IT’S OFFICIALLY DECEMBER! Which means the countdown to Christmas is on! And I could not be more excited! Tis the season for curling up on the sofa with the fire on and watching a good old Christmas film, and with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV, Sky and good old DVDs you are never far from a great Christmas film.
What better way to countdown the days to Christmas than watching a film a day until the big day itself! If you’re in need of some Christmas movie inspiration, I’ve put together the best of the bunch so you can dive right in throughout the month. At our house, we always have to put on a Christmas film whilst we’re decorating the house. But, I also love to watch Christmas movies whilst all cozy and snuggled up on the sofa with blankets and hot chocolate!
The Festive Movie Countdown
1st December – Love Actually
This is the ultimate Christmas film for me! Lots of different heart-warming love stories which all intertwine.
2nd December – The Santa Clause
After a Dad causes Santa to fall off of his roof, he and his son finish off all of his deliveries, then head to the North Pole, where he learns he must become the new Santa Claus!
3rd December – The Polar Express
A young boy wakes up on Christmas Eve and finds a magical train waiting to take him all the way to the North Pole. Tom Hanks also stars in this festive animation.
4th December – A Christmas Carol
Based on the Charles Dickens story, follow Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts who teach him about Christmas past, present and future.
5th December – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
You can’t do Christmas without the Grinch! Jim Carey plays Dr. Seuss’s grumpy green grouch and attempts to steal Christmas in Whoville!
6th December – Deck the Halls
Danny DeVito stars in this film about two neighbours battling it out to have the best house in the street with their Christmas decorations!
7th December – Bad Santa
If you’re looking for something less heart-warming and more tummy-tickling, then this is the film for you! This comedy is about a terrible Father Christmas in a shopping center who befriends a child that was bullied.
8th December – A Christmas Story
A young boy named Ralphie tries to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
9th December – A Muppets Christmas Carol
The Charles Dickens classic retold by the loveable cast of the Muppets. Be taken on a journey through Christmas past, present and future by your favourite characters.
10th December – Home Alone
A classic film from 1990. Kevin’s family accidentally leaves him home alone at Christmas. With two burglars on the loose, Kevin defends his home in the most hilarious way!
11th December – Miracle on 34th Street
Santa has gone to prison which leaves little Susan the job of convincing everyone that Kris Kringle really is Father Christmas!
(this is one of my ultimate favourite films to watch at Christmas)
12th December – Jingle All The Way
A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.
13th December – Home Alone 2
The follow-up film to Home Alone, this time Kevin finds himself lost in New York City, with the same burglars not too far behind him!
14th December – Arthur Christmas
Santa’s clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with St. Nick’s father to give out a present they misplaced to a little girl.
15th December – It’s a Wonderful Life
This heart-warming 1946 classic shows a man who has given up on life, until an angel shows him what life would have been like if he was never born.
16th December – The Snowman
This story is told through pictures, action, and music. It is wordless, with the exception of the iconic song “Walking in the Air”.
17th December – The Nativity
It’s impossible not to love this film! Marin Freeman plays a grumpy primary school teacher who tells the kids the Hollywood is coming to watch their Christmas nativity, and with Mr. Poppy by his side, it is chaos at every turn!
18th December – Four Christmases
A great Christmas comedy about a couple visiting all four of their divorced parents’ homes on Christmas Day.
19th December – The Holiday
Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet play two women who swap homes for Christmas. This loveable rom-com will have you wanting to book a cottage in the Cotswolds ASAP!
2oth December – Gremlins
Make sure you keep the Gremlins away bright lights and water and don’t feed them after midnight! Otherwise, chaos may occur!
21st December – The Nativity 2
The follow-up film to The Nativity follows an anxious teacher starting a new job and quickly finds himself struggling to cope with a wild classroom assistant, a group of under-performing kids and his own very pregnant wife.
22nd December – The Nightmare Before Christmas
This eerie, yet enchanting Tim Burton classic, sees the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town attempt to take over Christmas.
23rd December – 12 Days of Christmas
Two friends return home from their first semester of college for winter break, but over the course of 12 days must navigate turbulent friendships, unspoken romances, and even an unplanned pregnancy.
24th December – Elf
One of the most classic and favoured Christmas films, which has to be saved for Christmas Eve. Will Ferrell plays 6ft2 elf ‘Buddy’, who is on a mission to find his dad and spread Christmas cheer across New York.
What are your favourite films to watch at Christmas?