Movies and Series That'll Make You Feel Festive

Gremlins Festive Hat
With Christmas fast approaching, now is the time to be decorating ourselves with the tackiest of jumpers and our homes with the brightest of festive light assortments, ready to celebrate on the day.
 
To help you on your way, we've put together a short list (with your help) of movies and shows that are guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit.
 

Movies

Die Hard (1988)

Yippee ki-yay and a very, merry Christmas to you! With a storyline entirely unrelated to actively celebrating the festive period, this Christmas-time set film has become a firm favourite for the season.

Action-packed and featuring Bruce Willis alongside the late Alan Rickman, Die Hard is a classic to watch, whether it makes us feel ultra-festive or not.

Home Alone (1990)

A classic and Christmas, TV hero, Home Alone has become synonymous with the holiday season. With plenty of funny moments and a heart-warming side-plot, this is one to bring out every year!

Office Christmas Party (2016)

Now Office Christmas Party is definitely not for those who love the classic, moving Christmas flick, but it truly goes a long way to showing us how to set up a wild office party. 

Featuring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston alongside Olivia Munn, Kate McKinnon and T.J. Miller, it's a hilarious addition to any festive movie list!

Gremlins (1984)

This 80s horror-comedy introduced us not only to one of the most adorable creatures in movie-history, the Mogwai, but also to one of the most infuriating and devilish creatures too - the Gremlins

Chaotic but a real feel-good, classic, it's one to add to your list.

Bring a little mischief home with our Stripe Cable Guy.

Elf (2003)

Sure, when we typically think of Santa's little helpers, we usually don't envisage them as being extremely tall and matured, but this is exactly what makes Elf so special.

Klaus (2019)

An uplifting family delight, Klaus is an animated film that shows how one gift can change the hearts of an entire town. Brought to life with the voices of J.K. Simmons, Jason Schwartzman, Joan Cusack and Rashida Jones, this is a star-studded, festive soul-stirring movie that needs to be seen!

 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

When you think of an iconic Jim Carrey movie, for many, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the film they'd mention. Taking on the very essence of this grumpy, green Who, it's a firm favourite for adults and kids alike!

 

Series

The Office (US)
"Christmas Party" - Season 2 (2005)

There are quite a few holiday episodes to choose from with The Office, including the one where Phyllis gets a chance to dress up as Santa, however, there's nothing quite like the Christmas chaos of this season, perfectly introducing us to the beating heart of Dunder Mifflin.

The Office: Christmas Party

Friends
“The One With the Holiday Armadillo” - Season 7 (2000)

There are plenty of Friends episodes that stick with fans, but this one takes the armadillo... Witty and pretty silly too, it's the perfect thing to dip into during the holidays.

Dash & Lilly
One Season (2020)

There's romance, there's drama and there is also so much Christmas cheer that you'll be smiling by the end of this one-season wonder!

Starring the Midori Frances and Austin Abrams, this is a sweet antidote to any festive blues.

Dash and Lily

 Home for Christmas
Two Seasons (2019)

This festive rom-com sees a nurse battle through family expectations and her romantic hiccups as she attempts to find a date for her family Christmas dinner.

A Norwegian two-parter is sweet, but with enough bumps along the way to keep things from getting too mushy.

 The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
One Episode (2022)

 With a search for the perfect gift, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special brings home some of the most important aspects of Christmas, from family to compassion, into our homes and our hearts. 

Welcome more than this series home with our Toddler Groot Cable Guy.

 The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

What other films of series would you recommend?

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