25 Christmas Films to Get You Holiday Ready

The holiday season is almost upon us and what better way to get in the festive mood then a slightly different advent calendar; a Christmas movie countdown!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966). Photo Credit: gofobo

It’s almost the perfect time to get cozy with a hot, or cold one, and get in touch with your fuzzy feelings. There’s Christmas-themed movies for almost everyone out there. FIB is going to talk you through our favourite cheesy and nostalgic Christmas movies.

Christmas Inheritance

Socialite Ellen must visit her father’s small hometown to learn the importance of hard work and helping others if she wants a chance at inheriting his company.

 The Holiday Calendar

After inheriting her Grandmother’s antique advent calendar, this talented photographer starts noticing some strange coincidences in her life. Her advent calendar may be predicting her future and pointing her in the direction of love.

 A Christmas Prince

Aspring journalist is sent abroad, undercover, to get the details and write a story on a prince who is about the be crowned king.

 The Princess Switch

Just a week before Christmas, a young duchess decides to switch lives with a women who coincidentally happens to looks exactly like her.

 A Muppets Christmas Carol

The Muppet’s take on Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol.

 Jack Frost

Jack Frost is brought back to life by a ‘magic’ snowman after his young son plays a heartfelt tune on Frost’s harmonica.

 The Nightmare Before Christmas

This film tells the story of Jack Skeleton, King of Halloweentown, who stumbles through a portal to Christmastown. Here, he decides to celebrate the holiday but there are consequences!

 The Holiday

Iris and Amanda decide that it’s time for a sea-change and swap residence’s for the holiday period. Englishwomen Iris finds herself living in a Californian mansion and American Amanda has set out to explore the picturesque English countryside.

 A Christmas Story

Young Ralphie tries to convince his parents, teachers and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun is the perfect Christmas gift for him.

 A Christmas Carol

Another adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol but this time with Jim Carrey being the lead feature.

 Arthur Christmas

Arthur, Santa’s son, must save Christmas and deliver a gift to a child that was forgotten by Santa himself.

 The Family Stone

Everett wants to bring his girlfriend, Meredith, home for the holidays to introduce her to his family. The trip causes tension and has Everett questioning his intensions with Meredith since it became clear that they are actually so different.

 Miracle of 34th Street

A Christmas classic. An elderly man, by the name of Kris Kringle, stands in for Santa during Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Due to his popularity, he is given a position to work as Santa at the chain’s main store. After a reveal that he is the real Santa Clause, Kringle finds himself with a court case to determine his sanity and authenticity.

 Four Holidays (or Four Christmases)

After Brad and Kate’s tropical Christmas vacation is cancelled due to the weather, they find themselves running around the a quartet of family gatherings.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The Griswold’s are back at it again. This time, Clark wants Christmas to perfect and goes all out with decorating as much as he possibly can. True to the Griswold’s style, something goes awry.

Christmas With The Kranks

Finally just the two of them, the Krank’s decide this year is the year to ditch Christmas tradition and book a cruise for the holiday period. Their Christmas-obsessed neighbours aren’t the biggest fans of this idea and shun them for their lack of Christmas spirit.

Home Alone

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals! Poor old Kevin is accidentally left at home while his whole family makes their way to New York City. Hilarity ensues.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

This time, Kevin loses sight of his father in the airport and accidentally boards a flight for New York when his family is getting on one for Florida. He runs into his old pals, The Sticky Bandits, and stops the pair from robbing a small toy shop.

The Santa Clause

Another Christmas classic! After Scott accidentally kills a man dressed in a Santa suit, he is transported to the North Pole where he is told he must take Santa’s place. Thinking he is in a dream, Scott is shocked when he notices he’s gaining weight and growing a very Santa-like beard.

The Santa Clause 2

Much like the first, except this time Scott discovers his son is on the naughty list and that he must get married by Christmas Eve if he wants to continue being Santa Claus.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Jack Frost tries with all his might to take over the North Pole.

Love Actually

Love Actually tells nine intertwined stories that examine the complex feeling of love.


After accidentally being sent to the North Pole as an infant, now grown Buddy The Elf travels down to New York City in search of his real family.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The reclusive Grinch hates everything to do with Christmas and decides to ruin the day for the cheery folk of Whoville. Sneaking down from his mountaintop in the middle of the night, the Grinch steals everything holiday related from the town. It’s only after an encounter with cute little Cindy Lou Who that the Grinch decides to put the past behind him.

The Polar Express

A young boy takes a train to the North Pole and discovers that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

 We would love to know if your favourite Christmas movie made the list. Let us know in the comments!