Everyone has a favourite Christmas movie don’t they? But, when I first thought about it I drew a blank.
What is my favourite?
All I could think of was Home Alone. Is it really my favourite? Yes and No. I asked my husband and he just likes watching movies, usually Marvel ones and not necessarily Christmas specific films.
So, I gave it some thought…
My Christmas movie list in date order:
The Snowman (1982)
The first Christmas movie I ever loved has got to be The Snowman. A lovely tale of a little boy’s snowman coming to life and taking him on an adventure.
Home Alone (1990)
I find Home Alone a little cheesy today and the humour is very slapstick, however, it brings back memories of watching it as a kid and remember how much I loved it. It also seems to be on every year so it has become a Christmas classic.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
This animated Christmas movie is a different tale from the rest with Jack trying to take on Christmas and stars Sally (a redhead) ragdoll that is in love with Jack.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
This is new on the list and the love for this film has blossomed through my son’s love of the Dr Seuss books. The Grinch is one of his favourites for the line “Pooh Pooh to the Whos” which sadly isn’t in the movie. But, he still love the film adptation and now so do I.
I haven’t yet been to see the new Grinch movie but looking forward to watching that tool.
The Holiday (2006)
Talking about Christmas films that bring back lots of good nostalgia, I do love the holiday. It is an amazing feel good romance about two women who swap houses for the Christmas holiday. Although, I still wonder why anyone would leave that gorgeous home in America to live in a tiny English cottage?
Whilst we are on the topic of animation, I think most familys will be watching this popular disney movie that is set in a snowy Scandinavian lanscape. A loving tale about the love of two sisters, one of which has a dangerous power.
New films I’m looking forward to watching this year…
Absolutley Fabulous: The Movie (2016)
I have loved Edina and Patsy since they first hit our TVs in the 90s and still find the episodes funny now. I’ve not seen the movie and hoping to catch it this year. Apparently Patsy kills Kate Moss at a party and the two BFFs are on the run. I am going to piss myself laughing when she falls out the cab. I always do. I love it.
Angela’s Christmas (2018)
This film features a little redhead girl (I love how cartoonists love using their red pen for the main character) so I have to check it out. It looks really good and is about a little girl that steals baby Jesus from a churches nativity scene. And, that’s all I know…
I’ve already watched Arthur Christmas, Nativity!, The Princess Switch and The Christmas Chronicles.
This year I have loved watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and now there is a holiday special called Chapter 11: A Midwinters Tale. I can’t wait to watch it!
As I have Netflix, I will also give the following codes a try:
- 1474017 – Christmas Children & Family Films
- 1394527 – Romantic Christmas Films
- 1394522 – Family-friendly Christmas Films
- 1475066 – Feel-good Christmas Children & Family Films
- 1475071 – Goofy Christmas Children & Family Films
- 1527064 – British Christmas Children & Family Films
- 1477201 – Christmas Children & Family Films for ages 5 to 7
- 1477204 – Christmas Children & Family Films for ages 8 to 10
- 1477206 – Christmas Children & Family Films for ages 11 to 12
- 1476024 – Christmas Children & Family Films from the 1990s
More codes here.
What will you be watching over the holidays? Do you have a favourite Christmas movie? Let me know in the comments.