Our Favourite Christmas Movies
The weather outside is not really frightful, but we don’t need an excuse to snuggle up on the sofa in front of a feel-good Christmas movie. Here are some of our favourites this year
Best Christmas Film for Belly laughs - Elf
Since its release in 2003, Will Ferrell’s turn as a grown man who thinks he’s an elf has become one of the most popular Christmas-time characters. Ridiculously slapstick but also charming and heart-warming, this madcap feature is guaranteed to make you feel Christmassy.
Best Christmas Film for Nostalgia - Home Alone
Chances are you can probably quote a fair few lines of this, such is its staying power over the last three decades. However – just because it’s well-worn, doesn’t mean it’s stale – there’s still lots of love in this Macaulay Culkin classic about a boy left at home by his family just before Christmas. Even the hardest hearted can’t fail to have something in their eye by the joyous reunion between Kevin and his mum at the end.
Best Christmas Film for the Modern Day: Happiest Season
Starring another Schitt’s Creek alumnus, this queer Christmas film has Dan Levy as Kristen Stewart’s Gay Best Friend. Stewart plays Abby, a young woman invited home to her girlfriend Harper’s family home for the holidays – but Harper hasn't told her family about her relationship -- or her sexuality. A genuinely funny romcom featuring stars such as Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza.
Best Christmas Film for that mushy feeling: The Holiday
Love it or hate it, this saccharine movie has got all the bases covered when it comes to Christmas feels: unrequited love, new romance, handsome strangers in cosy pubs, and a snowy English village that looks like it would be an absolute nightmare for Ocado deliveries. As guilty pleasures go, The Holiday tops the list.
Best Christmas Film for the ages: It’s a Wonderful Life
It’s a well-known fact that the best Christmas films make you cry – which is why some argue that It’s A Wonderful Life is the best of all time. James Stewart plays George Bailey, a man who has given up his personal dreams in order to help others in his community and whose thoughts of suicide on Christmas Eve bring about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers).Clarence shows George all the lives he touched and what the world would be like if he did not exist. Guaranteed tear-jerker!
And the bonus round…
Best Christmas Film as a Guilty Pleasure: A Christmas Prince
A film so bad it’s fantastic, this is the one that started a whole genre. In this 2017 modern classic, journalist Amber Moore travels to Aldovia to cover the abdication of Prince Richard after his father’s death. It’s got fictional European countries, snowscapes and quaint little cobbled European streets galore. In a shock twist, Amber finds out that there’s more to the Prince than meets the eye – could love be in the air
All of the Suites are equipped with state-of-the-art projectors so you can watch your Christmas favourites in style. Your cosy adventure awaits!