Our top 10 Christmas movies to watch from your recliner chair.

Our top 10 Christmas movies to watch from your recliner chair.

The holiday season is upon us and the temperatures are continuing to drop. This means it’s time to cosy up with a cup of hot chocolate and set up a Christmas movie marathon! These classic films are a sure-fire way to get you and the whole family into the holiday spirit this season without ever having to leave your couch:


1.     The Chronicles of Narnia (2005)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantastic Christmas film, for anyone. When it is cold and snowy outside, snuggle in and watch Christmas coming to the snow-bound world of Narnia, and the promise of Spring on the horizon. This film saga will turn you into a full-time couch potato.


2.     Home Alone (1990)

The nostalgia of Home Alone is hard to resist around the holidays. Macaulay Culkin finds himself unexpectedly left behind when his family mistakenly flies to Paris without him. It covers all the season-specific bases and is replete with jingle bell spirit.


3.     The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Tim Burton creates a spine-tingling world that has been charming audiences since 1993. It is one that should be watched just around the Christmas holidays. The story is great, and it has an abundance of absurdity to it that just makes it so lovable and fun to watch. Just sit back and relax!


4.     Scrooged (1988)

A bad-tempered New York City TV executive learns the true meaning of Christmas while being haunted by spirits. Scrooged is a pitch-perfect blend of slapstick and black humour, love and loss, life and death that creates a truly good feel movie.


5.     March of the Penguins (2005)

At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary. The journey from egg to nourishing a newborn chick is a fascinating watch and one that will linger around our minds for years to come.


6.     The Holiday (2006)

This Christmas-set romantic comedy wins when it comes to warm and snuggly films. Two women face simultaneous romantic disappointments, which makes them decide to change up their lives over the holidays and travel abroad. Like any cheesy rom-com, they both find new men to swoon over.


7.     Elf (2003)

Many argue Elf is the best Christmas flick of the century. Will Ferrell is priceless as the oversized elf who ventures far away from the North Pole to search for his father. Elf will leave you with a smile. It's witty without being vulgar, sweet without being cloying, and as Christmassy as possible.

8. The Grinch who stole Christmas (2000)

Jim Carrey is absolutely marvellous as he brings the famous grinch to life. Expect a lot of improvised humour and a pretty gross cheese-eating scene that might make you stay away from any more Christmas treats. It represents the true Christmas spirit, which as we know isn't about materialism, it is about joy and kindness and generosity!

9. Bad Santa (2003)

This dark comedy is not one to watch with the kids, save it for after bedtime when you are in need of a good laugh. When you are in need of relief from all the giving and holiday spirit glam, this is the ideal Christmas movie to watch.

10. Klaus (2019)

Another great animation movie tells the tale of a postman who befriends a reclusive toymaker. Klaus is a great family Christmas film, the images will leave you really feeling the holiday magic. Get comfy in your chair with the whole family for this one.

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