From classics like The Snowman and A Christmas Carol, to the most un-Christmassy Christmas films ever like Die Hard, we all have our favourites. And, for some reason, a list of Christmas films we can’t stand. There’s even that niche group of rom-com style films so bad, they’re actually good.
Here in our virtual tank, we asked the Squids what their favourite Christmas films are and were inundated with titles from all the categories above. After combing through the responses and, let’s be honest, getting distracted watching some of these back on Netflix, we finally compiled our list – the Top 10 Christmas Films of All Time!
10. Jingle All The Way
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Turbo Man cannot be beaten. Neither can the Terminator being chased by Reindeer.
A newbie, but definitely a goodie.
8. Die Hard
Yippee ki-yay! For those of you hoping to avoid any mushy rom-coms, Bruce Willis has you covered.
7. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Of all the versions made of this film, none work quite as well as this one. Let’s face it, Jim Carrey as the Grinch trying on different outfits is all of us getting ready to go out.
6. Home Alone 2
The hotel scene alone places this one firmly on our list.
5. Miracle on 34th Street
Matilda. Attenborough. Need I say more?
4. The Holiday
With the music, the story, Cameron Diaz screaming along to Mr Brightside and Kate Winslet telling Jasper to do one, this one’s a solid Christmas film!
3. Love Actually
One of the few films to do multiple stories right, and with characters you can’t help but root for. Love Actually epitomises the Christmas vibes we’re ready for.
2. Home Alone
Our number 1 – Elf! It’s hard to keep track of how many people named Elf as their favourite Christmas film, but it’s easy to see why. From the hilarious lines like “You did it! Congratulations! World’s best cup of coffee!” and Buddy’s memorable rhymes, Elf has been a family favourite for almost two decades!
Whether our list gives you suggestions for what to watch tonight, or gives you ammo for your next family argument over which film is better, we hope you have a wonderful holiday and see you in the new year!