Thursday 14 December 2023

My top 5 favourite Christmas movies!

 I wouldn't say I am a big movie buff but I do have a lot of favourite films. You can read about my favourite action movies, Sci-Fi movies, my favourite Animated movies, my favourite musical movies my favourite disaster movies, for Halloween I shared my favourite scary movies and then my favourite not so scary movies as I am a wimp when it comes to anything a little scary.

This time it's all about my favourite Christmas movies. There are so many to choose from especially with Netflix bringing new one's out each year. A few years ago I shared my top 5 Christmas films on Netflix and they haven't changed. They are all so cheesy and predictable but that makes them so easy to watch.

Anyway, these are my top 5 Christmas movies!

Love Actually!
Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David, the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer, Sarah, a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life and Harry, a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.

I watch this a couple of times a year. It is such a nice film with great songs, an amazing cast, heart warming romances and of course such a feel good ending. It's not a love story but a story about love!

Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in the adult Buddy travels to New York in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs, a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results. 

It took me ages to get around to watching this movie, about 10 years ago. I thought it can't be that good but it was. hehehe It's a real laugh out loud comedy with a lot of Christmas spirit.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York!
Kevin McCallister is back. But this time he's in New York City with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his own playground. But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin are bound for New York City too plotting a huge holiday heist. Kevin's ready to welcome them with another battery of booby traps the bumbling bandits will never forget.

It's controversial but I prefer the second Home Alone movie. The first one is good but this one is better! It is a must watch movie in our house in the run up to Christmas.

The Snowman!
Raymond Briggs’s book came to life once a year throughout many childhoods, as the animated film was shown on British TV with religious precision. After a boy makes a snowman on Christmas Eve, it comes to life to take him on an adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Add the haunting song ‘Walking In The Air’ and you have a true Christmas classic.

This has been part of my Christmas Eve every year since I can remember. Even as a young adult before having children I would watch it, when my girls were little they loved it too and even now they are older they still watch it. 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything Christmas related from the Who's. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who.

This was the first Christmas movie I watched this year just so I had time to watch it again in the week before Christmas. It really is one of my favourites. Jim Carrey is hilarious as the Grinch and this is one of the live action movies which are better than the animated one's.

What are your favourite Christmas movies?


  1. December 2023 at 18:01

    Elf is one of my favourites, so funny X

  2. My favorites are Love Actually, The Holiday (though oddly neither one of them really celebrates Christmas even though they were both looking to get away during Christmas!), National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Home Alone 1 & 2, and The Santa Clause.

  3. Oh great choices! Our favourites are Home Alone, The Polar Express, Elf and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! xx

  4. My favourites are 'Love Actually' 'Elf' 'Home Alone' and 'The Polar Express'. I used to love the 1969 'Frosty The Snowman' movie as a kid but I would always cry when he melted!

  5. Love "Love Actually". I must admit, I've never seen the others on your list.