The Ultimate Festive Films List

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Gingerbread lattes, cosy nights in and mulled wine. Yes please!

Today I thought I would share a list of festive films – the classics. The films that you’ve most likely seen, but worth giving them another watch this Christmas.


What a brilliant Christmas film! SANTAAAA!!! I KNOW HIM!!
Starring Will Farrell and Zooey Deschanel.

If you haven’t seen it, the film focuses on ‘Buddy’, a human who was adopted and raised by Santa’s elves. He learns about this and heads to NYC to meet his father, while also spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics in the process.

Love Actually

If you’re in the mood for a rom-com, Love Actually is your film to go for.

Love Actually is a British move about eight couples and their struggles with love. featuring an a-list celebrity cast; Hugh Grant, Liam Neesan and Kiera Knightly to name a few. 

The Grinch

The Grinch is an animated Christmas film based on the book ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ by Dr. Seuss. Starring Jim Carey as the ‘Grinch’.

Miracle on 34th Street

Ahh I love Miracle on 34th Street, such a classic! I used to watch it all the time when I was growing up.

It’s an American Christmas fantasy film that stars Richard Attenborough and Mara Wilson in. About a lawyer and a little girl trying to prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.

Home Alone

Home Alone has to be my ultimate favourite Christmas film – Merry Christmas you filthy animal!! I watch it every year without fail.

If you haven’t seen Home Alone, the film stars Macaulay Culkin and is about a kid that get’s left behind at home while his family are going on holiday. Two robbers try multiple attempts to break into the house but the child sets up traps and all sorts to stop the robbers from getting in. A great watch!

The Holiday

Another rom-com that you’ll love is ‘The Holiday’, starring Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Jack Black.

It’s about two women troubled with guy-problems who swap homes in each other’s countries. They each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Die Hard

Is Die Hard a Christmas film? Well, yes and no! But either way I enjoy watching it at Christmas every year.

If you’re in the mood for action, Die Hard is your film. Starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman.

The film follows off-duty NYC Police Department officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) who is caught in a Los Angeles skyscraper during a heist led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). A great watch!

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Another classic Christmas film is Bridget Jone’s Diary.

Bridget Jones’s Diary is a novel by Helen Fielding. Written in the form of a personal diary, the novel chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a thirty-something single working woman living in London. She writes about her career, self-image, vices, family, friends, and romantic relationships.

What’s your favourite Christmas film? Let me know in the comments below!

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1 Comment

  1. Lou
    December 12, 2019 / 7:06 pm

    Great picks! I’m a big fan of Elf & Home Alone.

    Lou x

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