The Best Seasonal Holiday Movies

The Best Seasonal Holiday Movies

Can you believe that there are a bunch of traditional Christmas movies which I have still not seen including Miracle on 34th Street? I MUST change that this year. Despite that we’re now the month before the big day so soon I’ll be settling in during the cold nights to watch some of my favourite seasonal movies and there’s so much to choose from.

Love Actually

I think this is my absolute favourite Christmas movie and I am pretty certain I have watched it at least twice every single Christmas since it came out. It’s always on television at this time of the year and I have it on DVD too, double whammy. The cast is amazing (it’s crazy how young Kiera Knightley looks!) and it has some of the sweetest character combinations, although seeing Alan Rickman might be a bit tough this year *RIP*. One of my favourite scenes of the whole movie is definitely the Rowan Atkinson scene when Alan’s character is buying the necklace and his elaborate packaging.

The Santa Claus

This is probably the only movie on my list which is proper proper Christmas related and would be a little odd to watch any other time of the year. This Tim Allen movie used to be played in our household so much as a kid I actually started to dislike it in my teenage years and didn’t watch it for ages. I rediscovered it a few years’ back and realise how great a movie it is. It shows that even those who might not have belief and faith at the beginning can still come round and I love how much Charlie starts to warm to his dad when he realises he is in fact Santa. It’s one of those movies which makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

The Holiday

This is probably my favourite casting collection of all the Christmas movies because it has the ever beautiful Jude Law and one of my favourite actors Jack Black alongside the beautiful female duo of Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. It’s the kind of movie which reminds you what it can be like to be single during the holidays (even though both pretty much end up in couples by the end). The American home which Kate’s character turns in looks insane and I really admire both women for doing something like a home swap, I’d definitely be pretty scared to do this. The scene when Cameron’s character goes shopping and buys all the food is exactly the kind of thing I’d do, pretending I was having a party.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

This is kind of a cheat movie as I would say it’s more of a Halloween movie but it counts as both. I’ve gone on and on about this movie before so there’s only so much I need to say about it, but that period between 31st October and 25th December is such a perfect time to watch this spooky seasonal hybrid of a movie. Everything about it makes me very happy and it’s a movie I can have on and because I know it so well I don’t have to pay so much attention as I know everything which is going to happen.

Back To The Future

While this isn’t exactly a seasonal movie but as a kid I always remember it being on TV around Christmas time so I associate it with the holiday season. I absolutely love Back to the Future (and yes even the second and third ones). The concept, especially for the time it came out, is so clever and it seems like every aspect has been thought of. Michael J Fox plays such a great character and knowing it’s inspiration for one of my favourite bands, McFly, makes it even more special.

What are your favourite holiday movies?


  1. LaaLaa
    November 16, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Okay I’ve definitely not seen many xmas movies LOL! I don’t think I’ve got one well The Nightmare Before Christmas is a good ‘un xo

  2. Jo Wiggins
    November 16, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    The Holiday is sooooo good. I remember watching it in the cinema and falling a tiny bit in love with Jude Law. I watch it every year now x

    • November 17, 2016 / 10:15 am

      This was the movie which made me fall in love with Jude Law too x

  3. November 16, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    You need to watch miracle on 34th street. My favs are willy wonka and Bad Santa I do however enjoy watching the little Christmas films that are shown on the Xmas movie channel and at midday on channel 4/5 x

  4. Shannon Bryson
    November 16, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Love Actually and Elf are my favourites at this time of year!

  5. November 16, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Oh I forgot about Love Actually. How could I forget about it?! It makes me cry, every single time!

    I’m more of a traditionalist with Home Alone (1&2), Edward Scissorhands and It’s a Wonderful Life as my faves.

    • November 17, 2016 / 10:14 am

      You can not go wrong with Edward Scissorhands too x

  6. With Love, Lottie
    November 16, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    My favourite holiday movie is The Holiday too! what a fab film

  7. Leah Shafik
    November 16, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    I love the Holiday! I used to watch it over and over and Elf – you forgot Elf! x

    • November 17, 2016 / 10:14 am

      Can you believe I’ve never seen Elf?! I need to change this! x

  8. Laura
    November 17, 2016 / 4:38 am

    The Holiday is one of my all time favourite christmas films! xxx

  9. November 17, 2016 / 7:37 am

    I do love the Nightmare Before Christmas. A family favourite!

  10. Amy
    November 17, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Oh my goodness I completely agree with every suggestion!! Love Actually is one of my most favourite films of all time.

  11. November 17, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    I really need to check out The Holiday, I love Nightmare before Christmas as you know! xo

  12. Nayna Kanabar
    November 17, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    I love these holday movies and I especially like to watch home alone film series. I never tire of them.

  13. Anthea
    November 17, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    We watch all of them and just love Nightmare Before Christmas. The other favourite is Polar express

  14. November 18, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    i love love actually. is it too early to start watching it now?

  15. November 18, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    The Nightmare before Christmas and Love Actually are two of my favourite Christmas films to watch x

  16. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    November 18, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Love Actually and Elf. All set for the season!

  17. Teresa Bowen
    November 18, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    Miracle on 34th Street has to be the absolute best Christmas movie ever. Actually you have a choice, the original in B&W or the remake. I love them both.

  18. November 18, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    I love your picks! I haven’t seen Love Actually in years, but must watch it this year. You can’t have Christmas without some Home Alone, and Home Alone 2 in there. x

  19. Melanie Edjourian
    November 18, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    Great selection, I love Christmas movies and watch them over and over 😉

  20. November 18, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    Ahh Love Actually is such a great film! I love Hugh Grant.

  21. Tanya Brannan
    November 18, 2016 / 11:05 pm

    I really love Love Actually. Bit my favourite film of all time is Miracle on 34th Street. Cry every time xx

  22. Paula
    November 19, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Such a good list! I have to say I haven’t seen some of these either! So this year might be a good time to do it :), thanks!

  23. fashion-mommy
    November 19, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Love Actually and The Holiday are two of my absolute faves, totally looking forward to watching them both.

  24. Sarahjane
    November 20, 2016 / 12:06 am

    I watched my first Christmas movie of the season today, Scrooged. Loved it!! This is my favourite season

  25. Beautyqueenuk
    November 20, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Gremlins, Home Alone and Santa Claus the Movie for me x

  26. November 21, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    I love The Holiday, I can watch it over and over at christmas time because I love a good romance!

  27. November 22, 2016 / 11:59 am

    My favourites are Home Alone and Elf. My partner loves Back to the future

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