Every year, studios pump out these low budget Christmas movies that are absolute garbage and most of you haven’t seen. But amongst these, there is probably 10-15 good Christmas films. And amongst them, there is about 5 Christmas movies I genuinely enjoy and love watching. These are the films that every year I want to watch and am genuinely excited for. They aren’t just based off nostalgia or what critics love but instead movies that are genuinely good. Therefore, this list isn’t based on the classics or essentials but instead what I actually am excited to watch.
5.Office Christmas Party
I know this will trigger a lot of people but I love this movie. While it has some big faults, I think it is one of the few Christmas movies that I could rewatch again and again. It brings together an incredible comedic cast that carry a very basic script. Too many Christmas movies feel dated and aren’t actually funny but Office Christmas Party is one of the best modern Christmas movies.
4. Sunburnt Christmas
Most people reading this list have never heard of this film BUT hear me out – A Sunburnt Christmas is an amazing Australian Christmas film. It perfectly encapsulates Christmas in the outback and more importantly has an engaging plot. There are twists, good jokes and a refreshing Christmas story that feels new. While some performances are a little rough, I think this is definitely the best Australian Christmas movie ever made, it is 100% worth your time.
3. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
A classic essential Christmas movie that is entertaining from start to finish. Although it feels a little dated and Chevy Chase drives me crazy, any time it is on Channel 7, you know you are watching the rest of that movie.
2. Home Alone
Now it’s time for the big dogs. Home Alone has this very specific feeling and emotion it creates that I will try my best to put into words. Essentially, it feels warm. Like Harry Potter, Chris Columbus makes you feel safe and at home every time you are in the McCallister home. There is no movie like Home Alone that makes you feel this in love with Christmas. The lights, decorations, trees, presents. Everything is exaggerated to make this holiday a perfect representation of how a kid views Christmas.
- Love Actually
Choosing number one and 2 was tough but ultimately, I just went with what I would want to watch on Christmas Eve. Almost every scene in Love Actually is rewatchable. It is just filled with these moments that make you want to go back and watch it again immediately. On top of this, the characters are perfect. You love the ones you’re supposed to and despise the rest. This is down to one of the best British Casts of all time. Love Actually is a movie I look forward to watching every year at Christmas and I truly believe never gets old.