With only a few days left until Christmas, you can definitely feel the excitement in the air and what better way to enjoy the impending festivities than with a great Christmas movie?
Whether you just want to dip you toe in to give you some more holiday spirit or if you would prefer to go into a full Christmas frenzy, we’ve compiled a few great movies into three different categories for your viewing pleasure!
Read on to find out our picks and tell us in the comments below what your favourite Christmas films are!
A Classic Christmas Marathon
There’s nothing better than pulling out a classic Christmas film to curl up and watch with your loved ones. From the beloved How The Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas, to The Polar Express and The Muppet Christmas Carol, these are guaranteed to occupy your time and fill you with some serious Christmas spirit!
Then you’ve also got It’s A Wonderful Life, Elf, Santa Clause and Home Alone, along with various adaptions of A Christmas Carol—including the recently released film, The Man Who Stole Christmas, focusing on the creator of the tale, Charles Dickens who is played by Dan Stevens (The Beauty and the Beast 2017).
An Unconventional Christmas Marathon
Are you on the fence when it comes to Christmas? A sometimes Grinch and a sometimes spirited Christmas elf? Worry not as we still have some recommendations for you.
Naturally there’s most films by Tim Burton, which fall into a gothic genre, but they will also give you some serious winter-y feels! From the obvious like Nightmare Before Christmas, to the quirky and bittersweet Edward Scissorhands, or to Sleepy Hollow—these films are incredibly fun to watch over the Christmas break. Or perhaps watch Casper or have a Harry Potter marathon to get you in the mood!
A Romantic Christmas
Looking for movies to cuddle up with someone or simply get into a fluffy mood? Hallmark movies are guaranteed to do just that, but if those aren’t your cup of tea, go for Love, Actually and The Holiday!
Plus you’ve also got Serendipity, When Harry Met Sally, Four Christmases, and the recently released and much discussed Netflix film, A Christmas Prince.