One of my favourite parts of Christmas is watching back to back Christmas movies. However, not all of the movies I watch are your “Traditional” and go to Christmas picks. Here’s some of my favourite non-traditional Christmas flicks which are set around the world favourite holiday.
This Tim Burton Fantasy/Drama has one of the most beautiful scenes which oozes Christmas with no tinsel or fairy lights in sight. You know the one I mean, dancing in the falling “snow” while Edward is making an ice sculpture.
“I know it is a little early for Christmas, Edward, but; I have a present for you.”
You Go Glen Co Co! Yes, Mean Girls isn’t set in Christmas all year round but one of the most famous scenes from the movie certainly is. How can you forget the Christmas Talent show with the girls singing Jingle Bell Rock and that poor guy getting kicked in the face with the Cassette player. Good times.
“That is so fetch”
One of my guilty pleasures. It’s totally cheesy but hilarious romantic comedy with Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris. The film is set in a small town around Christmas and is about a guy who has been friend zoned by his crush since they met in school. It’s very crude so if that sort of humour isn’t for you then move onto the next film.
“I messed with your head for three days. You’ve been *torturing* me for twenty years!”
Another small American town during Christmas but this time we’ve got Gremlins causing havoc instead. Excellent! This 1984 classic, is a great fantasy alternative to your standard Christmas movies. Furbies go rogue!
“Get Out Of My Kitchen!”
A dramatic way to start Christmas. Tom Hanks proves that working during the holidays is a tough job and gets stranded on a desert island alone. At least he’s wearing his favourite Christmas Jumper.
It’s not Christmas without watching Die Hard. When you thought the work Christmas party couldn’t get any worse, it gets taken over by terrorists and they kills your boss. At least, John McClane is there to save Christmas and deliver his famous quotes.
“Now I have a machine gun. Ho-ho-ho.”
DIE HARD 2
I can’t have Die Hard 1 and not have Die Hard 2 as well. Come on. Another day, another Christmas to save for John McClane. This time it’s Christmas at the airport and the terrorists are causing trouble again.
“Oh man, I can’t fucking believe this. Another basement, another elevator. How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?”
BRIDGET JONES DIARY
This film starts and ends at Christmas with a very complicated middle for our Bridget. Who can forget Bridget meeting Mark Darcy at her Mother’s Christmas party wearing her “ridiculous” Christmas jumper. Not so ridiculous anymore as they are totally back in fashion and I’m totally on board with this.
“This is an occasion for genuinely tiny knickers.”
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Yes, the film is mostly set in sunny hot spots with no snow to be seen. However, Leonardo DiCapro is in it and he calls the FBI every Christmas…and did I mention Leonardo DiCapro is in it? Shouldn’t that be reason enough? Happy Christmas!
“Carl? Carl! Merry Christmas! How is it we’re always talking on Christmas, Carl? Every Christmas, I’m talking to you!”
HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE
Even the theme tune instantly screams Christmas! I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and there’s nothing more Christmassy for me than watching the very first Harry Potter movie. Watching Harry celebrate Christmas properly for the first time with his best friend Ron and that amazing banquet in the Great Hall with snow coming from the ceiling. Magical!
“Happy Christmas, Harry.”
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Which of these films will you be watching this Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!