I love a good Christmas film, and anyone who knows me knows that! I get super sad when the Christmas film channels finish in January, and will always get in a few extra viewings of the Grinch before January is over. Over the years I have watched many Christmas films and I love them all, but there is always a small selection I continually come back to.
I love an old movie of any kind, and anything with Bing Crosby in is going to be a winner for me! This is just such a lovely film to have on in the background while you’re decorating the Christmas tree.
You can try and stop me from watching this at least 6 times over Christmas, but you would not succeed. I’m secretly a bit of a sucker for a good romance, and this is quite possibly the best Christmas Rom-Com that’s ever existed. Yes, I’m one of those fee people that think Love Actually is a lottle overrated! The cast is fantastic, as is the music selection. If there’s one Christmas film I make people watch every year, it’s this one. It’s just a feel good, classic Christmas film.
The Polar Express
This is another of my favourites, probably stemming from my love of the book. I love that it isn’t you typical animation style, but there is just something so magical about the whole thing. And I’m sorry, but anyone who says they don’t enjoy Tom Hanks singing about hot chocolate is very clearly lying.
Miracle on 34th Street
Another classic that couldn’t not be on the list, I’m sure everyone and their mum has seen this, and if you haven’t, where have you been! This is always without fail shown on either film 4 or channel 4 around this time of year, and sometimes you just need an old, lovely, heartwarming film and this fits the bill every time
How the Grinch stole Christmas
Anyone who knows me knows that this is one of my absolute favourite films of all time. I will happily watch this film all year round. There’s nothing more to say than if you haven’t seen this, you absolutely need to because you’ve no idea of the masterpiece you’re missing out on
Mickeys once upon a Christmas
It has been a Christmas tradition in our house to watch this on Christmas Eve. I won’t lie, over the years the viewers have dwindled down to a solo viewing of just me, but I can’t quite bring myself to give the tradition up. It’s basically three mini cartoons, each focusing on Donald, Mickey and goofy. Each story is lovely and has a very important message. I don’t think this film will ever not be in my Christmas film line up.
Do you have any Christmas films you watch every year without fail? Are you more of a Love Actually or The Holiday person? Let me know in the comments below!