The 7 Most Iconic Holiday Movies


The Movies You Need To Watch This Holiday Season

The holiday season is almost upon us. From decorating your home with a Christmas tree and knick-knacks to drinking hot chocolate by the fire with your loved ones, there is a lot to do to get you well into the festive spirit. However as the days to Christmas tick away quickly, there may not be sufficient time to find every Christmas movie to stream. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Let It Snow (2019)

Based on the best-selling book by John Green, in this teen rom-com a group of students in high school navigate love and friendship after a snowstorm falls on their small town on Christmas Eve.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

It took more than 40 years for us to finally get a live-action version of Dr Seuss’ beloved 1957 Christmas book however when a furry, green-suited Jim Carrey burned rubber down the mountainside on his sleigh, dog Max by his side, our hearts grew three sizes.

Carrey’s signature full-body comedy and improvisations are on full display in this adaptation from director Ron Howard and seeing the Christmas village of Whoville life-sized for the first time is quite magical. And who can resist the heart-melting ending?

A Christmas Story (1983)

Based upon the writings of Canada’s Jean Shepherd, the family comedy — which is centred on a boy who pines for a Red Ryder air rifle — has aired in 24-hour blocks on TNT and/or TBS since Christmas 1997.

Noelle (2019)

Noelle has to come to the rescue when Nick, her brother, gets cold feet about taking over the running of the family business. This just happens to be the business of being Santa. Chaos follows when Nick doesn’t return from a break so Noelle needs to try to save the day.

The Holiday (2006)

Nancy Meyers’s holiday rom com follows Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz, who swap their houses in London and Los Angeles, respectively, over the holidays so that they can escape recent heartbreak. Neither of the women is looking for romance. So, of course, they both fall in love – out of the blue – during their trips across the pond, one with a quirky and sweet film composer (who is played by Jack Black) and the other with a handsome widower (who is played by Jude Law) and his two young daughters. Also, Eli Wallach appears as a famous ageing Hollywood screenwriter, stealing every scene.

Holiday Rush (2019)

A widowed radio DJ is fired from his job just before Christmas. He and his four children, after being forced to move in with his aunt, discover the true meaning of the season as they adjust to a new lifestyle.

Love Actually (2003)

There’s actually no middle ground when it comes to director Rich Curtis’s star-studded holiday romantic comedy. Unlike the games at an online casino South Africa that everyone enjoys, people either love it or loathe it. In a way, although, that’s quite fitting for a film that explores the various sides of love through its series of intertwining stories.

There’s old love, new love and then unrequited love, plus love betrayed as well as friend love. From middle schooler Sam (the adorable Thomas Brodie-Sangster) working through his very first crush with the help of his stepdad (Liam Neeson), to a housewife (Emma Thompson) who is painfully attempting to connect with her husband (Alan Rickman), and the friendship between washed-up rock legend (Bill Nighy) and his manager (Gregor Fisher). These stories remind us that love really is what connects us.

Plus, it’s given us Hugh Grant dancing around 10 Downing Street, Colin Firth inarticulately proposing in Portuguese, and who can forget Andrew Lincoln’s legendary cue card confession to Keira Knightley?