If you’d prefer to watch a movie instead of playing Monopoly for the hundredth time with your family this Christmas Eve, we have a list of classics for you to watch, including romantic movies, comedies, action and animation. There’s something for all tastes, so check it out!
1. Love Actually
Following the stories of a bunch of interconnected characters in England, this is a movie to watch if you need to renew your faith in love and all the random places it can pop up – around Christmas time! Friend love, lost-in-translation love, lost love, young love, forbidden love… this movie has it all! And the cast is star-ridden, making it that extra bit more exciting. Also, British accents. Yes please!
We love, love, love this movie! Zooey Deschanel charms us with her singing on a few occasions and Buddy the Elf is as fun as he is ridiculous. They make a quirky, whimsical team and we just want to curl up with a hot cocoa and watch this with Mom and the dog.
3. Home Alone
Probably older than you are, this movie from 1990 is a must-see. Following the story of the black sheep of the family who accidentally gets left behind over the Christmas season, this will appeal to all you pranksters out there who like to see a kid kick butt and turn his house into a playground-slash-warzone.
4. Die Hard
Yes indeed, this Bruce Willis action movie is in fact a Christmas movie! It takes place on Christmas Eve and includes a hostage situation, a man trying to rekindle his relationship with his wife, and of course Bruce Willis running around looking all tough. Yeah! Tis the season for some folly!
5. The Nightmare Before Christmas
With a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, you can’t miss this movie! Director Tim Burton delights us with Jack Skellington who stumbles from “Halloween Town” to “Christmas Town” and decides to celebrate with some strange and amusing consequences. A classic!
6. The Holiday
If you’ve recently had your heart broken, this movie might be what you need to convince you that you can love again – perhaps you just need to look across the pond! Websites offering home swaps actually do exist, so you know… go for it!
7. Jingle All the Way
No movie marathon is complete without an Arnie film – Arnold Schwarzenegger that is! This Austrian-American muscle-man has delighted Hollywood for decades with his charming Germanic accent and soft lovability beneath that tough, prickly exterior. See him battle to get his son’s favorite toy for Christmas in the mayhem leading up to Christmas Day. Rotten Tomatoes gave this movie a 17% rating which just makes it even more intriguing… like how bad can it really be? Let’s find out!