Top 10 Favourite Christmas Films

So it’s nearly Christmas; come on now it’s almost December and we’ve got a lot to do!

One of those things to do is to snuggle up the fire with hot chocolates in our hand and onesies/Christmas jumpers on and watch some good old Christmas films!

 So I thought I’d share with you the top 10 films that are on my list of Christmas films that I’m going to be watching over the next few weeks.


1. Elf

Nuff said!

2. Love Actually

Probably one of my favourite films ever! Every year me and mum (just us, no men allowed) we snuggle up with Cadbury chocolate snowmen and enjoy this amazing film!

3. It’s a Wonderful Life

Now contrary to popular households, my childhood Christmases never included the Home Alone series but instead we always watch the oldies like It’s a Wonderful Life (one of my faves!) and a few more I’ve listed below – but this one definitely tops!

4. Family Man

Again, not a Christmas film that anyone else I know watches each year, and although I’m not Nicholas Cage’s biggest fan, this film is adorable and so heart warming and perfectly captures the classic ‘Family Man’ and family life!

5. Polar Express

A Christmas Classic let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want a ride with Tom Hanks on The Polar Express?

6. Santa Claus

Tim; what a guy! You couldn’t cast a better actor for this role and it has become a classic within our family (and the second one two if we’ve got enough time!).

7. Miracle on 34th Street

Photo credit here and here

Now since, I’m a fan of Matilda and mum loves the good old black and white versions, we tend to fit in both of these gems during December. So sweet, festive and heart warming! I also did used to have a slight crush on Dylan Mcdermot in this film – anyone else? Just me?

8. White Christmas

Mum loves a bit of Bing at Christmas, what can I say?

9. The Holiday

What a film! Come on, who doesn’t love the Holiday! Great cast and wonderful storyline (even if it is a bit hollywood for a Christmas film!) – and even if you don’t like it, at least watch it in order to look at Jude Law for an hour or two eh?

10. Bishops Wife

Now, this is probably a film not known to many, but I’d be interested if anyone does enjoy this film? It’s another black and white classic that my mum has introduced and it’s just sort of stuck as tradition in our family. Also if anyone’s ever watched the old Pink Panther films (no not Steve Martin) with David Niven (right), you’ll know he’s hilarious and his work alongside Cary Grant (left) is brilliantly filmed in this fab film!

So here’s a few of my favourite Christmas Classics, I’d love to know if any of these feature in your traditional go-tos at Christmas, or any others that you love to watch at this time of year?

PS we may have watched Elf already the other day, anyone else already started watching them?


  1. Emma Heapy
    November 28, 2015 / 11:03 pm

    Elf is so good! Can't believe I've never seen its a wonderful life! XxGlossy Boutique

    • Josie Brownlee
      November 29, 2015 / 10:50 am

      It probably is one of the best not going to lie! I can't believe you haven't seen it, definitely try to if you get the chance!

  2. Danielle
    November 28, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    love actually is one of my all time faves, love the holiday as well!danielle | avec danielle

    • Josie Brownlee
      November 29, 2015 / 10:51 am

      I think Love Actually is probably my favourite too! Such great films!

  3. Danielle
    November 28, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    love actually is one of my all time faves, love the holiday as well!danielle | avec danielle

    • Josie Brownlee
      November 29, 2015 / 10:51 am

      Totally agree Nicole! Such an uplifting film!

  4. Ruth Sarai
    November 29, 2015 / 9:07 am

    I have literally watched all these movies and they are perfect now that Christmas is just around the corner! Ah. The year flew by so quick that I cant believe it. Great post by the way Josie. <3XO, Ruth Sarai

    • Josie Brownlee
      November 29, 2015 / 10:52 am

      Thanks so much Ruth, I know, I literally don't know where this year has gone! I'm glad you agree with my choices, I'm so excited to watch them all!

  5. Jenny K
    November 29, 2015 / 10:23 am

    I've watched hardly any of these! Probably because my idea of Christmas viewing is to watch Love Actually at least three times…Jennifer x Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

    • Josie Brownlee
      November 29, 2015 / 10:53 am

      Haha really? Nothing wrong in that – I'm pretty sure I'll be having Love Actually on repeat whenever I get the chance tbh!

    • Josie Brownlee
      November 29, 2015 / 5:58 pm

      Thanks, it really is!

  6. Summer
    November 29, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing these! I am on the look out for holiday films. So this is very helpful♥

    • Josie Brownlee
      November 29, 2015 / 5:59 pm

      No problem, glad you found it helpful and I hope you enjoy them!!

