It’s November! Already! I don’t know how that happened but we’re here now and it’s finally appropriate to start watching Christmas movies again.
That deserves to be celebrated. So! We’ve curated the ultimate list for your Christmas-sy convenience. Have a read, add them to your to-watch list, and thank us later. (With gold, ideally.) (We’re pretty stocked up on Myrrh right now.)
Kicking it off with the holiday movie to end all holiday movies. Love Actually follows eight different couples' lives in the lead up to Christmas and it has it all. Love! Heartbreak! Humour! A great soundtrack! Hugh Grant! It’s a magnificent watch any time of year but especially during the holiday season.
The Grinch That Stole Christmas
A classic! Relive your childhood memories and rewatch Jim Carey’s hilarious performance as The Grinch.
Now for a complete change of pace, Bad Santa is a dark comedy about a part-time shopping centre Santa and full-time conman. Save it for a night when no tiny humans are around, grab yourself a glass of eggnog, and enjoy.
Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz at Christmas. Need I say more? Probably not but I will anyway. The Holiday follows the two women as they swap lives to heal their heartbreak over the festive season.
The ultimate family Christmas movies. (Yes, movies. This might be cheating but parts one and two deserve a spot on this list.) Home Alone is an iconic Christmas staple about a clever kid consistently outsmarting a pair of thieves. A must-watch! Two of them!
Elf is a goofy comedy starring Will Ferrell as, well, an elf on the hunt for his biological dad. It’s fun, it’s festive, and it’s totally ridiculous at times (but not in a Vanessa Hudgens playing three different versions of herself a la The Princess Switch kind of way). Go watch it, already!
Christmas With The Kranks
A feel-good holiday film about a couple who try to skip Christmas (!), only to have their best plans ruined when their daughter decides to come home at the last minute. It’s light and fun, exactly what you need when you’re busy after a long day of shopping for Tricky People.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton’s animated masterpiece tells the story of Pumpkin King Jack Skellington who stumbles upon Christmas Town and quickly becomes obsessed with it. (Same, honestly.)
Another A+ animated option! The most recent movie to make the list is a delightful take on a Santa Claus origin story. Perfect to get the whole family in the festive spirit.