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10 November 2023

6 Festive Movies to Add to Your Must-Watch List this Christmas

Who doesn’t love settling down to a Christmas film? Well, we certainly do. For some reason, a good old Christmas film and a good selection of your favourite snacks just make Christmas feel so cosy – aren’t we right? So, here are our 6 favourite festive flicks for you to get your festive season kick-started and believe us, you’ll want to watch these this Christmas.


Who doesn't love a rom-com?

Whether you want to laugh, cry, or fall in love with a heartthrob this festive season, we’ve got you covered. With these classic Christmas rom-coms, you can’t go wrong with the perfect movie night in and a bowl of popcorn to enjoy a classic, but cringe, love story.

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Love Actually

Are we wrong in thinking that no matter how cringe a rom-com is, we all love them? A little guilty pleasure shall we say? Well, with the classic Christmas rom-com, Love Actually, we feel all the emotions when watching this one. With a variety of storylines to follow, and so many characters to fall in love with, this film is a no-brainer for an easy-watching Christmas classic, and it's easily one of our favourites.

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The Holiday

If you’re a lover of Jack Black, Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, and Jude Law, then this rom-com is right up your street. We love a little transatlantic romance of unintentional lovers starting their journey… some may say it’s something we’ve all dreamed of, right? With the classic comedy of an all-star line-up and the humbling storyline, this is a film that is hard to not fall in love with over Christmas. Perfectly paired with a mulled wine if you ask us.

Something to sing along to

Get your vocal exercises started with these amazing Christmas musicals that’ll get you up and dancing off your sofa. We all love a good sing-along, don’t we?

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Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell in a Christmas film do we hear you ask? Well, while Spirited is new to our screens after only coming out last year, it’s already a cult classic. With a modern twist of Scrooge, this musical shows us the magic of the classic Charles Dickens story in all its glory. Following the ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future with plenty of belly laughs along the way, we see this musical unfold into an amazing 10/10 Christmas film which is 100% something to pop on in the background or sit down and snuggle up to.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

Christmas or Halloween, well how about BOTH? This is a classic favourite of ours which we think is a brill watch any time of year. With the heart-warming story of Jack the King of Halloween Town finding the magic of Christmas – what is not to love about this film? With the festivities of Christmas and Halloween merged into one, this is an easy watch for anyone wanting to have a sing-along too – with the musical magic bringing Christmas to life, it’s not one to miss on your televisions this year.

A Darker Twist

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And on to the dark side of Christmas… Gremlins! This 1984 classic will give you the creeps, even during the most wonderful time of the year. You’ll watch the Gremlins tear through a small town, ironically showing both the Christmas spirit of naughty and nice in their behaviour, so when they are given a little hydration, they’re instantly on Santa’s naughty list. Watch out for the Gremlins this Christmas, you never know where they’ll be hiding.

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A classic Bill Murray film, this brings another menacing twist to Christmas. Similar to the classic Charles Dickens story, Francis Xavier Cross is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve after making a few mistakes in the run-up to the most festive day of the year. Watch this story unfold as Francis discovers his life with these ghosts sharing his most present experiences with him – humbling him to make a change. A must-watch if you like a good thrill.

With this fantastic selection of films to dive into in the cosy Christmas season, we think it's time to get out the hot chocolate and popcorn, light a few candles, and get snug whilst you enjoy our top 6 flicks for Christmas 2023.

Let us know your favourite films on our social media in case we missed some more classics… there are way too many to name, aren’t there?