Happy December! If you know me, then you will know I am slightly obsessed with every aspect of Christmas, and am so excited for the festivities to get into full swing for the next few weeks. I cannot wait to go to the Christmas markets, bake some gingerbread, and most importantly watch lots of Christmas movies.
From the cheesy Hallmark festive movies to the ultimate classics that must be watched annually, I am obsessed with Christmas films and will be squeezing in as many as possible throughout the month. So for anyone looking to get into the festive spirit, I thought I would list those classics that everyone should watch this month.
- All I Want For Christmas
New York City in December. 90s style. A cute love story. My favourite elements for a Christmas classic- this one is so underrated but I would definitely recommend.
- The Holiday
Of course ‘The Holiday’ had to be featured. I would move to that little cottage in Surrey if I could.
Because it’s ‘Elf’. No explanation needed.
- Miracle on 34th Street
Perhaps my ultimate favourite. I always watch the 1994 version because, again I love the 90s and Richard Attenborough was the perfect Santa.
- Love Actually
God only knows how many times I have watched ‘Love Actually’. I find it quite sad in moments, especially when Emma Thompson cries to Joni Mitchell in her room, but ultimately it is so heart-warming and festive.
- Home Alone
This movie features an acting legend, Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek anyone?!), and my dream house- honestly if someone could buy me it I would be eternally grateful. Merry Christmas ya filthy animal.
- The Nativity
It is so funny, all of the children are so cute and it makes me want to be a primary teacher just to organise the annual nativity. It’s probably even more stressful in real life.
- Deck the Halls
One of my best friends is obsessed with Danny DeVito, so if you’re in the same boat then definitely give it a watch. Or if you’re more like me and love Sex and the City then you should also watch it because Charlotte and Carrie’s real life husband are in it. Either way, it’s a very festive film.
- Polar Express
This is my classic Christmas Eve film; to this day I would do anything to be on that train. If only…
- The Santa Clause
My sister used to be obsessed with this film so when I was younger I was forced to watch it but now I love it too and we watch it every year. There are also 2 follow up movies so even more to enjoy!
- White Christmas
The ultimate classic for me. I love it so much; the clothes, the music the dancing- everything about it is so ‘Old Hollywood’.
- Christmas With the Kranks
Finally, last but not least, Christmas with the Kranks. The first part of the film is so frustrating for me because I hate the prospect of going somewhere sunny and avoiding Christmas, but thankfully (spoiler), it gets better.
Hope you all enjoy the festivities!