Christmas is my favourite holiday of the year. I love everything about it, but I especially love putting up the Christmas tree and keeping those little family traditions going. Another thing I love about this time of year is watching Christmas movies. So I thought I’d share some of my favourite Christmas movies with you.
This is probably a favourite for most people. It’s a classic and with an appearance from the great John Candy, you just can’t go wrong with this one. Home Alone is the movie I remember most from my childhood. I would even search the TV Guide magazine for weeks before Christmas to see when it would be on. It’s not Christmas without watching Home Alone.
Home Alone: Lost in New York
Another Christmas classic in my eyes. I credit this movie with creating my love for New York and what ultimately spurred me to visit New York at Christmas. The Rockefeller Christmas tree, Central Park ice-skating, and The Plaza hotel are just some of the things from this movie that symbolises Christmas in NYC.
National Lampoons: Christmas Vacation
I was introduced to this movie a few years ago. I know what you’re thinking…why did it take so long? This is a great Christmas movie to get in the festive spirit and give you plenty of laughs. What’s not to love about those outdoor Christmas lights and the tree….the massive Christmas tree.
The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause is another festive comedy for the whole family to enjoy. I love how Scott Calvin is just an ordinary man who reluctantly ends up becoming Santa after the previous one has an accident. Throughout the movie, Scott becomes more and more like Santa – belly, beard and all. It’s lovely how his strained relationship with his son blossoms as they become deeper involved in Scott’s new life as The Santa Clause.
Look Who’s Talking Now
I love all of the Look Who’s Talking movies. What can I say, I’m a John Travolta fan. Look Who’s Talking Now is the 3rd instalment of the franchise. It’s set at Christmas time…obviously, and I just love it! There are talking dogs in this one instead of talking babies. Who doesn’t love talking dogs?
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Planes, Trains & Automobiles isn’t technically a Christmas movie, but it is based around one of the main characters (Steve Martin) trying everything in his power to get home to his family for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is right before Christmas, so it makes it Christmassy to me. I watch this movie at least 20 times throughout the year though. It’s a great comedy with some sad moments but many hysterical and feel-good moments. Another John Candy classic.
If you haven’t seen any of these Christmas movies then definitely give them a go, I’m sure you’ll love them too.