Best Christmas Movies to Watch with Family
It’s that time of year where we all cuddle under blankets on the sofa and stick on a Christmas movie. It’s one of the best traditions of the holidays. And these are the best Christmas movies to watch with family! At least in my opinion…
No Christmas would truly be Christmas without a viewing of The Grinch. And I mean the 1999 live-action with Jim Carrey, not the animated version. Jim Carrey is superb in it! Plus Cindy-Lou Who is just so cute!
The Polar Express
I hadn’t seen The Polar Express until about 3 or 4 years ago and it’s a sweet film. Not really my cuppa, but that’s because I came to it aged 23! If I had watched it as a child I’m sure I would have loved it more.
A recent release on Disney+. This family-friendly story about the daughter of Father Christmas on the search for her brother in the US is great. Very feminist Elf vibes. Complete with a super cute baby Reindeer.
A Christmas classic like no other. Home Alone is a staple amongst many families. I’ll admit that I think I’m all watched out with his film series. Although the burglars still make me laugh every time! The memes that come out of it are great though. How does Kevin McAllister’s dad afford such a big home and those massive Christmas holidays?
Miracle on 34th Street
For those viewers that love a bit of Christmas shopping madness, I recommend Miracle on 34th Street. It’s so wholesome and has a great legal thriller twist to it – in the enjoyable sense! This is not The Trial of the Chicago Seven!
Another new release is Jingle Jangle on Netflix. A musical about a reclusive toyshop owner and his granddaughter. Be warned the beginning is dark, but the songs are cheery and the payoff is worth it.
And finally, for all those families with primary school-aged kids, watch The Nativity. The first one! With strangely addictive songs, and a far-fetched storyline – which we can all still relate to – this silly little UK comedy still warms my heart.
What are the best Christmas movies to watch with family in your mind? Let me know in the comments below.