25 Awesome Movies to Watch This Festive Season

October 30, 2019

Movies to watch

Hey guys, I still feel like I'm a little early with these festive season posts, but I'm just so excited. I'm excited because I will go on vacation next month and by the time I get back to work, I'll be back on holiday a few weeks later. In case you haven't guessed Christmas is my favourite holiday and one of my favourite activities during the holiday is watching movies. With this in mind I compiled a list of movies you must watch this festive season. This list includes some of my favourites. So in no particular order here are:

25 Movies to Watch this Festive Season

  •  Home Alone
  •  Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  •  Love Actually
  •  A Christmas Carol
  • Four Christmases

Movies to watch

  • Almost Christmas
  • The Holiday
  • This Christmas
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Nutcracker

  • The Polar Express
  • A Carol Christmas
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • The Princess Switch
  • Chasing Christmas

Movies to watch

  • The Santa Clause
  • Serendipity
  • A Madea Christmas
  • Buster and Chauncey's Silent Night
  • Unaccompanied Minors

Movies to watch

  • Christmas in Wonderland
  • Casper's Haunted Christmas
  • Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Movie
  • Deck the Halls
  • Elf

I really hope you watch a few if not all of these. I know I'll be rewatching a few. Watching movies is an excellent way to spend time with your friends and loved ones during the 'most wonderful time of the year'. Happy watching!

What's your favourite holiday movie? Tell me in the comments below.

Thanks for reading.

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  • Reply Anne Murphy November 15, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Now that my children are past the kiddie type Christmas movies, I’m looking forward to watching some of those this Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

    Anne x

    • Reply Kimberley November 15, 2019 at 11:57 pm

      That’s a good plan. Thanks for reading

  • Reply Beth Elkassih November 15, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    I have always loved ‘The Grinch’ and loved the latest version that came out last year. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Kimberley November 15, 2019 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks for reading. I haven’t seen the last one yet. I plan to watch it this year.

  • Reply POOVANESH PATHER November 15, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Great list of Christmas movies. Nice for family bonding.

    • Reply Kimberley November 15, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      It is, thanks for reading.

  • Reply Nicole November 15, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    I’m soooo excited! The Holiday is my all time favorite for the season. Then Polar Express with the kids, and can’t forget about Home Alone. So many classics listed here!

  • Reply Nicole November 15, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    I can’t believe we are already saying goodbye to 2019. 10 years ago 2020 seemed so futuristic! Now here we are embracing it into our present year. WOW! But OMGOSH The Holiday my absolute favorite love story, Love Actually too! My kids and I have a tradition of reading the magical story of Polar Express and then watching the movie right after. Home Alone will always and forever be a classic! Every movie on your list here hits a memory nerve. Thanks for the reminders!

    • Reply Kimberley November 15, 2019 at 1:39 pm

      I’m happy to hear that. This year definitely went by quickly. Also, that is a really cool tradition. I hope to have cute traditions with my future kids too. Thank you so much for reading.

  • Reply Sherry M Lee November 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    My kids are asking for a movie night this weekend and this list is perfect! My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story. 😀

    • Reply Kimberley November 15, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      I’m happy you found it useful. Thank you for reading!

  • Reply Dan "Jay" Reyes November 15, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Cool movie selections. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Michelle November 15, 2019 at 11:10 am

    This is such a great list. Such a warming post, reminding me how close the holidays are. Thank you for sharing xoxo

    • Reply Kimberley November 15, 2019 at 1:15 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading!

  • Reply Ashley November 15, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Thank you! I love Christmas and I’m always looking for a good movie to cuddle up to, especially while I’m studying for finals! 🙂

    • Reply Kimberley November 15, 2019 at 1:14 pm

      In that case, I strongly recommend Home Alone or Love Actually. Good luck with your exams!

  • Reply Sandra Joseph November 15, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Almost Christmas, This Christmas, The Holiday and Serendipity are all classics in my book! I can’t wait to snuggle up to holiday movies. Love this season!

    • Reply Kimberley November 15, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      Girl same! Though I’m ahead of you because I’ve already started watching the movies.

  • Reply Nilakshi November 15, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Home alone and Christmas in wonderland are my favs! Great list though! I would love a movie marathon with this whole list. That would be a great day 😃

    • Reply Kimberley November 15, 2019 at 1:10 pm

      Yes, yes and yes, I wholeheartedly support that plan 😂

  • Reply Rebecca @ Boss Single Mama November 15, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I love Christmas movies, as soon as Halloween is over I start watching them. A Christmas Story and It’s a Wonderful Life are my favorites.

    • Reply Kimberley November 15, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      We don’t have Halloween in Jamaica so Christmas technically starts in October.

