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The Best Christmas Movies

I know, I know...we're only in November and I'm already recommending Christmas movies. But hey, I like to celebrate early, and now you can start your Christmas film marathons to get in the holiday spirit! Today I thought I'd go through some of my favourite festive films to provide you with some recommendations for what I enjoy watching around this time of year. Hopefully there's at least one or two here that you haven't heard of!

The Greatest Store in the World

This one is a classic if you're a British child who grew up in the 90s. The Greatest Store in the World follows a family down on their luck who end up living inside a department store over Christmas as they have nowhere else to go. It sounds sad, and honestly it is, but as it's told from the children's perspective, there's so much fun to it as well. It's definitely a reflective film, but it's heart warming and will make you feel great by the end of it.


Yes, I know, everyone has seen Elf, but it's a classic for a reason, so I had to include it on my list! This film is an absolute staple of Christmas time for a lot of people. Following an Elf (who finds out he's actually a human) who leaves the North Pole to find his real dad in New York, this film has nothing but laughs. It's really funny and is amazingly Christmassy. I don't feel like Christmas has really started until Elf is on the TV!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

You know I always manage to find a way to get a Harry Potter film into each blog post! I wanted to include a film on this list that wasn't necessarily a Christmas film, but gave off a festive vibe, and I'd say this one certainly fits the bill. With amazingly snowy scenes and some of the most beautiful Christmas frames, the Philosopher's Stone is always a favourite in the festive season. It's also a great choice if you've got someone in the family who is not really into watching Christmas films, as there's so many other things to enjoy here as well!

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Again, not necessarily a Christmas film, but certainly set at Winter time. This is an absolute classic. Following a straight-laced man who has to venture home in time for Thanksgiving with a talkative stranger, there are so many laughs in this movie. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll feel great by the end of it. This isn't one to miss. It's also a film that you'll often find on those 'Films to See Before You Die' type articles, so you can scratch this one off your bucket list as well!

Deck the Halls

If you're looking for a film that's nothing but light-hearted fun, this is the one for you. Deck the Halls follows two neighbours who are competing to be the first to have their house decorated for Christmas so brightly that you can see it from space. It's a super fun premise, and it's a really enjoyable film to watch. It's a great one to see on Christmas Eve to put you in the fun and festive spirit.

And that's it for my Christmas movie recommendations. I'd love to know what your favourites are! Let me know in the comments of this post, or through social media:

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Until next time,

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