Christmas is coming and the weather is turning chilly. It’s time to turn up the heat, pull on a cosy jumper, check your Waldo lenses and grab the remote. We’ve pulled together a list of heart-warming, family-friendly Christmas movies perfect for post-Christmas dinner watching.
Home Alone – This classic features an 8-year-old rascal named Kevin McCallister (played by Macaulay Culkin), who awakens to an empty house to find his family have mistakenly left for the airport without him. Mayhem ensues when two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.
Elf – Crowd-pleaser Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. This movie follows Buddy to New York, where he searches for, and eventually finds, his real father.
Love Actually – An all-star cast feature in this Christmas classic, where nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Keep an eye out for Hugh Grant, Keira Knightly, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson Martine McCutcheon, Laura Linney and Alan Rickman.
White Christmas – Singers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis join sister act Betty and Judy Haynes to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. This fun-filled musical movie is an old-school classic bound to get the whole family feeling festive.
The Holiday – A last-minute home-swap turns into an unlikely love story, when English rose Iris agrees to swap homes with Californian Amanda. After a turbulent time both sides of the Atlantic, soon enough, both women bump into local lads and love conquers all.