A Christmas celebration will never be complete without a Christmas movie. Christmas movies are to Christmas the way stockings are on mantelpieces, and carols and nativity displays are to Christmas; they just go together.

But sometimes, even all of these things aren’t enough to bring up the Christmas spirit hiding within.

If you need a little help getting into the Christmas spirit, here are five Christmas movies that are guaranteed to get you merry and jolly into the Christmas feeling in no time.

1. Love Actually


This Christmas-themed romantic comedy from the early 2000’s is perfect for that hopeless romantic looking to rekindle the Christmas magic with their significant other. It features all the classic and sappy love scenes you can expect from a RomCom multiplied through the lives of nine couples and set in the backdrop of the holiday season.

2. Arthur Christmas


For the animation nerds, this is a 3D computer animated comedy film that is the classic Christmas movie, complete with the dysfunctional family and the unexpected hero that saves the day (Christmas).

3. This Christmas


If you want a classic Christmas tale with the African-American swing to it, this movie is for you. If you don’t, watch it anyway, if at all only to see Chris Brown when he was more Chris and less Brown.

4. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas


For the classic-heads, this movie-adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss story is all that embodies the essence of Christmas, complete with singing and a lesson on giving.

5. Home Alone 1 & 2


A complete list of must-watch Christmas movies can never be made without mentioning the Home Alone series. This 1990’s classic has all the comedy and laughter that is the perfect way to cap off the year, and is guaranteed to supply just the right amount of holiday cheer.

Binge-watch all the movies or settle for one or two, whichever you choose, this list of Christmas movies is guaranteed to give you a healthy does of Christmas cheer.


Author: Aderonke Adeleke

Writer. Music lover. Movie junkie. Social Media Enthusiast. Aspiring dancer. Aspiring photographer. Social Introvert.