The Most Definitive Christmas Film List, Ever!


Ho ho ho! It’s December besties and I don’t know about you, but my favourite thing to do in December is to watch a few films to get pumped for the big day (if you celebrate). I’m going to drop my Christmas favourites and where you can watch them 🎅 🎄.

Home Alone (1990)

stOne of the best Christmas movies ever invented. When a family forget their son at home as they head off for a holiday, how will he fare when his house is a target for a big robbery?

Rotten Tomatoes score: 66%




Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Wait, what? The left him home again? No! he just gets on the wrong airplane this time, silly Kevin. I know there’s 2 more Home Alone movies but once Macaulay left the franchise you should stop watching too.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 34%




Nativity (2009)

When a broken-hearted teacher‘s ex girlfriend moves to Hollywood, he’s tasked with putting on his school’s nativity play. But when he lies and tells everyone that movie producers from Hollywood are coming to watch the show, who knows what will happen.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 48%



Klaus (2019)

I watched this for the first time last year and I was really sceptical for the first while but it’s definitely a must see! I won’t lie, it’s a little dark to begin but it picks up!

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%




The Polar Express (2004)

Christmas classic that I’ve been watching for years! Tom Hanks stars as everyone in this animated adventure on the train to the North Pole.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 56%




Last Christmas (2019)

Yes, the song is played during the movie. In fact this movie really highlights a lot of George Michael’s music. A bit of a romantic one so obviously be prepared for a few tears besties

Rotten Tomatoes score: 46%




Fred Claus (2007)

We all know the story of Santa and how much everyone idolises jolly ol’ Saint Nick around the holidays. But have you ever thought how his brother Fred might feel? Think no more this movie will leave you feeling mad sympathetic for Santa’s sibling

Rotten Tomatoes score: 21%



The Grinch (2018)

The animated retelling of the original movie but with all the same TLC.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 59%





How the Grinch stole Christmas (2000)

The original movie that follows the Grinch ruining Christmas for the residents of Whoville. But will the residents be able to help the Grinch have a change of heart about Christmas?

Rotten Tomatoes score: 49%




Love Actually (2003)

Follows multiple stories about different relationships during the Christmas holidays. Star packed with Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and so on. Truly one of the best films to watch over the holiday! It’s playing at the drive-in at Leopardstown racecourse soon!

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%



Jack Frost (1998)

My favourite Christmas movie of all time! A young boy named Charlie is mourning the death of his father Jack. His town are treated to a white Christmas and of course he sets out to build a snowman. With a bit of magic who knows what will happen?

Rotten Tomatoes score: 19%



The Santa Clause (1994)

The first in the 3 part franchise of how Santa is replaced by the person who is responsible for his death. Can an average Joe really take up the reigns and deliver all the presents for Christmas morning?

Rotten Tomatoes score: 72%




The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

The second part of the franchise. All hell breaks loose in this one as Santa is cloned to become an evil Santa trying to ruin Christmas. Can the real Santa save it?

Rotten Tomatoes score: 56%




Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Follows the story of a couple who hate Christmas and every year head off on holiday. This year their flights are cancelled and their whole neighbourhood try and get them into the Christmas spirit

Rotten Tomatoes score: 5%




Elf (2003)

A good oul family comedy about a man who has grown up in the North Pole and has been raised by elves. But when he finds out he’s actually a human, he sets off to find his real father in New York City.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%




The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Debate it all you want, it’s a Christmas movie and I will die on that hill. A fantastic story that follows Jack Skellington as leaves Halloween town and finds Christmas town and tries to merge the two

Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%




It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

It’s been out for 75 years. It’s time to watch it bestie. The story is about a family man named George who is thinking about ending it all. However, he’s greeted by an angel who takes him back through the years of his life to show him how different things would have played out if it wasn’t for him.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%



Happiest Season (2019)

One for the gays 🏳️‍🌈. Abby and Harper are getting ready to head to Harper’s family home for the holidays. While Abby’s plan is to propose, Harper’s plan is to keep their relationship a secret as she’s not out yet.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

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