In today’s video, I thought I’d share my Top 10 Christmas films. I find sitting down to watch a Christmas movie is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit! It was actually so hard to narrow it down to just ten as there are so many amazing (and cheesy!) films out there, and so many on TV at this time of year. So, in no particular order, my top 10 are…


How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Home Alone


The Holiday

Arthur Christmas

Jingle All The Way

The Greatest Store In The World

The Muppets Christmas Carol

Love Actually


What is your favourite Christmas film?

  • Aimee Budge

    Love Actually is by far my favorite. I love watching it every holiday season. It’s definitely a very sweet movie.

  • Emily

    Aw I love watching Christmas films in the run up to Christmas! My favourites are Home Alone and The Holiday, then for New Years my favourite is New Year’s Eve :) xx

  • NIce choices!

    Kisses from

  • Such a great selection of films! :)

    Melanie | Lilies Beauty

  • Love Actually is definitely my favorite ;) X

  • Ella Pinto

    I think I’ve seen maybe, three out of the 10 movies. I can’t tell if this has made me frustrated or sad. Have I not lived yet?
    I’ll give them a try, but I’ll probably have to buy the dvds because most of them don’t actually air in Portugal.

    Ella Pinto x

  • Samia

    Love this post! x Home Alone is my fave!

  • ive seen nearly all of these movies but my favorite is Gremlins but the Muppet’s Christmas coral is my 2nd favorite

  • Caitlin King

    Polar express!!!

    • Kacey

      yeah that is such a good film!

  • I’ve already seen most of these, but the ones I haven’t seen have been added to my “Movies to Watch after Finals” list! Zoe, where is the Polar Express? That movie is the best!
    Jackie||Rockin’ Strawberries

  • I LOVE Christmas movies! But I haven’t seen lot of this list.. Oops.

  • Love Actually is all all year favourite!!

  • Kacey

    I have seen most of these, i am going to watch jingle all the way on netflix

  • I officially need to see Love Actually, I can’t believe I haven’t yet!

    xo, Liz

  • Loved this! Some of those are definitely in my top 10 too!

  • Grinch, nativity and elf are 3 of my favourite christmas films! xx

    • Bailey

      Same !!!!! They are the best

      • Mila S

        ahhh I watched all of these 10 times each haha. Does anyone know of any other great ones? <3

        x M
        my blog ☞ || ||

  • Kati

    I loveeee Christmas movies! Such a great selection :)

  • Lou’s Corner

    Oh my was Always the Polar Express ! I think those movies I’ve seen like a 100 times, but I’ve just seen the Holidays from your top 10. Maybe I’ll watch them all this Xmas! :D

  • Jingle All The Way is in my top 10, too!
    xo, Amanda

  • My favourite one is Home Alone! I used to watch it with my family every Christmas. I still find it really funny even though I’ve seen it so many times. :)
    I haven’t seen all of these, but now I really want to!

  • Amy

    you need to add polar express to it! xoxo

  • Zoel

    I want to watch Arthur Christmas! I think I may like it, thanks Zoe!

    Zoel Hernández |

  • Rebecca Fletcher

    I forgot about The Greatest Store In The World. I use to love watching that film with my sister, it’s such a throwback. But you just can’t beat Love Actually and The Holiday. I’m a sucker for a good rom-com. X

  • The Holiday is my fave christmas film in the whole world such a feel good film!

    Wish my blog was as good as Zoe’s :'(

  • Milky Way Blogger

    My favourites are definitely The Holiday & Love Actually!

  • Yes! Great choice!

    [My christmassy posts]

  • Eleftheria

    I love “Home Alone” & “The holiday”!!!!!!!!!! I also like “Christmas with the Kranks”, “The polar express” and “Gremlins” (maybe an odd choise but I grew up with this movie) and every disney christmas movie staring Mickey,Minnie,Donald,Daisy,Goofy,Pluto…………
    But my MOST MOST MOST FAVOURITE MOVIE of all, is “Love Actually”!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Grinch, Elf and The Holiday are all classic favourites of mine. I’ve recently discovered a love for Arthur Christmas too, it’s a fab film!

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

  • Elf is amazing! I love the muppet christmas carol but the muppet family Christmas is always my fave christmas movie of the muppets. Can find it on youtube. White christmas and the Christmas Carol are musts as well as miracle on 34th st .

  • Grinch and Elf are definitely in my top 5!!!!

  • Brooklyn

    ELF is by far the best :):):)

  • Sydney Mallace

    Nothing like a good christmas movie to make you feel festive!!

  • Vicky Vera

    You can’t miss this month the film ‘A Very Murray Christmas’, I Watch it and I love it.

