My 5 Favourite Christmas Movies | Blogmas Day 3

Hiya everyone and welcome to Blogmas day 3!

The cold, dark nights in December are the perfect time to watch some festive movies! So in today’s post I thought it would be fun to share my top 5 Christmas movies ever!


This is DEFINITELY my favourite Christmas movie ever! I’m pretty sure most people will have seen this movie before but if you haven’t, it is the story of a orphan baby who crawls into Santa’s sack on Christmas Eve, ends up at the North Pole and is raised by the elves. However, when he gets older he decides he wants to find his real Dad so sets of on an adventure to New York City! It is so easy to watch, full of laughs and just an all round feel good movie. Will Ferrell is absolutely amazing and it’s the perfect film to get you in the festive spirit! After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

Nightmare before Christmas

I suppose this isn’t technically a Christmas movie but that’s why I love it. This is such a fun film for me as it mixes two of my favourite things: spooky stuff and Christmas! Visually the stop animation is stunning and the soundtrack is equally as amazing! I love pretty much all of Tim Burton’s movies but this up there as one of my top 3. It follows the story of Jack Skellington, Halloween town’s pumpkin king, who becomes bored of just scaring people! But he discovers Christmas town and wants a change! So he decides to take over Christmas so he kidnaps Santa Claus and replaces him! However, he soon discovers it’s not going to be as easy as he first thought. So if you fancy a not so Christmassy Christmas movie this might be one for you!

Home alone

Home alone is a sort of Christmas classic for me! I pretty much watch it every festive season. When 8 year old Kevin McCallister is left behind when his family head off on holiday, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But this is ruined by two con-men who are attempting to rob his family home while they are away. So it is all down to him to protect himself and his house whilst he is home alone! It is full of humour, slapstick comedy and is a lighthearted movie to get you feeling nice and Christmassy!


I can watch this movie over and over again and love it equally each time! My favourite thing about it is definitely the characters, they are lovable, funny and interesting. It is the story of a primary school teacher (played by Martin Freeman), who was a failed actor before becoming a teacher, who is given the task of directing the school’s Nativity play (which has a record of being a disaster!) However, Attitudes change when rumours that his ex-girlfriend who lives in Hollywood may be bringing a famous producer to film the play. The songs are AMAZING and get stuck in your head for ages after watching it! (I’m singing sparkle and shine in my head as I write this!) So if you fancy a funny, sing-along Christmas film to watch, please give this a watch!

The Snowman (1982)

This is a bit of a tradition in my family. It’s always on BBC on Christmas day and every year we always sit down to watch it after a fun and festive day! I would say this is a short film as it is only about 30 minutes long. Even though there is no words, it tells a lovely story just through animation and music. I don’t think I will ever get bored of it and I look forward to watching it again this Christmas!

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What are your favourite Christmas movies? Let me know below!

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As always thanks so much for reading!


  1. 03/12/2018 / 3:04 pm

    The snowman is my absolute favourite! Any time I was off school (no matter what time of year) I would pop on the video! X

    • Rachel
      03/12/2018 / 3:09 pm

      That’s so lovely! I love it too! xx

  2. Charlene McElhinney
    03/12/2018 / 4:36 pm

    Absolutely love these films, especially Elf and The Nightmare Before Christmas! I’ve actually booked a special screening at the cinema for this week to go and see Home Alone; I imagine it’ll be super festive!

    Good luck on the rest of your Blogmas journey, looking forward to more X-mas related content from you!

    Charlene McElhinney

    • Rachel
      03/12/2018 / 4:39 pm

      That sounds so good! Thanks so much, that means a lot! xx

    • Rachel
      03/12/2018 / 10:35 pm

      I agree! It’s such a different type of movie! xx

  3. 03/12/2018 / 10:26 pm

    I love Nativity! It is so good! I am a sucker for Love Actually at Christmas time, for me it is a hard one to beat!! Love the aesthetics of your blog btw x

    • Rachel
      03/12/2018 / 10:36 pm

      I still haven’t seen Love Actually, I am definitely going to add it to my watch list! xx

  4. 05/12/2018 / 1:10 pm

    Elf is fantastic!! I watched Nativity for the first time a couple of years ago, and really enjoyed it, too! 🙂

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