This is one of my favourite Xmas films and I have to watch it every year. It’s got it all – love, funny bits plus Xmas songs and it gives me a warm hearty glow whenever I watch it. One of the best British films ever in my opinion!
This film is about two girls who swap homes over Xmas. Yes it’s corny but it’s also romantic and festive and a great film to curl up on the sofa and watch. And dream that you might get a knock on the door one day from Jude Law 🙂
You’ve got mail
This isn’t strictly a Christmas film but it covers all the seasons including the festive period and there’s something about the slow burning romance that makes me want to watch this film in the run up to Xmas. I’ve watched this film countless times but for some reason I keep coming back to it.
This silly UK film about a school nativity play should be annoying but it charmed me especially with the X Factor style auditions and main character who transforms from The Grinch to all things Xmas. Feel good fun that will have you singing along!
While you were sleeping
One of my favourite rom coms ever, Sandra Bullock falls for a guy she’s never met and her family think they’re engaged so whilst he’s in a coma, she’s spending Xmas with them. Just a really sweet and festive film with a happy ending 🙂
The Muppet Christmas Carol
You can’t not love the Muppets and their take on the classic Dickens tale is one of my favourite Christmas events – lots of singing and dancing from the best loved Muppets and Michael Cain as a somber Scrooge.
Home Alone reminds me of my childhood. The classic caper about a boy left alone over the Xmas period who has to fend off thieves and get his family back. Solid family gold.
I love New York and I love Christmas and this is a film set in New York at Christmas yay.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
This film starts and ends at Xmas and the rom com about a singleton who likes to drink too much and fall for the wrong men has a festive tone for me. I’ll always prefer the book but the early scene where she drunkenly sings along to “All by myself” will always make me laugh and wonder if that will be me one day 🙂
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
I was torn between this and Harry Potter as my fantasy film pick but the start of this film in the snow filled land of Narnina where Xmas has been banished fits the festive period more. Perfect for curling up in front of when you’ve eating too much food! But I’ll probably watch Harry too 🙂
What are your favourite festive films?