  • Ashley Christabelle

    I always go for Home Alone every single year :P

  • Emily

    Absolutely love those movies xxx

  • Mine favourite movies this season are home alone and the grinch! :) x

  • I bet you forgot Polar Express! My all time favs are Elf, Polar Express and Rise Of The Guardians xx

  • Jennifer Mackay

    My favourites are 1. Christmas with the kranks. 2. Elf 3. The holiday. All the films that you said were amazing also. It’s definitely not Christmas without being cosy on the couch with your tea watching a Christmas movie on Christmas Eve xxx 😘👑

  • I LOVE Elf and The Holiday! Also The Santa Clause movies, loved watching them! And still do :) Em xx

  • Erin

    One of my favourite christmas movies is Bridget Jones’s Diary! I watch it every year :)

    ERIN |

  • We love almost the same Christmas movies :D i have done a post about what is the most Christmas movies that i enjoy on my blog yesterday <3

  • Emily

    Elf is my favourite film ever xxx 😘

  • Evie <3

    I’ved actually never watched Love Actually! For me it’s all about Elf, Home Alone and The Santa Clause :) x

  • Aimee Mcpike

    The Grinch and nativity 1 and 2 are my favourites

  • Lauren B

    Jingle all the way and miracle on the 34th street are my favourite!

  • Geoelise

    I like Christmas With the Cranks hahaha

  • Aisha
    • Kacey

      i love polar express!!!!!!!!!!

      • Aisha

        Best Christmas movie EVER!! x

  • Ohh I have to watch a Christmas movie soon!! My faves are The grinch, Elf and Home alone x

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  • Chloe McErlean

    My favourite is Elf and THE POLAR EXPRESS!!!!!!!

  • Emma Hunt

    The Family Stone is a must watch every year for me:)

  • I love, love, love Home Alone! I watch it all year round x

  • Gemma

    One of my favourites that you missed out is definitely the Polar Express! Love these choices xxx

  • Brandi Kury

    My favorite Christmas film is Eloise at Christmastime!!! XD

  • Gwen Hammett

    Definitely Polar Express but I love the ones in your list too!

  • We always watch the new cheesy holiday films on Hallmark, Elf is always a fun one though! My dad always likes watching an older film (I cannot think of the name right now!) ah! :)
    xx Happy almost Christmas Zoe!

  • Aburstofbeauty

    I love the movie elf!

  • I only found out about Arthur Christmas last and totally forgot about it untill i watched your video. Its a very modern christmas film. :) Xx

  • Toni Stopps

    I lurvvv elf & nativity & polar express x

  • Kayla

    I so agree with you! I love the cartoon version of the Grinch, the regular one scares me to death, haha <3

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    comment your blog so i can check it out :)

  • Marta

    I loooooove Nativity.. and I can’t imagine Christmas without The Holiday and Love Actually ❄

  • Taking on the w0rld

    You need to watch The Santa Clause it is so magical and funny. You would love it!

  • BraeShea

    My favorite is always a tie with Elf and It’s A Wonderful Life. I love Elf because its light-heartened and its the type of movie that is always a given laugh, no matter how many times I watch it. ( I always laugh uncontrollably at the raccoon bit) And It’s A Wonderful Life is one of my favorites because I love the story line and the heart that’s in the movie! I always prefer to watch it in its original black and white setting, it gives it such a classic, traditional, yet timeless, feeling to the movie! Also, who doesn’t love James Stewart? If you haven’t seen either of these films, I highly recommend them! :) xoxo

  • Pareen

    Home Alone and Elf are my top favorites!
    Great choices!

  • Brynn King

    Love Actually is my all time favorite movie!!!!!

  • nicole ellis

    zoe whatch home alone 4

  • My favourite is home alone ! X

  • AmyLRoseBeauty

    The Muppet’s Christmas Carol Is my Number one favourite, I watch it every Christmas eve! xx

  • I still haven’t watched the Grinch! I need to get on it soon xx

    Aleksanna |

  • My two favorites are ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. I love these films!

  • Antony Lee

    Miracle on 34th Street is the best christmas Movie i’ve ever seen.

  • Antony Lee

    Miracle on 34th Street is the best christmas Movie i’ve ever seen.

  • All these movies sound great I would watch them even though I don’t celebrate christmas :)

  • Elf, The Grinch and Home Alone are firm favourites!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

  • Emma

    My favorites are Love actually, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Polar Express :)

  • Whitney Paige

    I hate to admit that I haven’t seen multiple that you mentioned, but I definitely will have to add them to my list and watch them before Christmas day! :)

  • Cindy Roesel

    LOVE ACTUALLY … I love the film and the soundtrack. I play the music all year long and watch the movie off and on throughout the year, never tiring of it! It’s just beautiful!

