‘Tis the season for movies full of Christmas cheer. There’s nothing cosier than snuggling on the sofa with my cats and watching Christmas movies whilst indulging in hot chocolate and some nibbles.
Here are the ultimate in cuddly Christmas afternoon movies that will get you into the Christmas spirit.
1. Love Actually (2000)
Love is certainly all around in this heart-warming tale set in the lead up to Christmas in London. The intertwining love stories are bittersweet and humorous, there’s everything you need and want in a Christmas movie. I love it! It’s the best rom-com ever!
2. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
This Frank Capra classic is uplifting without being saccharine. An angel helps a compassionate but despairing businessman by showing what life would have been like if he had never existed. It’s A Wonderful Life is the ultimate Christmas classic.
3. Elf (2003)
Elf is a good-natured family comedy; it is hilarious and uplifting. Will Ferrell plays a man who was raised as an elf at the North Pole and is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
4. Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)
Bridget (Renee Zellweger) embarks on a doomed affair with her silver tongued boss Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), but there is another man vying for her attention, the reserved lawyer Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) who wears the most hideous Christmas jumper I’ve ever seen. This is one of my favourite festive heart warmers.
5. A Christmas Carol (1951)
This epic tale of three ghosts who make cantankerous Scrooge discover the true meaning of Christmas is the perfect Christmas movie. I love the 1951 version, Alastair Sim is outstanding as Scrooge. Dickens would certainly approve.
6. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Miracle on 34th Street is a yearly tradition, I just have to watch it. Santa is on trial to prove he is the real deal. It’s a wonderful Christmas story that warms my heart.
7. About a Boy (2002)
A coming-of-age tale, About a Boy is quite charming. Grumpy commitment-shy Will (Hugh Grant) is living off the proceeds of the Christmas song his father wrote, but he discovers the value of Christmas through his friendship with a boy called Marcus (Nicholas Hoult).
8. The Santa Clause (1994)
Tim Allen stars in this festive comedy about an ordinary man who must step into Santa’s shoes after an accident. This movie is the perfect Christmas treat for children and believers of all ages.
9. Gremlins (1984)
Steven Spielberg’s classic horror comedy is about a cute and friendly little Mogwai, Gizmo, who is accidentally splashed with water and produces five new Mogwai. These gremlins have heightened intelligence, they can replicate themselves and are menacing creatures who cause no end of destruction to the small town of Kingston Falls.
10. Home Alone (1990)
An 8-year-old, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), is accidentally left behind while his family goes on holiday for Christmas and has to defend his home against bumbling burglars. These idiotic burglars have to battle Kevin’s ingenious booby traps. You can’t get through Christmas without seeing it at least once.
What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
Keep smiling 🙂