Christmas films are a magical part of a cosy Christmas for us, we love them! After my popular kids' Halloween movie round-up last year, I thought it was time I created a list of our favourite festive films to enjoy with the children and why not make it a full advent of movies to last all December until the big day?!
Here are 25 Christmas movies to get you feeling festive this winter...
Klaus is a new favourite in our house, we've watched it the past two Christmases and love the story and characters plus the heart-warming ending - love!
Frozen 1 & 2
A winter classic, Frozen and Frozen 2 are ever popular in our house, as I'm sure is the same with many families! Who doesn't love the adventures of Anna & Elsa?
Home Alone 1 & 2
Absolute comedy classics - this is the first Christmas film my kids ask for each year, they love the slapstick and even though I know everything that's coming SO well after years of loving these films, I still can't get enough of them!
Christmas Chronicles 1 & 2
Another new classic one for us, we have loved Christmas Chronicles since it came out on Netflix a couple of years ago and the 2nd one is fun too.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas & The Grinch
The Jim Carrey version is my favourite but we do like the newer cartoon version of the awesome Dr Seuss tale too.
Another funny one which the twins like more now they are older.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
My absolute favourite version of A Christmas Carol. Kermit & friends are fab as ever with Michael Caine brilliantly cast as Scrooge. The songs are fantastic!
A must see every year, silly fun which the kids (and I) adore!
Sweet and funny, this has some brilliant moments.
Admittedly I haven't seen this one for years, it's not on any of our streaming subscriptions and I haven't dug out the DVD for the twins yet but I seem to remember it's got a nice story and anything with Tom Hanks has to be good, right?
I love the colour and cinematography in this one! Takes a while to get going after the sad part but I do enjoy it.
Jingle All The Way
Cheesy 90's fun! Predictable but enjoyable.
Miracle on 34th Street
Another sweet one with the classic cheesy 90's treatment.
Santa Claus: The Movie
Going even more retro with this 80's favourite from my childhood, I love John Lithgow as the Christmas big store baddie!
A Christmas Story
Another one from the 80's, I haven't seen this one yet (I've literally just ordered the DVD on eBay) but have seen so many brilliant photos by friends inspired by the pink bunny, I need to see it!
Rise of the Guardians
I'm not 100% sure whether this counts as a Christmas movie but it has Jack Frost AND Santa among the other classic magical creatures like the Easter Bunny. We like it :)
Another predictable Dad related Christmas drama with a rather weird plot as the Dad's spirit is embodied in a snow man but it's quite fun if you're hiding from the weather indoors!
An absolute classic, so relaxing and beautiful to watch.
Deck The Halls
Possibly slightly too old for my kids (it's a PG so I might watch it again to check why) but I enjoy the festive feud between neighbours.
I've only seen this once and honestly can't remember much about it so it's not a classic for me but I needed another film! lol
A Boy Called Christmas
This looks amazing! New this year, I cannot wait to watch this with the kids. Written by the awesome Matt Haig and with an amazing cast including Dame Maggie Smith means it has to be a goodie! Apparently it's out on Netflix soon but we might go to the local cinema to catch it if it's on in the Lounge as a treat :)
So there you have it, 25 films to keep you entertained all winter! Which is your favourite? Let me know in the comments.
Be sure to check out our annual ADVENT-ures which will feature at least 1 or 2 of these family favourites this year.