  • I wrote my top 10 christmas movies on my blog last month as well but now I wish I included Jingle All The Way too. I loved that movie when I was younger :)

  • I totally agree

    I wrote my top 10 list of Christmas Songs… check them out on my blog, maybe?

  • Love Actually is one of my favorites too!!! SUCH a sweet movie!
    It’s on my list of top 5 things about the holiday season that I will be posting soon!

  • Home Alone is definitely my favourite Christmas movie!

    Speckle of Lisa

  • Jenna

    I love Elf and Love Actually. These are all great!
    I also compiled a list of my favorites if anyone wants to check them out! My Blog is – comment yours and ill check it out :)

  • Cuddling while watching movies with y husband when it’s so cold outside is one of my favorite things to do <3 Unfortunately, there isn't much cold this year :( I hope we get an influx of snow after Christmas, at least! We're definitely going to be watching Elf, though.


    Ahhh to be honest I could watch these all year round. The Holiday is my all time favourite.
    Saskia x //

  • AnibaeAsh

    I have seen Elf so many times since the beginning of December and I have no complaints. I LOVE CHRISTMAS.

  • Jenna Hare

    Just watched Nativity because of this, I love it! But my all time fave’s HAVE to be The Holiday and Bridget Jones’ Diary!!!

  • Priya

    Mine is home alone, mickeys Christmas and the muppet Christmas carol yes I’m such a child🎄🎁🎅🏻

  • Antony Lee

    One of my favourite christmas movies is Miracle on 34th Street ! I watch it every christmas :)

  • I watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation with my dad every year :) xx

  • Gaby

    I watch Greatest Store in the World every year, definitely one of my favourite Christmas films, and I swear no one I know has heard of it!

  • Lucy Doyle

    I just posted my Christmas post! Please check it out and let me know that you saw this comment and I will check out your blog too :)

    Happy Christmas everyone! x

  • Brooke Giblin

    I love Arthur Christmas Its so good. I watched it yesterday with one of my best friend.

  • Micala Lindsay

    I am loving your blog posts so much! It has inspired so much for my own blog I have started, I’m still pretty ameteur and have just begun to post more thank you so much for the inspiration Zoe, I love you so much

  • hello Zoe!!! my favourite film is Arthur Christmas, is the best filme for Christmas and makes me really happy when I watch that ^^ lots of kisses <3

  • Isabelle Emond

    Elf is my all time favourite Christmas movie!

  • Roxana
  • Ayre

    I’ve watched Home Alone and a little bit of Grinch… the rest I’ve not seen. I don’t really have cable so unless they’re streaming online somewhere, I wouldn’t be able to watch them.

    Arianne | Ayre

  • Matt

    I agree with this list its awesome,
    my friend put together all the best bits of this hilarious old Christmas Movie that isn’t on here – Worth a look

  • I really loved this video!!

  • The Grinch and Love actually are my favourites for sure! oh and Elf of course! :) I also really like Christmas with the Kranks. x

  • Noortje Wijckmans

    The Muppets Christmas Caroll YESSSSSSSS. That’s my absolute fave. They are so cute!!

  • I have my own top 10 Christmas movies, but we do got a lot of them in common! =) Merry X-mas! Xx Gino

  • These are all so great, perfect for getting into the Xmas mood !

    ISA Professional

  • Lucy Watson

    I LOVE The Grinch so much<3 The ending is the best!! I love ELF too because it is so funny and so sweet :) I LOVE CHRISTMAS OVERALL haha x

  • Elf and Love Actually are my faves!

  • Leah

    Personally, I think Elf, Nativity 1, Nativity 2 and Nativity 3 are the best films to watch to get into the Christmas spirit!

  • Katie BROHAN

    I love the Grinch, Nativity and elf.

  • Elf is definitely my favorite Christmas movie of all time! I literally watch it all the time!! :)

  • The Holiday <3

  • Tropical

    I’m not sure but I know that nativity and elf never get boring!!

  • Mariella

    Polar express is my favourite, I watch it every Christmas Eve.
    Have an amazing Christmas everyone!

  • From Girl C

    I was never a Christmas movie fan…but my friend challenged me to watch a different every night to better get in the Christmas spirit…best challenge I’ve ever been on. There are so much more I haven’t watched. Maybe I will continue after the hoilday ;)

    girl C

  • wendi

    i’ve watched nativity, how the grinch stole christmas, elf and the holiday because of this! i love them all so much, they were really great! my favs r nativity and the holiday, but elf and how the grinch stole christmas are really great too. thanks for your top 10 list!!

  • D.xateq13

    I dont have a favourite christamas movie cause i dont celebrate it so yeaahhhhhhhh

  • Charlotte

    Nativity, Grinch,Elf, Auther Christmas and Home Alone are my favorite Christmas films on the list but there I have many favorite Christmas films including Polar Express witch I watched earlier this evening.

