get enough of them. These are some great choices. I have been impressed with some of the new ones that have come out this year, Noelle in particular is a new classic for us x

  21. I've only watched Home Alone and Elf so far this year, Love Actually is next on my list! Thanks for sharing x

    Sophie |

  22. Love Actually and The Holiday are just my ALL TIME fave festive films I just love them so much! I haven't seen Christmas with the kranks so will add that to the list!

  23. Is it bad that I've only watched... 3 of the films on this whole list? Oh well! Maybe this year I can finally watch Nativity as I've heard good things about it!

  24. Love this list, but I must say, no film beats Live Actually. It makes me so happy, especially the dance of the prime minister!

  25. My favourites are The Santa Clause and Miracle on 34th Street 🎄
    Lottie x

  26. The grinch is my favourite Christmas film too!! Love it so much! I also watch Love, Actually every year too such a fab film. Loved this thanks for sharing, Kat x

  27. Love this, got me in the festive spirit x

  28. The Holiday is one of my favourites! The Nativity is also brilliant - so funny

    Chelle |

  29. I can't believe Christmas is next week! I've still got lots of films on my watch list. Nativity is brilliant and one of my faves, it's so cute. I still need to get Elf watched this year!xx

    Hannah |

  30. Best choices!!! ✨✨

  31. i've just recently watched the holiday and nothing cheers me up more than cameron! adding all the other recommendations to my list!