Our Favourite Christmas Themed Movies

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!

How many of you know this very famous quote and remember the movie and the host of childhood memories connected to it?


Kevin McAlister accidentally being left ‘Home Alone’ and making the most of the dreadful and scary experience, learning some valuable life lessons along the way and saving his family’s Christmas. Many of us grew up with this and many other wonderful holiday movies that still today, way into adulthood, bring back warm and fuzzy feelings and anticipation towards the Christmas season.


Watching movies pre-Christmas or over the holidays together with siblings and parents is a beautiful way for families to bond and build up the excitement until Santa finally arrives. Some movies are just heart-warming, others hilarious and some the most romantic tear-jerkers.


Here at Gifts Australia, we all value family time and reminiscing about childhood memories. This is how many families get into the Christmas spirit when life has been so hectic right up to the special day. There’s nothing like watching Santa coming down the chimney on the television screen to get the kids excited.


The best Christmas movies you need to see

Here is a list of our favourite Christmas themed movies. Whether you are looking for a new Christmas movie, or a much-loved classic, a funny family movie, or one with a romantic twist that’s a hit for couples and families.


Family Christmas-themed movies the kids will love


The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Jim Carrey is the main character in this hilarious adaption of the Dr Seuss classic story. A funny, heart-warming and colourful story about how one little girl could teach a very sad creature what Christmas is all about and how to find joy again. This is a movie the kids will want to watch on an annual basis once hooked, a family classic in many households and a staple on TV during the holiday season.


Home Alone

Released in 1990, this movie about the adventures of an eight-year-old boy has become a phenomenon around the world. Young and old love re-watching this blockbuster hit and be reminded of what matters during the Christmas break; to be with your family and show kindness to all those you love. And of course, we all love seeing Harry and Marv hurting themselves during their breaking and entering attempts.


Romantic Christmas movies for couples


Love Actually

Get your tissues and chocolates out and be ready to bawl your eyes out and laugh out loud at the same time. This story has it all. A movie loaded with Hollywood royalty has become one of the most popular Christmas themed romantic comedies of the last two decades. Set in England around the holiday season, this film follows many different characters and their relationships, from different walks of life, to in the end show unique connections between them all.


The Holiday

A charming rom-com with a beautiful star cast will surprise you with light humour and odd stories, twists and surprises. An authentic but heart-warming story of how life can take positive, unexpected turns—even when you had already written off Christmas.


Funniest Christmas-themed movies out there


Four Christmases

If you generally spend most of your holidays travelling between family and in-law gatherings, you’ll agree it’s not hard to feel quite fed up about it at times. In that case, you will certainly be able to relate to the hilarious frustrations this movie couple experiences.



Imagine Will Ferrell in red stockings and a big green hat growing up at the North Pole and getting mistakenly confused as an elf. A hilarious holiday movie that will have you in stitches just because Ferrell can. This story still pulls at a few heartstrings but generally will have you with tears in your eyes, purely due to its great sense of humour.



Good old classic Christmas movies


Miracle on 34th Street

One of the very first Christmas-themed movies of all times, this black and white classic is a gem of a story that will melt everyone’s heart. A mixture of fantasy, romance, thriller and commercial style movie this one is unique and one to remember forever.


It’s a Wonderful Life

An amazing movie everyone should have watched in their lifetime. An absolute classic from 1946, this film was inspired by the Great Depression and World War II and teaches us holiday kindness, generosity and other important life values.


The best Christmas movies on demand


On the couch, feet up and remote in hand—the best start to a relaxing holiday. Now all you need is an excellent movie available on a streaming service to enjoy a stress-free evening with your loved ones.


Last Christmas

Inspired by the Wham! Song with the same title, this romantic comedy was only released in 2019 and will capture your hearts.


The Christmas Chronicles

This American film featuring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn tells the story of a teenager reuniting with Santa while a troublemaker tries to cancel Santa.


A Bad Moms Christmas

Mila Kunis and her mum friends are back again, getting stressed over Christmas and family responsibilities. After showing us how women struggle through the holiday season, they prove in hilarious ways what their family values are and how they get it all together as a team.


Remember what is most important at Christmas and make time for it

Christmas is family time; Christmas is cuddles on the couch and sharing childhood memories with the next generation.


First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie-dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.”– Buddy the Elf (from Elf, the movie).


We are here to make your Christmas more enjoyable. Do your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your own four walls rather than stressing up and down streets in holiday madness. Get inspired from our wide range of gift options and let us do the rest. We can even do the wrapping for you if you prefer. Use your time to do the important things: bake some cookies with your kids, have a laugh, relax on the sofa with your family, enjoy your favourite movies together and reminisce about what Christmas was like when you were little. This is what it’s all about.


Here at Gifts Australia, we have done the work for you. Click your way through our categories; find the best presents for him, her, and the kids and order them with our easy and secure online booking system. Browse our Christmas Hampers to make organising the Christmas snacks easy. Make use of our gift-wrapping options and get FREE Australia-wide shipping for all orders over $99 as well.


As the Grinch taught us: “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”




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