  7. Jasmin Charlotte
    November 29, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    Ahh I totally love Love Actually and The Holiday as well! They are so good. I'm looking forward to watching them with my sis in a couple weeks! x Jasmin Charlotte

    • Josie Brownlee
      November 30, 2015 / 8:46 am

      They are brilliant! Love Actually is probably one of my favourite films ever, I'm so excited!

  8. casuallyawkward
    November 30, 2015 / 9:05 pm

    Elf is my absolute favourite film but Christmas with the Kranks is definitely a close second. Have you seen it? I don't believe you mentioned it. Also, I just wanted to quickly reach out and say a quick thank you for your absolutely amazing comments and responses you leave on my posts. You seem like an amazingly caring person and it means so much every time you comment. I just wanted to let you know I'm thankful for you and even if I don't have the time to respond most days, I see everything you post and am so thankful for your kind words.Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 1, 2015 / 8:55 am

      No I've never seen that one, I'll have to give it a go! Oh thank you so much, that really means a lot, I love your blog, your posts are so nice to read and really endearing and enlightening!

  9. Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris
    December 1, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    Polar Express is one of my favorites for XMas!!!XXMónica SorsMES VOYAGES À PARISTHE PERFECT RED DRESS!!!

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 1, 2015 / 7:35 pm

      It's so Christmassy and sweet, I love it!

  10. The Nerdy Me
    December 1, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    Home Alone is my absolute must during Christmas time! Also, always wanted to see It's A Wonderful Life, but never got to do it. I think this Christmas is the time I will do it 🙂 x-Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 1, 2015 / 7:39 pm

      Yes it is a common popular one, I think! I really like It's a Wonderful Life, it's amazing at Christmas!

  11. Colli Stars
    December 2, 2015 / 8:37 am

    My favourite is the little lord! Reminds me of my childhood :)xoxo, ColliWin a Daniel Wellington at my Santa Claus Giveaway!!

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 2, 2015 / 10:49 am

      Ooh I've never heard of that! I love ones that remind me of my childhood (basically all of the above), Have a lovely Christmas!

  12. Lauren Barry
    December 2, 2015 / 11:01 am

    SANTAA!!!! I KNOW HIM!!!!! Elf is by far my favourite Christmas movie!I'm putting my Christmas tree up this weekend so going to have a Christmas movie marathon!Lx Elle Bloggs

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 2, 2015 / 3:15 pm

      Haha, this made me chuckle! It is probably one of the best! Ahh how exciting, that's only fitting!

  13. Alyssa Martinez
    December 2, 2015 / 11:04 am

    I watched all these films and I do love Love Actually, It's A Wonderful Life and The Holiday 🙂 great picks!MONDAY PROJECTS ♥

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 2, 2015 / 3:16 pm

      Thanks, they are all goodens aren't they! It's not Christmas without Love Actually and It's a Wonderful Life!

  14. Dylana Suarez
    December 2, 2015 / 5:11 pm

    I love all of these movie!Thanks for sharing :)

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 2, 2015 / 8:06 pm

      I love them too! No problem, glad you liked it! Merry Christmas!

  15. Eilidh Duncan
    December 2, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    My favourite christmas movie has to be home alone! I am definitely going to check out some of the others that are on your list:)Eilidh from Velvet Winter

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 2, 2015 / 8:07 pm

      Yes that is a popular one, I need to watch it again I think! I think I love them most because they remind me of my childhood and family!

  16. Filippa Bernhardsson
    December 3, 2015 / 9:18 pm

    I have only ever seen Love Actually out of these, I'm so bad at Christmas movies, need to fix that! How the Grinch stole Christmas is the big favorite at home, and pretty much the only one we watch, haha, but a change will be made and I will check these out! :DFilippa ⎮

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 9, 2015 / 10:55 am

      Haha, to be fair Love Actually is probably one of the very best! But how have you not seen Elf??? Yes the Grinch is a gooden, I always watch it with my cousins children, they love it!

  17. Adaleta
    December 9, 2015 / 3:25 am

    This is such a great blog post idea. I am SUCH a big fan of Love Actually, it's such a heart warming movie & Elf is so cute too. I agree with all of these! xx,

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 9, 2015 / 10:56 am

      Thanks Adaleta, glad you like it! Oh my God, I watched it yesterday with my mum and we were in bits!

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