  • I’ve never seen Nativity! Must watch it this year. Thanks for the suggestions!

  • popsicle

    I LOVE the holiday!!!!

  • Ciara

    Love your blog! I think you think of really good ideas!

  • Elf, how the Grinch stole Christmas and Home Alone are my absolute favorite! :D

  • sara

    my family has a christmas tradition even though we dont celebrate, we watch this movie called” A Christmas Story,” every year

  • Chloe Louise

    Nativity and Elf are incredible, so is love actually!

  • Priya

    I sooooooooooo agree
    I love watching these movies
    My fav 5 movies from your video have to be:
    Nativity{I love all 3}
    How the Grinch stole Christmas
    A Muppets Christmas Carol
    Home Alone

  • Kacey

    i have watched every single one

  • Anna Seward

    i love 4 of the movies but my fav is Elf

  • agree with love actually!

  • Obsessed with Christmas movies too! Sad that Christmas is over already

  • Lola

    I Love All They Christmas Movies ! Xx

  • Orla :)

    I live in the city that Nativity was set in.

  • Eva Orož

    I love Love Actually it’s amazing.

  • Mary Nascimento

    Elf and Home Alone are probably my top two films! xx

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  • Grace Gavigan

    My favourite is elf lol it’s hilarious

  • Grace Gavigan


  • Hi Zoe, thanks for sharing these awesome movies. One of my fav Xmas movies was Naughty or Nice, you must check it out if you haven’t already. And Love Actually is definitely my favourite movie!

  • fangirlandblogger

    Arthur Christmas is one of my favorite movies during the seasons.

  • Janka Bianka

    Home alone and The Holiday are really lovely movies. I can not count how many times I already saw Home alone, I can watch this movie over and over again and there will be still something surprising, something funny. And romance The holiday I saw once or twice, I do not know but I remember almost everything, mainly the fact that Cameron Diaz was that type of woman who never cry and in the end of the movie she was finally able to do it and she was happy.

  • Love_who_you_are

    I don’t know which movies are my favourite but the muppets creeps me out and I don’t know why…..

  • Ayesha

    love home alone and Arthur and polar express and bridget jones

  • ruby

    I love zoella so much !!!!! :)))

  • sara mcavoy

    Christmas is my Fave, already looking forward to it this year and films are definitely the best part of it!


  • Bessieboo

    Never seen Love actually but I really want to

  • Colleen Smith

    love the grinch, nativity and elf . (my name is actually Amy not Collen )

  • Sarah & Rebecca

    great minds think alike

    beautiful video as always xx

  • Emily

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  • Isabelle

    ‘The Santa Clause’ is probably one of my favourites. I’ve been watching it for years.

  • because of you i watched the grinch :))

  • Sacha

    My favourite Christmas movie is probably Elf

  • YiJia

    the holiday is like my all time favourite movie xx

  • Sarah

    Favourite Christmas films. One Magic Christmas (why does that film never make anyone else’s list, it is one of my sister and my favourite films ever), Scrooge, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (not strictly a Christmas film but it makes me feel Christmasy), The Snowman (its what I watch with a mince pie and glass of Baileys as I wrap my presents), Love Actually, The Family Man (such a feel good film) and my all time favourite Its a Wonderful Life

  • Silana Essie

    I’ve seen the movie Arthur Christmas numerous times. Now my favorite is Last Chance for Christmas It’s pretty good film for family watching. Aslo I like Home alone but, sometimes I want to see something new like Last Chance for Christmas ( You should definitely watch it!

  • I just posted a blogpost with all my favourite Christmas books! I’d love you to check that out too!

  • The HOLIDAY!!! Yes!!! I love that movie!

  • Oh MY! I discovered the holiday on netflix last year and im in love. Not gonna lie, watched it in june…. Elf, the grinch are amazing! I really think that you should check out dear santa, I feel like you would really enjoy it!

  • It’s the 29 of August and I’ve already watched an “Elf”…


  • Scott Stanners

    nativity, home alone .and The Muppets Christmas Carol are my favourites as well

  • Felicia Kort

    oh myyy! I have been looking for such a list for ages! I only found weird ones… thank you Zoe!!!! this is amazing! i will start watching today…. never to early for xmas! Lovely cuddles! you are such an inspiration! you gave my courage to believe ini me.. and i found the guts to create my own blog.
    I owe you big times

  • Blogging Girl

    Love elf! :)

  • Thanks, great selection.
    How many years does not pass, and these films are always relevant for the whole family. How many times we all gathered at home and reviewed these films … They are already creating a festive mood! I will definitely share with my audience, join us –

  • James Firth 🌹

    where die hard at?