The BEST Christmas Movies

25 Days of BlogmasAs part of my INSANE idea to do Blogmas, I’m bringing you some Christmas-themed blog posts. Yesterday, I revealed the BEST Christmas Songs (in my humble opinion), so today I’m bringing you my favourite Christmas movies.

For me, movies are heavily associated with Christmas. When you have time off from school or work, not only do you get to watch the reruns that are scheduled on daytime TV every single year – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the original, the remake is sacrilege), Mary Poppins, It’s A Wonderful Life, etc. –  but you also get to stay up late eating gluttonous food with your family, while watching movies into the wee hours of the morning, because you have no alarm to rudely awaken you the next day (I tend to do a Harry Potter marathon every year).

Whether these are strictly Christmas-themed movies, or movies I just associate with Christmas, may I present the BEST Christmas movies for you to check out:

1. The Santa Clause

This movie came out when I was 4, and I’m pretty sure I’ve watched it on Christmas Eve every single year since. This is a very special movie for me, and my ULTIMATE Christmas film.

2. Muppet’s Christmas Carol

3. The Grinch

4. Scrooged

A firm family favourite we watch every year.

5. Home Alone

No matter how many times you see this movie, you will still laugh until your stomach hurts and your eyes are streaming during the finale.

6. Miracle on 34th Street

7. The Nightmare Before Christmas

8. Jingle All The Way

9. Bridget Jones’ Diary

Now we’re verging into the slightly more “normal” movies, but still ones I associate with Christmas. Who will ever forget Bridget running through a snowy London in her big knickers while Someone Like You by Van Morrison plays in the background?

10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

This is on TV every Christmas, and it’s the only time I watch it. But I always do, every year.

11. Mary Poppins

Another classic shown every year that is a must see!

12. Barefoot In The Park

A classic that’s possibly just a festive favourite of mine, but this movie made me fall in love with Robert Redford.

13. Singin’ In The Rain

14. Dirty Dancing

And now for some relatively modern movies, that just mean something to me, are my family’s classics, and are ones that usually get a dusting off around Christmas time!

15. BIG

16. The Great Outdoors

17. Pretty Woman

18. Harry Potter

The soundtrack literally means Christmas to me now. *Ahem* This also represents all 8 movies.

19. Beverly Hills Cop

Now we’re on to two movies that are very significant for my family, but that I associate with Christmas because it’s when we all get together to watch them. Again, this represents the Beverly Hills Cop series.

20. The Quiet Man

This is my dad’s favourite movie of all time, and subsequently as a family we were brought up watching it. We can all quote the entire movie, we holiday’d where it was filmed and visited set locations (multiple times), mum wrote her University thesis on it, dad met Maureen O’Hara (multiple times), we have tons of memorabilia. If one movie represents our family, THIS is it.

What are your favourite Christmas-themed movies? What about movies you watch at Christmas time, or associate with Christmas, that aren’t actually about Christmas? Let me know in the comments!




  1. You have included my fav here, its Mary Poppins. I will watch it every Christmas, but probably only at Christmas. I also love The Wizard of Oz and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
    p.s. Love all your trailers.


    1. I only tend to watch these movies at Christmas too, there’s something nostalgic and “holiday-esque” about them. Ahhh, The Wizard of Oz, how did I forget that one!? Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a good show, but it’s not one I watch at Christmas time. All this talk about fab old movies is making me want to take a few duvet days off work and snuggle up to watch them!

      Thanks – they take a wee while to link in, but I think it’s nice to give readers a taster instead of just a list! R xx


    1. I haven’t seen Nightmare Before Christmas in FOREVER. I had to include it because it’s such a classic movie, but I should really watch it again soon. Last time I saw it I was a kid, and only half paying attention! I try to marathon as much HP as I can in December, that theme song even feels Christmassy to me now lol R xx

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    1. Yay!!! Same here!! I’m 25 and I STILL watch it every year with my dad. We used to watch him as Tim “the toolman” Taylor in Home Improvement, so it’s become our annual tradition to watch The Santa Clause. R xx


    1. Yes, a few times! I think the whole family did, but I was a baby at the time. He’s a Quiet Man superfan lol. Ahh, yea, the original is good too. I don’t think I’ve ever seen White Christmas… It’s something I should add to my to-do list for this year! R xx


    1. Thank you! I watched that SO many years ago now, but I couldn’t include it because I honestly remember so little about it. One to watch this year I think! R xx


  2. A VERY interesting list of movies! I wouldn’t associate a lot of these with Christmas, but I love a lot of them. Like Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman. Home Alone is one of my favorite movies ever. I love watching it, ELF, and Christmas Vacation. Oh, and A Christmas Story. They never get old this time of year!


    1. Lots of them aren’t “Christmas movies” but we tend to watch them at Christmas time as a family because they’re family favourites and we’re all together. I’m SO looking forward to cosy nibble movie nights in already! R xx

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