Here are our favourite holiday movies that sprinkle magical Christmas cheer and will have you counting down the days to the most wonderful time of the year.
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, Will Ferrell who was raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his dad and his true identity. This is one modern Christmas movie with an abundance of heart and soul and will have you laughing with joy all the way through.
The movie that made Macaulay Culkin a star. An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas must defend his home against idiotic burglars. It’s heavy on the slapstick and will have the whole family gasping for air, but against all odds, a sentimental Christmas streak does shine through.
The Grinch 2018
The Grinch hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration. A great movie about the true meaning of Christmas triumphing over alienation and materialism.
The Harry Potter Series
Christmas is a time for magic, and what could be more magical than Hogwarts and the wizarding world? With 8 movies to choose from in the fantasy series, the collection will have the whole family charmed under an enchanted spell.
Miracle on 34th Street
In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. When Kringle surprises everyone by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his authenticity.
If you love happy endings (and who doesn’t at Christmas!), then you will love this charming movie!
The Polar Express
On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’ home. Robert Zemeckis sprinkled his family-friendly magic on this captivating animation starring Tom Hanks in multiple roles, including narrator, train conductor and Santa Claus.
It’s Christmas every day for Arthur, the son of Santa. Decked with warmth and humour, this imaginative animation sees the clumsy kid leaving the North Pole on a mission, complete with reindeer and comedic elves.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stunning musical stop-motion work that tells the story of Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, who stumbles upon Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.
A Christmas Carol
This classic Charles Dickens tale takes place on Christmas Eve when Ebenezer Scrooge who has a hatred of Christmas cheer is visited by three spirits. The ghosts of Christmas past complete their visits in one night giving Scrooge the opportunity to mend his ways. The stories’ condemnation of greed and the true meaning of Christmas is what has made it such a memorable, festive favourite.
Jingle All The Way
Parents can relate to the struggle of getting their hands on the perfect popular toy for kiddos for Christmas, and that’s what is playing out in Jingle All the Way. Released in 1996, Arnold Schwarzenegger spends his Christmas Eve tracking down a Turbo-Man action figure for his son, and the hilariously eventful journey to find one!