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10 Christmas Movies To Enjoy This Holiday Season

10 Christmas Movies To Enjoy This Holiday Season
By Hong Kong Tatler
December 20, 2018

Christmas is not complete without binge-watching festive flicks in your onesie while curled up on the couch. So grab your hot chocolate and popcorn, and start your movie marathon with some feel-good classics and new releases this December:

1/10Love Actually (2003)

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Photo: Courtesy of IMDb

The star-studded romantic comedy has become a staple during the holiday season, and we can’t resist revisiting the intertwining love stories of these eight couples at Christmas for a little holiday magic.

2/10The Holiday (2006)

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Another Christmas favourite for the hopeless romantic—two women, one in London (Kate Winslet) and one in Los Angeles (Cameron Diaz), swap homes over the holidays and find the loves of their lives across the globe. It might not sound like the smartest idea, but it sure delivers that warm, fuzzy feeling.

3/10Home Alone (1990)

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Don’t we all wish we were Macaulay Culkin, home alone and free to get up to all kinds of troubles at that age? In this iconic festive flick, the eight-year-old boy battles two dimwit thieves in the absence of his parents with some genius booby-traps—it’s a light-hearted classic that' never gets old.

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4/10It's A Wonderful Life (1946)

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It’s not difficult to see why Frank Capra’s fantasy drama is considered the father of all Christmas movies—Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey who, on the verge of committing suicide on Christmas Eve, is saved by an angel who shows him how many lives he has touched and how his absence would matter.

5/10The Princess Switch (2018)

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Netflix’s latest Christmas original is one of their best holiday creations yet. Vanessa Hudgens plays dual roles as a Stacey, a Chicago baker, and Margaret, Duchess of the fictional kingdom of Montenaro. The two meet at a royal baking competition and decide to switch identities, and there begins the romantic entanglements.

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6/10The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

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Kurt Russell stars as Santa Claus—do we need any more reasons to watch this Netflix original? A charmingly cheesy story of a brother and sister who save Christmas after accidentally crashing Santa’s sleigh, this delightful festive adventure is sure to bring holiday cheer to all members of the family.

7/10Bad Santa (2003)

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This comedy injects a dose of darkness into jolly Santa Claus, masqueraded by Billy Bob Thorton as the department store Santa who robs malls on Christmas Eve every year. Of course, we’ll soon find out he’s not all evil as he slowly reveals his soft side.

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8/10Elf (2003)

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It’s not Christmas without Elf, where Will Ferrell’s beloved on-screen character Buddy journeys to New York in search of his biological father after being raised by Santa and his elves in the North Pole.

9/10The Night Before (2015)

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As messy a Christmas movie as you can get, this comedy is about three high school buddies who decide to put a twist on their annual Christmas reunion, as they set out to crash the Nutcracker Ball—the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

10/10The Grinch (2018)

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If you like Jim Carrey’s The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, this animated version is a fun, light-hearted way to inject a dose of Christmas cheer—after all, who can resist Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the Grinch and Pharrell Williams delivering Seuss’s sing-song rhymes?

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