I love this time of year, Christmas films just make me so happy inside.
With so many out there, it’s hard to list just 10. And even harder to put them in any kind of favourite order – which is why I haven’t bothered. Here are MY top 10 favourite Christmas films, in no particular order:
I LOVE Will Ferrel in this absolutely hilarious Christmas family film. It’s about a boy raised by elves in the North Pole who grows up and journeys to New York in search of his biological father.
Just Friends (2005)
Possibly my favourite Ryan Reynolds film. I remember going to the cinema to watch this and I had never laughed so hard in my entire life. I have rewatched this film a ridiculous amount of times since. It’s about guy in high school who secretly pines for his best friend, but he’s chubby and considered nothing but a friend. After graduating, he goes to L.A. to pursue a career, slims down and becomes wealthy and then returns home only to bump into his old crush.
The Holiday (2006)
This film makes me cry happy tears (damn you, Jude Law). Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. “The Three Musketeers” *sob*
Why him? (2016)
This film is marmite, you’re either going to love it or hate it. It’s goofy, cringey and so bad, it’s good. I love Bryan Cranston and James Franco is this holiday, cornball comedy. It’s about a holiday gathering that threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston) realises that his daughter’s Silicon Valley millionaire boyfriend (James Franco) is trying to get his blessing.
The Santa Claus (1994)
Because, Tim Allen. A childhood favourite of mine. When a man accidentally kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
Jingle all the way (1996)
This film shows the insanity of Christmas. Two parents, who waited until the last minute to buy a popular gift for their child, spend all of Christmas Eve trying to come up with the toy. Plus it’s Arnie – what’s not to love?
Home alone (1990)
An absolute classic. I’m not ready for Christmas until I’ve watched Home Alone each year. Kevin gets forgotten by his parents who go on holiday without him. He’s home alone and he must do everything in his power to protect his house from the Wet Bandits.
Love Actually (2003)
Britains favourite Christmas film – you can’t get anymore British than being cast as a lobster in a nativity. This film has everything.
The Snowman (1982)
One of the few things on telly that appeal to all ages. It’s a silent cartoon that relies on the wonderful soundtrack and gorgeous animation to tell the story of a little boy’s friendship to the snowman he builds on Christmas Eve.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
I watched this for the first time this year after seeing it listed on other Christmas Film Favourite lists. After making it a priority to watch, I was not disappointed. Hilarious – The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
What are your Christmas film favourites?