On the weekend I watched The Christmas Chronicles – a Netflix original that popped up on my screen a few days ago. Myself, the girls and my mum, sister and niece had a properly festive afternoon with snacks and mulled wine ( squash for the kids ) with candles lit and comfy clothes on! We really enjoyed it, it was a nice change to the animated festive films that I seem to have been watching over and over. Definitely worth a watch and it got me to thinking of other Christmas films, both the typical ones I know and love and the ones that perhaps I’ve missed.
I asked a group of blogging friends what films they know and love and I thought it was perfect timing to share the responses with you all! Here are 15 Christmas Films to enjoy this year. To make it easy I have linked to all of the films on IMDB so you can check out the ratings and certifications.
This came up a few times in the discussion and I have seen quite a few good reviews over on twitter too. It’s well worth a watch if you have Netflix and if not now would be a great time to take advantage of a free trial. Jo from Cup Of Toast says: We love The Christmas Chronicles. So much fun and a great modern take on how Santa delivers all those presents! Cheryl from Mummy Of 5 Miracles agrees and says its fantastic.
2. Die Hard:
Now I have to admit to something here… I cannot actually recall watching any of the Die Hard films! However Rachel from Coffee, Cake, Kids recommends it,for the following reason: Tight White Vest …perhaps I’ll have to give it a whirl.
I was pretty petrified of these films as a child and I am yet to revisit as an adult but Amy from Amytreasure.com says: The films have to be watched every year and take me right back to my childhood.
Jenni from The Bear And The Fox says: Nothing beats The Muppet Christmas Carol! Great to sing along to, and who doesn’t love the Muppets? We watch it every year on Christmas Eve, without fail. Bring on the popcorn!
This is one of my favourite Christmas films and Jennifer from My Mummy’s Pennies agrees, she says: My favourite Christmas movie is Miracle on 34th Street! I remember going to see it as a child at the cinema and getting a badge to wear declaring ‘I Believe!’ I just think it’s so magical and makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
7. Home Alone:
Emma from The Mini Mes and Me recommends Home Alone as her kids really love the action and injury however secretly her favourite is Elf! Rachel from Blogging Mummy says: Home alone, absolute classic and I’ve watched it every Christmas for years and years. Its only the first 2 though thats I love and now my boys love it too.
Jo from A Rose Tinted World says she loves the Home Alone films and especially love the fact that Kevin gets around the concierge when using his Dads credit card!
Lucy from The Parent Game says: It’s really funny and I love the message behind it. It’s a really sweet story and I love how he wins his ex wife and partner around in the end!
Sarah from Kippers and Curtains recommends the 1980s classic Santa Claus the Movie she says: I used to watch it every year with my brothers and last year I took my 3 children to see it at the Backyard Cinema.
Kate from Veggie Desserts says: I love It’s a Wonderful Life. A timeless classic that always makes me cry. I don’t even know if the tears are still because of the film or because it’s tradition to weep over it!
12. The Holiday:
I love The Holiday with its appropriate levels of cheese and Emma from Happy Family Hub agrees, she says: The Holiday is my favourite Christmas movie guilty pleasure! There’s something about a smoochy christmas film with a smattering of comedy to really give you the feels. Having Jack Black in it is also a bonus!
Clare from Wild Mama – Wild Tribe says: The Polar Express ❤️ it’s our Christmas Eve must watch as it’s so magical even for older children ‘the bell still rings for those who truly believe’
14. This Christmas:
This was a new one to me, I had not heard of it before but a musical, romantic drama? Yes please. Leanne from Anklebiters Adventures says: I love the family element to the film and the happy ending.
15. The Grinch:
Lauren from Raising Rocco says she loves The Grinch because:
1. I LOVE Dr Seuss
2. It’s hilarious!
3. The meaning behind it is lovely
4. “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.
I know there are lots more so how about you leave some of your faves in the comments?