Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: My Favourite Christmas Movies!

Friday, 19 December 2014

My Favourite Christmas Movies!

One of the best things about this time of year is, without doubt, settling down on the sofa in your PJs with a Hot Chocolate to watch Christmas Movies!

As with everything Christmas-related, I get so excited about the festive film offerings and I have a list of firm favourites that I watch every year without fail!

And I'm not ashamed to admit that I cry during every single one....

Infact, lets play a little game! I'm going to tell you all my favourite Christmas movies and at exactly which point I first start to cry...let's see if any of you cry before me?!

Santa Claus The Movie

This is my ALL TIME FAVOURITE Christmas movie - not to be confused with Tim Allen's The Santa Clause!!!

Santa Claus The Movie is a very cheesy, pretty dated movie from the 80s which means a lot of people don't enjoy it thanks to the outdated special effects and cringey soundtrack - but these are the reasons I love it!

It reminds me so much of Christmases from my childhood, I love how cheesy it is, and to me the Santa in this movie is the most realistic Santa there ever was!!!

I watch this movie EVERY Christmas Eve without fail!!!

Where I cry: When the roof opens up at Santa's workshop on Christmas Eve ready for him to fly off and the snow starts to fall through....


One of the best Christmas movies of all time and certainly the best recent one in my opinion!

Buddy The Elf is a guy after my own heart with his love for Christmas, and his quotes are just fantastic - "Smiling Is My Favourite"...."Buddy The Elf, What's Your Favourite Colour?!"...they just keep coming! 

And as a big Zooey Deschanel/ She & Him fan, I love getting to hear her crooning Christmas tunes throughout too!

Where I cry: When Santa's sleigh flies over the head of Buddy's disbelieving Dad

Home Alone & Home Alone 2

It just isn't Christmas until I've seen Kevin grab his face and scream!

I've watched these movies in the run up to Christmas every year since I was a kid, and it signifies the start of the Christmas season to me as I always watch them first out of my Christmas DVD collection!

Where I cry: Home Alone 1 - when the old man wishes Kevin merry Christmas at the church watching the choir
Home Alone 2 - when Kevin talks to the bird lady about her past in the concert hall


This is another one I usually watch pretty early on in the Christmas build up as it's not overly festive and does have some darker/slightly depressing moments so not ideal for Christmas Eve viewing - but nonetheless its hilarious and Bill Murray is always worth a watch!

A definite classic!

Where I cry: When the homeless man dies :(

Miracle On 34th Street

This film is just about as charming and magical as they come - for me it's one of the few occasions where a remake of a movie has exceeded the original, it has to be the 90s version with cute lispy little Mara Wilson and Adorable Santa Richard Attenborough everytime!

I can't help but feel that it will be a little sad to watch this year as its the first Christmas since the wonderful Sir Richard sadly died, but he'll certainly live on as Santa in this house for many years to come - WE BELIEVE!!!!

Where I cry: When Santa sits the deaf girl on his lap and starts to talk to her in sign language...

As well as all of these classics, there are SO many Christmas movies that even I - the Christmas Film Fanatic! - have yet to see and I am SO excited to work my way through the ones on offer from Netflix this year!

Take a look at the selection below:

Santa Baby 2 and Christmas Angel will definitely be on my Watch List!

I`ve already seen All I Want For Christmas and I really enjoyed it! 

There are plenty of tv comedy series Christmas Specials available too! Netflix has Christmas viewing totally covered!

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  1. I'm a big fan of Elf too, it always makes me feel so festive! x

  2. Love Elf, it's one of my favourites too! I think Home Alone 2 is my all time favourite though, so Christmassy and funny! x

  3. What about Christmas Story, Wonderful Life, either 34th Street, Bad Santa and Yogi's First Christmas?

    1. They're not my favourites! :D (34th Street is on the list lol)

  4. I totally agree with all of your favourites!! We watch them every year!

  5. I love Home Alone - I even cry again at the end as soon as the music begins.


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