It’s the weekend before Christmas and if you’re not feeling Christmassy then get yourself cozy on the sofa and crack out a good Christmas film that will get you in the festive spirit! Here are a few of my favourites that I love to stick on when I’m wrapping presents. These aren’t in any particular order and I’d love to know
1. The Holiday – I will watch this film all year because it is just so lovely and romantic. The film follows Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and Iris (Kate Winslet) both who are fed up with love and escape to the other side of the globe for a well-deserved break, but love has a way of working in mysterious ways! I know its only a film but I’m fully invested in these relationships and characters so much so that I’m desperate for a sequel to find out what happens next.
2. The Princess Switch – I’ve never been a fan of cheesy Hallmark or Netflix films until now but they are the perfect film to stick on if you just want a bit of fun! I also love A Christmas Prince but don’t bother wasting your time with the second one, it’s absolutely terrible!
3. Miracle on 34th Street – There’s just something special about this film, and Richard Attenborough will always be the perfect Father Christmas! He encapsulates everything wonderful about Christmas and the scene when he uses sign language to communicate with the deaf child gets me every time.
4. The Santa Clause – This film just reminds me of my childhood and will instantly get me all excited for Christmas!
5. Nativity! – If you’re from the UK then this film has to be on your list of go-to Christmas films! The film focuses on Martin Freeman’s character Paul who is a bit of a scrooge but is put in charge of organizing his school’s Nativity performance. Long story short things get a bit out of hand, lies are told but in the end, you’re left with a fun and unique performance and a set of catchy songs you can’t get out of your head!
6. New Year’s Eve – This film is very similar to Love Actually with the concept of different people finding love and though it’s not Christmassy it is centered around the festivities of New Year’s Eve! It’s a classic romantic comedy which will get you in a good mood for the new year and is the perfect film to watch in between Christmas and New Year.
7. Christmas With The Kranks – A funny and slightly childish Christmas film which doesn’t start off in the festive spirit but by the end shows you the true meaning and joy of Christmas.
8 It’s a Wonderful Life – A classic.