Christmas Movies to Get You In the Festive Spirit


Like Santa, we’re checking our list twice of our favourite movies to watch at Christmas time. Whether you’re in the mood for a family favourite, an old classic or just a good laugh - we’ve got some great flicks up our sleigh-ves this December!

We’re becoming spoiled for choice these days when it comes to Christmas movies - so either relive the magic for the umpteenth time, or discover the wonders of these festive films for the first time to celebrate Christmas in 2018.

Home Alone

Is any Christmas movie checklist complete without this Macaulay Culkin classic? Centring around the hijinks of Kevin McAllister who’s left behind on his family trip to Paris, Home Alone has proven itself to be a December staple in the years since its release.

Following the antics of a young boy left to defend his family home against low-level neighbourhood criminals, Home Alone is one to watch with your siblings (though the film’s banter may reignite some old sibling rivalries - you’ve been warned!)

Love Actually

The Christmas film for the romantics at heart, Love Actually features an 18-year-old (!!) Keira Knightley as part of a star-studded cast. With its British charm, celebrity status and meme-worthy sequences, Love Actually is our feel-good guilty pleasure Christmas flick that we just can’t get enough of.

Die Hard

The token bloke’s film on every Christmas movie list, Die Hard is that Christmas-movie-that’s-not-really-a-Christmas-movie that gets a little boost every December.

Die Hard is perhaps Bruce Willis’ most iconic role, starring as cop John McClane who faces down Alan Rickman’s Hans Gruber at the Christmas party from hell.


Can you believe this Will Ferrell Christmas classic is already 15 years old? The film that taught us all about spreading Christmas cheer, Elf is one of those films that little kids and big kids alike will love to watch again and again.

Following the journey of misplaced elf Buddy, Elf has the classic Christmas film elements of a New York City backdrop and a mysterious cameo by the jolly man in the red suit himself.

It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s definitely an oldie, but sometimes the classics just never go out of style. It’s a Wonderful Life will have you feeling all kinds of santa-mental, proving that Christmas has always been about more than just presents.

Keep the tissues handy for this heartwarming and profound tale about the true meaning of Christmas.

Bad Santa

If you’re more inclined to say “bah humbug” than “Merry Christmas,” Bad Santa is the film for you! Starring Billy Bob Thornton, this black comedy will make even the grinches among us feel nostalgic for Christmas.  

Revolving around Thornton’s turn as the titular Bad Santa, the film follows Thornton’s character and his exploits as a mall-Santa-turned-department-store-robber, whose plans are disrupted when he meets a troubled young boy who believes he’s really Santa Claus.

Warning - this one’s not for the easily offended!

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