Is there anything better during the festive season than gathering the family, whipping up some popcorn and pressing ‘play’ on a cracker of a Christmas classic? We’ve made your holiday season even easier by rounding up our top 12 classic movies for you to tick off these holidays.
1. Home Alone (1990)
Was there really any other option for the number one spot?
2. Love Actually (2003)
Is Christmas really Christmas without re-runs of this celeb-filled classic on repeat?
3. Elf (2003)
Because there’s nothing more festive than Will Ferrell running around New York in an elf costume.
4. The Grinch (2000)
We were slightly frightened of him as kids, but now we relate to Jim Carey’s portrayal of the Dr. Suess classic on a spiritual level.
5. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
A feel good classic.
6. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
What you get when you cross Tim Burton with ‘festive’.
7. Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
A Christmas classic featuring singing AND Judy Garland. What’s not to love?
8. The Santa Clause (1994)
Making every kid sort of wish their dad became Santa.
9. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
A cult-classic in American cinema, if this doesn’t get you in Christmas mood – we don’t know what will!
10. The Holiday (2006)
An all-star cast with a seasonal twist on the cheesy rom-com. Is it corny? Absolutely! But we love it anyway.
11. The Polar Express (2004)
One for kids and adults alike, hop on board for an adventure for all ages.
12. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)
We’d be remiss not to include the second film in what is arguably the best Christmas movie franchise of all time. Making all our childhood dreams come true, the Plaza Hotel in New York now offer a Home Alone 2 Package.