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10 Movies to Watch this Holiday Season!

by City Savvy Luxembourg

What’s one of the best things about the holiday season? For us, it’s snuggling up under a cosy blanket with your family and having a good laugh while enjoying a Christmas movie marathon. We’ve picked out 10 of our favourite Christmas films to add to your list!

Everybody loves a good Christmas movie. Sitting the sofa with your feet up while you snack on some delicious Christmas treats. Especially in the times of Covid, finding fun at home is essential.  We’ve divided our picks into 5 categories of films so it’s easy to find something to suit your mood and keep you entertained at home! Happy watching!!


1. Bridget Jones’s Diary

We think this movie is one of the best Christmas romantic comedies out there. Who doesn’t love Bridget Jones, single in her 30s, working for a publishing company and constantly fantasising about her boss?! Bridget Jones’s hilarious happening along with the love triangle between Bridget, her boss Daniel, and her childhood friend Mark create the perfect recipe for a modern romantic fairy-tale in a sarcastic coat.
Rent or buy on: Google Play 

2. Love Actually

Love Actually is a one-of-a-kind heartwarming movie. The fantastic cast paired with numerous touching storylines make this movie a must-see. Director Richard Curtis does a great job of depicting the most common life challenges and how their feelings around these events are even more intense during Christmas time. Loneliness, cheating, children’s love, secret admiration, grief and romantic love are somehow all tackled and woven together in a seamless fashion.
Watch on: Netflix or Amazon Prime

3. The Holiday

The story follows two heartbroken women Iris, a columnist from London, and Amanda, a movie trailer producer from Los Angeles. Iris, heartbroken by the wedding announcement of her ex-boyfriend decides to register at a home swap website where she meets Amanda, let down by her cheating boyfriend.  They both feel a need for a change of environment so they agree to switch houses for two weeks starting the next day. After arrival, both Iris and Amanda find the last thing either wants or expects: a new romance. This movie is funny, charming and heartwarming.
Watch on: Netflix or Amazon Prime

Category: Family

1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Jim Carrey is amazing as the onion-breath foul Grinch who decides to steal Christmas. There are some fantastic one-liners and great slapstick comedy for the kids. Plus who can resist a Dr Seuss story narrated in rhyme by a dog?!
Watch on: Netflix

2. Home Alone

Spoiled brat Kevin (played by Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left behind by his family at Christmas. While they try to get back from Paris, Kevin comes up with an ingenious plan to foil a pair of burglars eyeing up the house. Joe Pesci takes a break from being a mafia baddie to be a small time crook. Kids definitely rule in this film.
Watch on: Disney Plus

Category: Classics

1. Miracle on 34th Street

Be it the old or the new version, you can’t beat a courtroom drama that centres on whether or not a department store Santa is the real deal. Santa’s lawyer wins with fantastic logic, but we won’t ruin the ending.
Watch on: Disney Plus

2. A Christmas Story

A classic Christmas story set in the 1940s narrated by the adult Ralphie reminiscing on one particular Christmas when he was nine years old. This movie is weird in the best way, and we don’t let a holiday season come and go without watching it at least once.

Ralphie has just one Christmas wish: a Red Ryder BB gun from Santa. But his idea is rejected by his mom, teacher and even the department store Santa Claus who are sure he’ll shoot his eye out. Seriously, if you haven’t seen it, get watching and if you have, you probably don’t need convincing!
Rent on: Google Play

Category: Comedy

1. A Bad Moms Christmas

A Christmas sequel to “Bad Moms” following three moms Amy, Kiki and Carla dealing with their own mothers visiting during the Christmas holiday. A funny and original Christmas theme about daughters and mothers’ relationship. Watch Bad Moms’ take on creating the perfect holiday while dealing with their own moms.
Rent on: 
Apple TV or Google Play

2. Bad Santa

Professional Santa Willie and his elf partner Marcus get themselves hired in department stores in order to rob them. Willie is not the happiest Santa and doesn’t have the best “kid” skills. Everything changes when Willie is visited by 8-year-old Thurman. Bad Santa is absolutely hilarious and offers a needed contrast from the typical holiday uplift. Definitely for adults.
Rent on: Google Play  or Apple TV

Category: Action

Die Hard

If you crave some action for Christmas it has to be Die Hard starring Bruce Willis. NYPD detective John McClane arrives in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve with hopes to reconcile with his estranged wife Holly. John finds himself in a tower taken hostage by a team of terrorists…oh yeah and did we mention, Holly is one of the hostages.
Watch on: Amazon Prime

Do you have a favourite Christmas movie?? Add it in the comments below – ’tis the season for sharing!

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