Top Christmas Movies

If I’m not really in the spirit a few days before the holidays, watching Christmas movies surely changes that. Right now I love rewatching old classics whilst working on my blog! They just make me so happy! Lili barely ever wants to watch any with me, but there are some we too watch together every year.

christmas-movie-tipsAnnie
This was my favourite film when I was little and I know every song by heart. It is a musical about a little girl in an orphanage in New York, who decides to find her parents around Christmas time. Make sure to watch the 1999 version – Kathy Bates as the cruel orphanage owner is incredible!

Home Alone
This is one of the films Lili and I always watch. Kevin is left behind alone during the holidays and must defend the house from Christmas burglars. This film is a classic and genuinely really good and always fun to watch with the whole family too! Home Alone II is just as good!

How the Grinch stole Christmas
This film has such a cute tradition for us. One Christmas Eve (maybe 2003?) my sister, brother and I didn’t know what to do around noon, so we watched the Grinch. And that is what we have done ever since! Another classic, a very well done story about the green Grinch, who hates Christmas and decides to “steal” it. Jim Carrey’s acting is so good and the costumes and setting are breathtaking too – I just love everything about this film!

christmas-filmsChristmas Story
This one is surely a lot less well known, but I love it so much too! It’s a Finnish film (it has been dubbed to English and German though!) and it is SO worth watching! It’s about a little boy, Nikolas, who loses his parents. From then on the families of his town always look after him for one year and pass him on at Christmas. Nikolas wants to thank them all and… well, you’ll have to watch the film to see what happens! PS. Not to be confused with A Christmas Story.

Nativity!
No idea why I only found this this year! Such a funny British comedy about a frustrated primary school teacher who has to produce his school’s nativity play about Jesus’ birth this year. Unfortunately his students aren’t very talented… This film must be one of my new favourites and I can’t wait for my brother to come home tomorrow, so I can watch it again with both my siblings!

The Holiday
Two depressed women (one in England, one in the US) decide to swap houses and lives over the holidays. I always wish I’d get to spend my Christmas in the cute little house on the English countryside too. This is just a film that will get you in a good mood immediately. And it has amazing actors (Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black) as well!

Other favourite Christmas films of mine: all the Harry Potter films (as we always watch them during Christmas!) and Narnia: the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Let me know in the comments what your favourite Christmas movies are – I have watched Annie twice this year already, so I always need new ideas!

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16 Comments

  1. Marlena
    23/12/2016 / 21:15

    Mein Lieblingsfilm an Weihnachten ist “Tatsächlich Liebe” aber auch alle Verfilmungen/ Theateraufführungen von A Christmas Charol finde ich total toll und habe ihn schon so oft gesehen 😍

  2. Anna
    23/12/2016 / 15:42

    Meiner ist Love… Actually. Der MUSS jedes Jahr geschaut werden! Einfach so tolle Geschichten. :)

  3. 23/12/2016 / 03:34

    My favorites Christmas movies are: Home Alone, The Grinch and Harry Potter (not Christmas related but already a Christmas tradition haha 😜 ) I have to see Love Actually that you recommended and now I curious to see Annie! Have a lovely Christmas 🎄🎅🏻 Kisses, Sara

  4. 23/12/2016 / 01:00

    Ohjaaa the holiday gehört auch zu meinen Favoriten, genau wie Tatsächlich Liebe, den ich heute Abend geschaut habe 😍

  5. Kurhexe
    22/12/2016 / 23:33

    Hi lottie
    Es gibt so viele weihnachtsfilme die so schön sind weil sie aus vollem Herzen kommen und man die ware liebe spürt Holiday ist wirklich gut die anderen Filme sagen mir nichts aber vielleicht sagen Sie mir bald was Lg kurhexe

    • Lottie
      22/12/2016 / 23:37

      Du und dein Sohn müsst unbedingt den Grinch gucken! Das ist der schönste Film überhaupt, auch für Kinder! Und Kevin allein Zuhause!!!

  6. 22/12/2016 / 23:32

    Mein Lieblingsfilm ist der Prinz aus Zamunda, Kevin allein zu Haus und Tatsächlich Liebe <3

  7. Thekla Kreibohm
    22/12/2016 / 23:02

    Mein allerallerliebster Weihnachtsfilm und meiner Meinung nach auch der witzigste ist “Tatsächlich Liebe” 😀

    Liebe Grüße,
    Thekla

  8. Bernarda
    22/12/2016 / 22:28

    I can’t help you because I watch Home alone every year for 15years and Grinch 🙈 and I never watched The holiday! 😎 also I love cartoons during Christmas!

    • Lottie
      22/12/2016 / 23:38

      Oh my god! You need to see the Holiday! You would love it!

  9. Heike
    22/12/2016 / 21:15

    Liebe Lottie,
    danke für die Tipps😊🌸. Mein Allt time Favourite, best film ever “Ist das Leben nicht schön?” Mit James Stuart. Alles, was wichtig ist, findest Du darin.
    LG
    Heike

  10. NOr
    22/12/2016 / 21:08

    Mein absoluter Lieblingsfilm zu Weihnachten ist drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel. Allein schon nur wegen der Kleider:D Absolutes Lieblingsmärchen:))

  11. Anne
    22/12/2016 / 20:02

    Hey Lottie!
    Oh, Annie muss ich endlich endlich mal sehen, wollte ich schon ewig machen!
    The Holiday ist definitiv einer meiner Lieblingsfilme!! Aaaaaber der tollste für Weihnachten ist für mich “Love Actually”, da weine ich jedes mal an mehreren Stellen und lache an den anderen (wenn Mr.Bean das Geschenk einpackt) – den gucken wir immer mit meiner Familie am 23.12 nachdem wir den Baum geschmückt haben!
    Ja und dann gehören für mich einfach die ganzen Astrid Lindgren Filme dazu – wenn Madita an Weihnachten Ihr Geschwisterchen kriegt zB!! :) und ich muss es leider gestehen, einmal wird bei uns auch sissi geguckt (einer der drei Teile) und mein Papa verlässt dann fluchtartig das Wohnzimmer hahaha! 😀 aber das muss sein! Typisch deutsch oder? 😉

    Liebe Weihnachtsgrüße!!

    Anne
    (Annecatrenina/annaghanarina)

    • Lottie
      22/12/2016 / 23:40

      Achte darauf, dass ihr die Version von 1999 guckt. Das ist mit Abstand die beste! Und sag bescheid, ob er dir gefallen hat! Alles Liebe ❤

  12. Sarah Greiler
    22/12/2016 / 18:02

    Ich liebe den Nordpol-Express 😀 <3

  13. 22/12/2016 / 17:54

    I LOVE the Nativity films (there’s 2 sequels now!). They’re just perfect British humour. Not entirely Christmassy but one of my favourites is Nightmare Before Christmas.