5 Christmas movie classics to binge on

Get those cosy holiday nights in with your favourite festive films.
Macaulay Culkin and Joe Pesci in the original Home Alone.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be singing holiday songs and watching Christmas movies from the moment you set up the Christmas decorations.

There’s nothing better than curling up with a blanket, a mug of hot chocolate, and a good movie to accompany the tree’s lights. If you’re looking for inspiration, I’ve got you covered with 5 all-time classics:

1. Home Alone

A must-watch for everyone, Home Alone is about 8-year-old Kevin McCallister. After being accidentally left behind when his family goes on holiday, he encounters burglars Harry and Marv. Kevin learns the true meaning of Christmas as he sets booby traps to protect his home.

2. Polar Express

Based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, this magical animated movie depicts a young boy who doubts the existence of Santa. He boards the Polar Express to visit the North Pole and see for himself. Little did he know how many adventures and discoveries he’d make on the way. 

3. The Grinch

Who doesn’t love a movie with Jiom Carrey? This Christmas classic stars the grinch, a creature who despises the holiday season. He attempts to steal Christmas by posing as Santa Claus and stealing all the presents from Whos, until he meets Cindy Lou Who, which is when the real Christmas story begins.

4. Scrooge

Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty miser who hates everything associated with the holiday season. Come Christmas Eve, he receives a visit by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He embarks on a journey that triggers feelings of compassion, empathy, and maybe even some holiday joy.

5. A Charlie Brown Christmas

Following the iconic Peanuts characters, this movie stars Charlie Brown, a character who feels sad despite the holiday season. He tries to cure his sorrows by becoming the director of the school’s Christmas play. Can you guess what happens when he finds the Christmas tree?

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