My Top Christmas Movies – Blogmas Day Four

My Top Christmas Movies – Blogmas Day Four

My Top Christmas Movies – Blogmas Day Four

One of my favourite things about this time of year is cuddling up with a good cup of coffee (or tea!) and a blanket and watching Christmas movies while it’s (probably) raining outside. (Gotta love the NI weather…). I thought I would do a little list of my favourite go-to Christmas films when I want one to watch! Hopefully you’ll find one that you haven’t seen (although, all of them are fairly popular).

Elf (2003)

IMDB rating: 6.9/10
On Netflix UK? No.

Yes, I am 22 years old. Yes, I do love this film. I get away with watching it, as I have a nine year old sister. I tend to blame all of my childish watching choices on her, when in fact, it is me that wants to watch all of the childish films. Buddy’s innocence and love of Christmas really helps put me in the mood! This is one of my favourite Christmas films as, in the end, it just highlights a sense of family. It’s a feel good one, and if you haven’t seen it before (honestly, where HAVE you been??), I suggest you get to it ASAP!

 

Home Alone (1990)

IMDB rating: 7.5/10
On Netflix UK? No.

This perhaps pips the rest to the post as my all time favourite! I used to so look forward to this film coming on TV when I was younger (no, there were no streaming services, or digital downloads, shock horror). I used to dream of a scenario when I would have to defend my household and get to do all of the cool things Kevin did (y’know, just casually blowtorching people), but now that I’m older I realise how ridiculous this film is. Nevertheless, still a classic and forever my favourite.  (Unpopular opinion: I LOVE the sequel, too).

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

IMDB rating: 8.6/10
On Netflix UK? No. (None of them are so far??)

This is one of my most recent finds and treasures. Although this was already a cult classic, I only watched it for the first time last year (and yes, I cried like a big baby). I love this film dearly for it’s reminder that no matter how stressed, or how down you feel, you really do have a place in the world. You are loved. You are a factor in many people’s lives and you may not even know it. Give this a watch to feel ALL the feels. Yes, it’s in black and white (which some people don’t like???) but I promise you, it’s worth the watch!

 

 

Love Actually (2003)

IMDB rating: 7.7/10
On Netflix UK? NO. WHAT?

This movie. You HAVE to see this! Funny? Check. Festive? Check. Great cast? Check. Great story? Check. (?) It’s got it all! I watch this film at least once every Christmas time. Some people prefer ‘The Holiday’ but out of the two, this was my pick. I don’t think you’ll ever see another film with such a great cast of the time. The intertwining of stories is genius, and my only complaint is that the resolution of many of these stories were… kinda flat. (Also, RIP Alan Rickman.)

The Family Stone (2005)

IMDB rating: 6.3/10
On Netflix UK? No. Surprise Surprise. Sorry!

This for me was yet another ‘new’ find! I hadn’t seen this movie until I saw it on TV in January of this year. It boats a very good cast – Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Claire Danes and Craig T. Nelson. They all have such a great chemistry together to create a film that (once again, made me cry) is incredibly modern and yet still feels like a traditional Christmas film. I can’t wait to watch it again this year (and cry all over again… maybe I should be concerned about how emotional I am…). I won’t give too much away about it, but if you haven’t seen it, please give it a watch!

 

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

 

IMDB rating: 8.1/10
On Netflix UK? No. Officially none of them… conspiracy????

It’s not strictly a Christmas film, but I’ve never seen it on TV any other time of year! This is the most classic of classic films, with both black and white and technicolour parts (quite modern for the time no?). I don’t think anyone won’t know the famous line ‘there’s no place like home.’ A feeling many of us feel as we make our way back to our families for Christmas, or meet up with members of our family we don’t see often. It is a musical, so you have been warned (although, come on, I’m sure you’ve seen this before!).

So, these are my top picks if you want a good Christmas film to watch! I hope you enjoyed this post, and if you did, please leave me a comment down below telling what your favourite Christmas movie is! I think out of all of these, Home Alone is the winner, purely for nostalgias sake.

I’ll be back every day during December to bring you a post, so don’t forget to come back! Don’t be a stranger!

 

 

 

Take a look at my other Blogmas posts:

Day One – Bourjois Holiday Collection

Day Two – LanaiBlo Personalised Hairdryer

Day Three – Stocking Fillers £10 & Under

 

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Emma Louise McCaw

22-year-old English graduate and part-time beauty & lifestyle blogger from Northern Ireland. I spend my time reviewing makeup, thinking about makeup, applying makeup... and drinking more coffee than is probably healthy.
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