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Not too long ago, we posted our top 5 Halloween movies for you to binge watch in the spooky season.

With Christmas right around the corner, of course we had to create the perfect Christmas movie guide for the chilly days and nights.

We’ve put together a list of 5 Christmas movies for a chilly winter night. When you want nothing more than to snuggle up on the sofa with a nice mug of hot chocolate!

1. Home Alone (1990)

‘Home Alone’ is 100% one of the first movies that should pop into your mind when you think of Christmas films. Am I right? What kind of Xmas movie list would this be if we didn’t include this Macaulay Culkin classic.

We have to assume that you’ve probably already seen Home Alone, but just in case you haven’t (no judgements) …

Home Alone follows eight-year-old Kevin McCallister on Christmas Eve, after his family mistakenly leave him behind on their vacation to Paris for the Holidays.

This seems like the perfect situation to Kevin at first, before he is forced to protect his home from burglars Harry and Marv. By setting up booby traps all over the McCallister house, Kevin attempts to outsmart the crooks.

It is the perfect family festive comedy – don’t forget to follow it up with the sequel ‘Home Alone: Lost in New York’.

2. A Christmas Carol (2009)

‘A Christmas Carol’ is by far one of the most recognised Christmas movies there is. With so many different adaptations, including ‘The Muppets Christmas Carol’ and even comedic versions such as ‘Scrooged’, it is definitely a classic that should be watched and re-watched by every generation. 

The classic Dickens’ tale focuses on Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserable man who is faced with three spirits on Christmas Eve: the ghosts of his past, present and future. 

They give him a glimpse of his future in hope of changing his greedy ways and the fate that will become of him. Will he die alone, or will he choose to change his ways?

3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, 2018)

Based on Dr. Seuss’ classic book, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ centers around a green creature called The Grinch. His only mission is to steal Christmas from the town of Whoville and its people, the Whos.

The Grinch is one of a few Christmas films that have had many adaptations over the years, including the live action movie featuring Jim Carrey in 2000, recognised as one of his best movies. 

The latest adaptation, released just last year, is an animation called ‘The Grinch’ rather than the original title that Dr. Seuss intended.

The 2018 version of the film is a musical which follows the same storyline as the book and is guaranteed to a family favourite in any household this Christmas.

4. Deck the Halls (2006)

‘Deck the Halls’ is a Christmas comedy following two neighbours as they fight over who has the best decorated house. Basically, they want to be seen from space.

‘Deck the Halls’ isn’t a Christmas classic you probably had in mind, but it is a great film to watch with family or friends and might even give you some inspiration for your own decorations this year – just don’t go overboard like Buddy or Steve!

5. Krampus (2015)

‘Krampus’ is a festive flick that might not be so family friendly. The film is based on the European folklore of a horned figure who punishes misbehaving children at Christmas time.

This film focuses on a little boy called Max who has lost his festive spirit. His family are forced to fight to survive as the demon Krampus punishes them for being non-believers.

It’s not your average Christmas film but certainly another one that should be on your movie list this year.

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