The Best Christmas Films To Watch This Year

Are you getting into the Christmas spirit yet? Well, maybe these five festive flicks will get you in the mood. If you haven’t seen the movies that made our top 5 Christmas films leading up to Christmas this year, get ready to launch Netflix and do some serious Christmas movie binging! Let’s get this ball rolling with one of the nation’s favourites:

5Santa’s Slay (2005)

The one and only Christmas horror film that makes the cut. Santa’s Slay is one twisted take on the Santa Claus we all know and love. This tale sheds a grim light on the myth when we find out that St. Nick’s merry ways are merely down to losing a bet to an angel. A bet that for 1000 years forced him to spread nothing but good cheer. Well, now that bet is over, and Santa has some serious slaying to do.

4Elf (2003)

Good old Will Ferrel dressed an elf, eating spaghetti and smarties and launching missile snowballs. If that ain’t festive, I don’t know what is. Elf is always top of the list when it comes to channelling my Christmas spirit. Some brilliant one-liners. It’s guaranteed to get a giggle out of any old Scrooge – I mean, it’s Will Ferrel, what did you expect?

3How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring the green grump who has become the face for all Christmas repugnance. He ruined Christmas the first time back in 2000, and he keeps on destroying it, year after year we watch again as this envious bastard kills Christmas cheer. But what can we say, he’s just too damn obnoxiously charming.

2Home Alone (1990)

The nostalgia is always strongest when Home Alone hits our screens. It has to be our generation’s favourite childhood Christmas film. When eight-year-old Kevin McCallister takes on Christmas alone – not to mention a pair of determined crooks loitering around outside the house – all hell breaks loose. And God knows we’re rooting for the kid.

1Die Hard (1988)

We’ve all been there when the Christmas Office party has taken a turn for the worst. But I think it’s safe to say Officer John Mclane has had it pretty rough. Die Hard is the ultimate Christmas thriller: with a seriously likeable protagonist, plenty of 1980’s charm and tonnes of action. It’s a flaming Christmas bonanza with all the bells and the bullets you could wish for.


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