  • Reply Laura November 15, 2019 at 9:35 am

    My favorites are Scrooged and A Muppet Christmas Carol, but I usually watch most of the movies on your list throughout the month of December.

    • Reply Kimberley November 15, 2019 at 1:06 pm

      I’ve never seen Scrooged but I’ll add it to my list. A Muppet Christmas Carol is a classic. Thanks for reading!

  • Reply Ann November 15, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Good advice for these autumn evenings!!

    • Reply Kimberley November 15, 2019 at 1:04 pm

      I agree, thanks for reading!

  • Reply Lily Wu November 15, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Aw these are such classics! I love this list so much.

  • Reply Jenny Bhatia November 13, 2019 at 10:56 am

    These are great Christmas movies that you can watch again and again. I have watched The Christmas Story many times and it always makes me laugh. But, you know, Star Wars is coming out over the holidays this year? I know, it’s not Christmas, but…

    • Reply Kimberley November 13, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      Lol do you girl. There’s no rule that says we should only watch holiday movies during the holidays.

  • Reply Amber November 13, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Crazy how fast 2019 has gone! On to Christmas season🙂

    • Reply Kimberley November 13, 2019 at 12:26 pm

      Ikr, it really flew by and it just goes to show that we should try to make the most of our time as it is fleeting.

  • Reply Tiffany November 12, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Elf is my absolute favorite!! Great list. Several of these, I watch over and over again like the Home Alone series and Elf. There are a couple that I hadn’t seen that you named. I will take a peek at a couple of them. Thanks for the list!!

    • Reply Kimberley November 12, 2019 at 1:32 pm

      It seems that Elf is a favourite for most people. It is a really good movie but for me it’s Home Alone all the way!

  • Reply Living with mental health November 12, 2019 at 8:47 am

    I agree with nearly all your suggestions thanks for reminding me.

    • Reply Kimberley November 12, 2019 at 1:30 pm

      Thank you so much, happy watching!

  • Reply My Vegetarian Roots November 4, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    making notes of all of these, thank you for sharing!!

    • Reply Kimberley November 4, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      My pleasure, happy watching!

  • Reply Devrhoid Davis November 3, 2019 at 2:22 am

    These are some awesome suggestions for movies to watch at Christmas. I haven’t seen all of them so thanks for list.

    • Reply Kimberley November 8, 2019 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks for reading, you should definitely check out your favorites and some new ones to your list.

  • Reply Ashley November 1, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    I love to watch The Holiday and can’t wait to introduce my son to The Polar Express this year but my favorite holiday movie to watch is a classic, Frosty the Snowman.

    • Reply Kimberley November 2, 2019 at 12:55 am

      That is a good movie, I thought I had it up there. I might need to expand my list.

  • Reply Trent Peek November 1, 2019 at 10:45 am

    What? No Die Hard or Die Hard 2? Haha. Thanks for sharing this post. This is a great list to pull out in the next month for me to watch. Along with Die Hard and Die Hard 2.

    • Reply Kimberley November 2, 2019 at 12:19 am

      Lol I didn’t even think of Die Hard as a Christmas movie but there is nothing wrong with watching that. I love Die Hard.

  • Reply Brittany Vance November 1, 2019 at 9:31 am

    This is a great list! I love that there’s a countdown of Christmas movies on tv. My favorites are the Santa Claus movies and I also like four Christmases and the family stone.

    • Reply Kimberley November 2, 2019 at 12:07 am

      I don’t know ‘The Family Stone’ but I’ll check it out.

  • Reply Nadia Malik November 1, 2019 at 9:18 am

    All of these movies are great. I am not planning to travel or do anything big during Christmas break so these movie ideas are perfect to spend quality time with my kids.

    • Reply Kimberley November 1, 2019 at 11:49 pm

      That sounds like a great plan to me

  • Reply Stephanie October 30, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    My favorite is It’s A Wonderful Life!

    • Reply Kimberley October 30, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      I don’t know that one but I’ll add it to my watch list.

  • Reply Gill Edwards @book_magpie on Twitter October 30, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Some amazing movies there! We always watch the Home alone movies and I adore muppet Christmas Carol, scrooge and the holiday too. Loads I haven’t heard of though so I fancy checking those out.

    • Reply Kimberley October 30, 2019 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks for reading! You should definitely check out the ones you haven’t seen.

  • Reply Love and Literature (Sophie) October 30, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Yes, yes, yes! Love these! This has got me all excited for the festive season – I think my absolute favourite has to be Elf 🙂

    • Reply Kimberley October 30, 2019 at 4:52 pm

      I liked that movie but my favourite is and will always be Home Alone.

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