Festive Rituals | Christmas Movie Nights


The thing I love most about Christmas is the rituals. The things we do year after year, that we look forward to for months beforehand, the things that bring us all together as a family. One of our favourite family traditions is Christmas Movie Nights. From classic movies to modern favourites, cheesy to funny, we love curling up altogether and spending an evening engrossed in a movie.

We’ll dim the lights, turn on the fairy lights on the tree, light a few candles, pop some corn and a plate of mince pies, make hot chocolates, grab a pile of blankets to hide underneath and pop on aย film. The thing I love most is that the majority of films on our list appeal to all of us – from the two-year-old to the fourteen-year-old, and even to Mama! Films that span the age gaps are fantastic as they bring us all together. There are a few that the littlest won’t enjoy, and some that I’ll watch just with the bigger two… but family-friendly films are my favourite!

We always {always, always} watch Elf on the 1st. It’s become our tradition the past few years, and it’s the signal to us that the festive season has kicked off. Here are the films that are on our ‘must watch’ list for the festive season:

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Miracle On 34th Street
Itโ€™s a Wonderful Life
The Snowman
Fred Claus
Home Alone
Arthur Christmas
White Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Holiday Inn
Jingle All the Way
The Holiday
Love, Actually
A Very Murray Christmas
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
The Polar Express
Four Christmases
The Nightmare before Christmas
The Santa Clause

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