10 of the Best Christmas Movies of All Time
16th December 2021
Is it really Christmas if you haven’t watched at least one festive film? Whether you limit yourself to one film or a movie marathon is more your thing, festive films are a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. With so many Christmas movies to choose from, there’s something for the whole family from heart-warming romantic comedies to family classics. Our definitive list of the best Christmas movies of all time will see you through the whole festive season. All that’s left to do is to snuggle up in some comfy pyjamas, turn on the Christmas lights and press play.
This light-hearted romantic comedy has been a sure favourite since it was released 15 years ago. It tells the story of two women with troubled love lives that swap their homes in each other’s countries for the holiday season. Of course, as you would expect for any romantic Christmas movie, they each meet a local guy and fall in love.
Who doesn’t love ‘Elf’? A feel-good comedy set in New York at Christmas time. It’s a festive classic that will be enjoyed by the whole family. Starring actor and comedian Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf, if this film doesn’t make you feel Christmassy, nothing else will.
Standing the test of time, it can be argued that ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is one of the greatest festive movies of all time. This timeless classic tells the story of a depressed George Bailey being visited by a guardian angel. It doesn’t take George long to realise the impact that he’s made on people’s lives. This heart-warming festive film will have you reaching for a handful of tissues.
It seems as though we all love a romantic comedy at Christmas time and ‘Love Actually’ is a fan favourite. Jam packed full of stars from a young Keira Knightley to the late, great Alan Rickman, it is a beloved Christmas rom-com that we go back to year on year.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
There’s only one creature that hates Christmas, and that’s the Grinch. But we sure can’t get enough of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’. This festive film full of comedy is one to be enjoyed with or without kids.
The ultimate Christmas family film ‘Home Alone’ is arguably the most loved of the festive franchise. The iconic film follows the shenanigans of eight-year-old Kevin McCallister when he is accidentally left behind when his family go on holiday for Christmas.
We’re here for any Christmas movie that includes Santa Claus. So of course, we couldn’t miss ‘The Santa Clause’ from our list. A bizarre twist of fate sees divorced dad Scott Calvin transform into Santa. This Christmas comedy will have the whole family laughing.
Musicals are great anytime of the year. But what’s Christmas without an all-singing, all-dancing spectacular! Old school musicals don’t get much better than ‘White Christmas,’ featuring an impressive cast including Bing Crosby.
Although it’s more recent, it still deserves to be on the list. ‘Last Christmas’ is a romantic comedy about a young woman in London who is struggling to find her purpose after a health scare. If you’re a George Michael fan, you will love this film that features all his top songs. It’s even titled after the infamous festive Wham! Song.
Whether you prefer a black and white classic or a more modern remake, ‘Miracle On 34th Street’ is a favourite of many. Telling the tale of a ‘stand in Santa’ at New York’s infamous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade who claims to be the real Santa Claus. This festive film is full of heart-breaking and humorous moments.
There’s still time to catch a feel-good Christmas movie this festive season. Whilst you’re snuggling up on the sofa you need something cosy to wear. Check out our comfy pyjamas and nightwear for the ultimate Christmas night in.