Christmas movies are, without a doubt, my favourite. While living in Australia means that we miss out on the picturesque “sitting by the fire drinking hot chocolate in matching cable-knit cardigans” thing, it seems that everyone has a favourite Christmas film that features in their festive traditions.
For example, every year on Christmas Eve, my sister and I settle in to watch Love, Actually together. We eat a ton of chocolate and ice-cream and we swoon over a charmingly awkward Colin Firth stuttering his way through a Portuguese proposal. Then, depending on mood and the amount of remaining junk food, we move on to The Holiday and The Grinch.
As a cinema studies Major, I spend a lot of time watching movies and have come up with this list of the best Christmas scenes from movies.
“To me, you are perfect”- Love, Actually
Right in the feels. Every. Single. Time.
“Have yourself A Merry Little Christmas”- Meet Me in St. Louis
Judy Garland is perfect. This film is perfect.
“I Hate Christmas”- The Grinch
Saddest, cutest scene in Christmas film ever.
“It’s A Bit Nipply Out”- Christmas Vacation
There’s a little bit of Clark Griswold in all of us…
“The Three Musketeers!”- The Holiday
Christmas is all about being with family, finding family and loving one another. This scene just hits the nail on the head. So beautiful.
“Beth’s Christmas Wish”- Little Women
You can’t watch this without crying. It’s scientifically impossible.
“I’ve Got Presents?”- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Harry’s first taste of family. Too cute!!
“‘Course I do”- Love, Actually (Yes, it gets a second scene.)
Most adorable thing ever.
“Wait For What?”- It’s A Wonderful Life
Such a beautiful speech that is still relevant to society 63 years on… An amazing film that you simply must see if you you haven’t already.
“Jingle Bell Rock”- Mean Girls
Back before Rachel McAdams was Hollywood’s Sweetheart and Lindsay Lohan was a trainwreck. Ah, the good ol’ days…
And of course,
“This IS Christmas Music”- Die Hard
Fifteen seconds of the second best Christmas film ever.
Now that you’ve had a sample of the best Christmas films out there, it’s time to stock up on snacks and watch your favourite ones start to finish!
– by Blaire Gillies