LIFESTYLE | My Top 5 Christmas Films

As Sundays are traditionally my days for binge watching films I think it's only right that the blog should be dedicated to what I've been watching! I hope by now you're in the Christmas spirit but if not here are my top five festive favourites to get you in the mood. All pics via pinterest and in no particular order: 


1. Elf (2003)

I think this has featured on every Christmas movie round up I've seen this year (and the year before and year before...) but it's for good reason. I remember going to see this when it first came out (11 years ago!!) and I've watched it countless times since, four times this month alone! Obviously Buddy is my favourite character but I also think Gimbel's manager (Faizon Love) is just hilarious! What's your favourite Elf quote?


2. Miracle On 34th Street (1994)

This film has been made three times but it's the last one, produced by John Hughes (who also made Home Alone), that's my favourite. When Kris Kingle (Richard Attenborough) takes the role as a department store's Santa Claus all the kids in NYC believe he is the real deal, apart from little Susan (Mara Wilson aka Matilda.) Then Kris gets himself in some trouble and the only way to avoid jail is by proving he is indeed the real Father Christmas. To be honest the story probably isn't great but it's so good because of Attenborough...he is what you imagine Santa Claus to be like! And the scene with the little deaf girl is just too cute.

3. Nativity! (2009)

This is a film I only got round to watching yesterday and I don't know what took me so long! About two rival schools battling it out to do the best nativity play, this British comedy is just so cute and did make me laugh. Not sure if it's quite a classic but it's just a nice, easy watch for all the family.


4. Home Alone (1990)

It was a toss up between this and Love Actually for the fourth spot but I just had to include Home Alone because it's one I watch every year without fail ever since I can remember. It also just reminds me of my brothers because we all used to watch it together so that's quite nice haha! I'm sure you all know the story and the slapstick in it is just so silly but I love it.


5. Looney Tunes Christmas

This is a bit of a funny one because I don't actually know what it's called! But when I was little we had a video (don't that make me feel old haha) of a Looney Tunes Christmas special that we'd watch on Christmas Eve. I'm always looking for it on DVD but I don't think the full version is available which is a shame because it brings back so many happy memories! You can watch part of it here (yep, youtubed it because I'm a loser.)

As you can see, my choices aren't exactly mature but most of them are childhood favourites that hold a lot of special memories for me and it's great rewatching them now with the little ones in my family. Have you seen any of these? What would be on your list?

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22 comments:

  1. GREAT selection there!!


    Elf is 11 years old??! Yikes! An absolutely perfect Christmas movie, easily in my top 3!!


    Ahh Nativity, that's a cute one. I worked in the costume department on this film, thus kick starting my crush on Martin Freeman ; )


    I also love Edward Scissorhands and of course Die Hard!! Not super Christmassy I suppose but I reckon they still count!!


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  2. I've never seen or heard of Nativity! - love all the other choices.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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  3. OMG! I can't believe I haven't seen Nativity yet. Will see if it's on Netflix here. And yeah....we watch Elf around here year round:D

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  4. Home Alone is my all time favourite, it's the best! I also, of course, love Elf, and I just watched Nativity yesterday and thought it was brilliant! The kids were so natural and Alan Carr's cameo was brill! I've never seen miracle on 34th street so it might be one to watch later on :)


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  5. I really ought to finally watch Elf this year... at this point I just feel embarrassed that I've never seen it!!

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  6. I have seen both Miracle on 34th Street and Elf this past week - love them both :) Nativity and Home Alone are awesome too xx

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  7. Elf is by far my favourite christmas movie !

    lovely post

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  8. Great choices, love nativity but the second one was rubbish. I would definitely have holiday and Arthur Christmas on any list Lucy x

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  9. I loooove Home Alone! It's the best Xmas film ever. :) It's also not Xmas if you aren't watching a Harry Potter film.

    Tara x

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  10. I'v never seen Elf, or Nativity! I plan to watch Elf on Christmas eve though :) Love Actually is one of my fave Christmas films for sure, and, similar to your choice of Looney Tunes, the Mickey Mouse Christmas special with all the weird stories, ending with Donald Duck as Scrooge and Goofy as Jacob Marley! Love it, wanna find that and watch it this year too! :') x

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  11. I have never seen Elf - that's really terrible isn't it?! Sounds particularly bad when you say it's been out for 11 years! How have I not seen it yet?! x


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  12. Oh really? That's so cool, the costumes were so cute...I loved the blonde wigs haha. I forgot about Edward Scissorhands, totally a Christmas film! x

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  13. I hadn't until my aunt kept telling me about it! It's worth a watch :) x

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  14. I hope you can watch it, it's so funny! x

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  15. I loved Alan Carr in Nativity! He looked so different though. Definitely worth a watch, it's a cute little film! x

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  16. I hope you do get to watch it, it's too good! x

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  17. Great aren't they? I watched so many Christmas films last week! x

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  18. I think it might be mine too, although it's hard to choose! x

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  19. I haven't seen The Holiday or Arthur Christmas! Definitely on my list to watch x

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  20. I haven't seen Harry Potter this Christmas yet :O I went to the Studios though so I'll say that counts ;) x

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  21. Hope you like Elf, it's SO funny! I've never actually seen the Mickey Mouse one, I'll watch it at some point...there's plenty of little ones in my family so I can use them as an excuse to watch cartoons ;) x

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  22. How is that possible, it's always on haha! Hope you get to watch it, I think it's so funny x

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