5 movies to get you in the festive spirit

As much as we love Christmas for all of the festive fun you get to have with your friends and family (including eating our body weight in food), one of our favourite parts of the season is binge watching those feel good festive movies.

Check out some of our favourite Christmas movies (including a few classics from our childhood) to help you get in the festive spirit. It’s never too early to start the Christmas magic.

Love Actually

One of the best holiday movies that intertwines romance, family and a beautiful snowy landscape flawlessly. Featuring an amazing cast of veteran actors, Love Actually is not only a holiday staple but one of our go-to movies for when we need a pick me up.

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

The Holiday

A surprise hit that we instantly fell in love with, Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz are charming AF as two women who need to escape their own lives during the festive season. Jack Black and Jude Law star as the leading men and the whole film gives you all those festive gooey feels.

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Home Alone

It doesn’t get more classic than Home Alone. The film that made us all full in love with Macaulay Kulkin and helped spawn one of our favourite holiday phrases, “Merry Christmas ya filthy animal.”

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

The Family Stone

LOVE this movie so much because Diane Keaton is a Queen. A great film about family, life and love that will have you laughing, sighing and shedding a few tears. 

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family’s annual Christmas celebration and finds that she’s a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

The Spirit of Christmas

Stumbled upon this on Netflix and fell in love with this cheesy take on a Hallmark movie – plus the main guy is a major hottie.

Emotionally frigid attorney Kate Jordan reluctantly accepts an end-of-the-year assignment to get a reputedly haunted inn appraised and sold by year’s end. By and by she meets Daniel, the resident ghost who, for the past ninety-five years, inexplicably returns to life each December during the twelve days of Christmas. Kate has only one logical recourse for their mutual benefit: break the curse that binds him – but falling for a man almost a century her senior isn’t among her plans.

her world billieWritten by Billie Turei

An environmental goddess who loves to spend her weekends drinking wine and perfecting her Master Chef skills, this little foodie can callback any 90’s hip-hop jam and obscure pop-culture references. You’ll usually find Billie eating Thai food and heading off for impromptu road-trips with her squad.

Favourite food to cure a hangover: Hash browns. All of them.


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