It’s 12 days until Christmas Day, a time to be with family, exchange gifts, eat way too much and celebrate the birth of Christ. And to get you (and me) in the Christmas Spirit I have made a list with my favorite Christmas movies of all time. Here they are:
It is one of my favorite classics of all time and Judy Garland’s iconic rendition of “Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is possibly my favorite Christmas song of all time. Perfect to watch with the family.
11) Little Women
Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Susan Sarandon and Batman… I mean, Christian Bale. Need I say more? While the movie sets over the course of a few years, my favorite bits were always the Christmas celebrations.
Perfect for a laugh. Bridget Jones runs through the course of a year starting and ending around Christmas. She is a lunatic, but Mr. Darcy’s sideburns and his fight with Daniel Cleaver are just too hilarious to miss out.
It’s got it all… amnesia, family dynamics, Sandy Bullock and a lot of mid 90’s nostalgia! Love it!
One of Nic Cage’s golden age movies. Back in the early 00’s when he was pumping out action blockbusters like it was no one’s business, he did have a little break for a Christmas family classic. It is the usual “ghost of Christmas past” premise when a big business man wakes up in suburbia and has a glimpse of what his life could’ve been like had he made different choices. It’s got heart, snow and a pinch of second chances. A must in my books!
7) Home Alone
If you’re part of my generation, you definitely grew up watching Kevin MacCallister creatively defending his home from burglars when he’s accidentally left home alone by his family over Christmas vacation. Another perfect movie to watch with the family.
6) The man who invented Christmas
Aaron and I discovered “The Man who invented Christmas” early this year and we instantly agreed it had to come into the rotation of Christmas movies during Christmas season. It tells the story of how Charles Dicken’s came to write “A Christmas Tale” plus, Cousin Matthew (Dan Stevens) and Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) are in it, so that’s enough reason for me. Great to watch with the family!
When you add Will Ferrel and Christmas you’ve got the perfect combo for a hilarious Christmas classic about a man raised as an Elf in search of his true identity in NYC. A classic that pleases everyone’s taste!
4) Just Friends
One of my favorite comedies of all time. This movie will have you laughing out loud and it is highly quotable. Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris’ performances are ridiculous in the funniest way and we cannot have Christmas without it. Watch it so you won’t need to sing “Forgiveness, is more than saying sorry…”
3) The Holiday
Two single career women decide to house-swap during the Christmas holiday and end up finding themselves through a series of funny events. Plus, Jude Law’s character’s daughters are SO adorable, they influenced me in my decision to move to the UK and raise kids with cute British accents. (A girl can dream, right?)
Never mind being the ultimate Christmas movie, it is the best multi-story movie ever made. You’ve got romance, music, heartbreak, Brazilian hunk Rodrigo Santoro as Karl and Hugh Grant’s Prime Minister’s dance moves! I love it, love it, love it!
My favorite Christmas Movie of all time and the one I watch every Christmas Eve. The family antics have led me to hope I’ll have a big family one day that will laugh, cry and be by each other’s side no matter what! The most perfect cast in a movie in my humble opinion! Everyone shines!
Honorable mention should be made to Die Hard, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and, of course, White Christmas which just didn’t make the list because of lack of time, but if you have the chance, by all means, watch them!
What do you think of this list? Have I forgotten any other movies? Leave a comment below on your favorite Christmas movie!