It’s a week to go until Christmas Eve, and we couldn’t be more excited to slob around in our pyjamas for a fortnight, eating everything in sight and trying not to argue with our siblings. Obviously we’re hoping for some gorgeous books under our tree, but this is also the time for re-watching favourite holiday movies, and we’ve picked out a selection box of some of the most romantic ones just for you . . .
When Harry Met Sally
This technically isn’t a Christmas film, but it always reminds us of this time of year – lots of festive knitwear, stolen NYE kisses and a scene that captures the horror/joy of getting the tree.
Depending on your opinion on Keira Knightley, this is either a crime against cinema or a modern Christmas classic – we’re very much in the latter camp. Too many swoon-worthy/heartbreaking moments to count, but our fave is Laura Linney finally going home with the stud from her office.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Maybe more appropriate for Halloween (we like to watch it then and a couple more times before Christmas), this is the timeless love story of Jack and Sally, with some absolutely killer songs.
Whether this is a good film remains debatable, but it’s made its way onto our holiday viewing roster through ITV2’s sheer persistence showing it ALL THE TIME over Christmas.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Colin Firth in a reindeer jumper. Need we say more?
It’s a Wonderful Life
Yes, it’s shamelessly sentimental and you’ve probably seen it more times than you care to admit, but we honestly can’t think of a more romantic film that embodies the spirit of Christmas. If this isn’t a part of your holiday traditions, now is the time to make it so.
Eyes Wide Shut
Maybe a slightly rogue choice, but this is a serious Christmas film, with (then) real-life couple Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise baring their souls and a whole lot more besides . . . Come for the star-gazing, stay for the erotic masked ball.
Fire up your Netflix and get viewing! What are your favourite Christmas movies?