My Top 5 Christmas Films

It feels so strange think that we are already in the second week of December! Seriously these months have just flown by and I feel as if I have missed EVERYTHING. So come on fess up, who is prepared? We have so much to do in these last couple of week so I am sat here wondering if we will get it all finished in time. So what better way to be counter productive by wrapping myself in blankets, drinking hot chocolate to watch some festive favourites. 

I'm sure so many of you are looing forward to lots of fun and festivities so I thought that it would be good to share some of our favourite Christmas films of all time! There are so many good ones, so it was pretty hard to pick five! But these five have to be the ones that make many families feels nostalgic and get them all in a festive mood. Will your favourite be in our list? 

The Muppet Christmas Carol 

A bit of a controversial one! But this film has to be my all time favourite festive film. It just makes me feels so nostalgic and takes me right back to my childhood. We would always save this film for our Christmas Eve family film all snuggled up on the sofa with hot chocolates and lots of whipped cream. The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol which is a tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption of Christmas Eve. A must see for all families especially because in this adaption there are some modern songs, who doesn't love a good sing-a-long? 

The Polar Express 

Oh The Polar Express! Isn't it the sweetest little film. I remember watching this film for the first time years ago with my Nan and it always reminds me of her. I would always pop around her in December and she would make me one of those special hot chocolates of her and we would watch it together. You're never too old for cuddles of hot chocolates with your Nan. Now it feels so goof to create the same atmosphere with my own daughter who adores the film and wants to find the polar express every time we see a train. This exciting adventure is based on a children's book by Christ Van Allsburg. The film takes a young boy on a magical train journey that shows him that wonder of life never fades, if you believe! 

The Santa Clause 

This film us such a classic! The festive films of the 90s really brings back so many memories as a child, it feels so strange to be recreating those types of memories with my daughter. However, she did make me laugh when she asked why the mobile phones were so big in the film - she certainly made me feel old. But if you want to get into the festive mood then I would highly recommend you watching all three movies. 

The Grinch

The Grinch! But the Jim Carey version because, well he is bloody brilliant! We love Dr. Seuss in our household with a slight obsession with The Lorax. I couldn't even guess at how many times we have watched that film together. I'd like to say that we watch The Grinch at Christmas, but we start watching this one from July onwards, she never tires of it! The Grinch hates everything do with Christmas. So much so that he lives so far into the mountains with his dog so he can't be disturbed. But, one day he has an idea to steal Christmas. The Grinch then travels down to the village and tries stealing everything he could and meets a little girl, Cindy-Lou. Is this one on your festive favourites?

Home Alone 

A timeless classic! But it really is so hard to choose between Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York though? They both have the festive feel and gets you all excited about Christmas, but which is better? My husband loves the first film, but for me Home Alone 2: Lost in New York just tops it off for me. I has a better story line than the first film and it always makes me fall in love with New York and the pretty lights! Visiting New York at Christmas time is on our travel bucket list. 

So what are your favourite festive films? 


  1. Aww Home Alone is an absolute classic!! I haven't seen Grinch in years...will have to hunt it down this festive season :) #TheList

    Helen x

  2. I've written a similar list - but you've got a few that I haven't! I'd forgotten about the muppets christmas carol #thelist

  3. Oh my... The Grinch is my all time fave Christmas film!! I think between us me and my sister know all of the words and used to recite them on train journeys (much to our mothers embarrassment!) The Holiday and Love Actually are my next two i think! I always found Polar Express creepy? Just me? Have watched The Santa Clause already as our Sunday film last weekend... love it! Always makes me a tad emotional at the end! <3

  4. I love Christmas films. Any of them really I'm not fussy. I've only seen Home Alone all the way throuh, out of your list though #thelist

  5. The Muppets Christmas Carol is my ultimate favourite Christmas film and I have watched it every year without fail for as long as I can remember! It's so good! I have never actually seen The Santa Clause, but I will add it to my list as this year I'm trying to watch all the Christmas films I have never seen before xx #TheList

  6. Oh yes, you have to watch Home Alone at Christmas time! Thanks for linking up to #thelist x