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Every year I set a weekend for me and my family to gather round for Christmas films. It’s one of my favourite things to do to get into the festive spirit. With 2018, we’ve been blessed with a couple of new films, so whilst this list will feature some older ones, I’d like to add a few new ones too! So switch on Netflix, grab a hot chocolate, a blanket and some snacks… let’s get to it.
1. The Christmas Chronicles
New to Netflix this year, I absolutely loved a Christmas Chronicles. With it being set in 2018, it’s always nice to have a film that feels to relevant to today’s time yet still totally packed with magic and warm-fuzzies. I loved the Santa in this and the story of the siblings, it had me close to tears at times with happiness.
2. It’s a Wonderful Life
Always one of my favourites. I’m moved to tears every single time I watch this and appreciate it each year. Watch this if you’re feeling sentimental and you absolutely need to remember to grab a packet of tissues.
3. A Princess Switch
Okay, it’s a little/a lot cheesy. But who doesn’t like to watch the festive version of the Parent Trap? I loved curling up by the fire to this one, and it was a really easy watch. You’ll definitely have some roll-your-eyes moments, but all in all Vanessa Hudgens has you going along with her British accent for a giggle.
4. White Christmas
Who doesn’t love a sing-along with Bing Crosby when you’ve had one too many Baileys? I absolutely love how festive this film makes me feel. And you can’t get any better than this for some seriously cosy nostalgia!
‘Things are really cool in Nazareth’… Always one for the original. The second and third really don’t cut it for me, but the first… Mr Poppy has me in stitches every time. It reminds me of being a child and the wonder that this time of year brings!
6. The Muppet Christmas Carol
My favourite version of this story. I love the Muppets, and it makes perfect viewing for my one year old boy this year! It has you giggling, crying, hating Michael Caine’s Scrooge, overcome with emotion and all in all Christmassy by the end.
7. Arthur Christmas
I only discovered Arthur Christmas last year and absolutely loved it. I spent my Christmas morning watching it and feeling very festive. A bit more of a modern take on Santa, it’s an adventurous, fun and exciting story about getting a present delivered to a child in time for Christmas!
Okaaaaay so technically not Christmas, but it fits here right? Frozen is always one I love to dig out at Christmas as it has all of the winter scenes in.
9. The Holiday
The perfect cast combination. You have the funniness of Jack Black, the deliciousness of Jude Law and the delight that is Kate and Cameron on screen together.
10. Home Alone
I’ve watched this (and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) every year since being young. It’s a cracker for Christmas.
Go on tell me, what’s your favourite Christmas film?