Alone home for Christmas? Here are some movies to welcome the festive merriment

Christmas invites to celebrations. Even though the pandemic is stuck in our homes, there are still ways to enjoy a pleasant Christmas – with friends or alone.

Take out the warmest blanket, make a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy a relaxed holiday with these Christmas-themed movies:

Christmas movies

Home Alone (1990)

A timeless Christmas comedy, Home alone is the story of Kevin, a harasser who was “accidentally” left behind by his family during the Christmas holidays. The film revolves around an eight-year-old who protects his house from burglars (twice the size).

Each scene in the film is funnier than before, and the franchise offers four more films – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,, Home Alone 3,, Home itself 4: Returning home i Alone at home: Holiday robbery.

Trivia: Earlier last year, after Disney bought 21st Century Fox, CEO Bob Iger announced a new movie, “Alone at Home”. In fact, Kevin McCallister, an iconic actor from the original series, was also set to appear in the film. However, due to COVID-19, filming had to be delayed.

A holiday

If you crave some rom-com, your search ends here. Long before a particular life-changing film became popular, 21st century Hollywood offered a film about exchanging houses. In the lead role Kate Winslet i Cameron Diaz,, A holiday it tells of two women who decided to replace a house (and continents) to avoid a broken heart.

Although the film received mixed reviews, we highly recommend that you watch it. Like most other romantic comedies, A holiday it also promises a happy ending (and not the one when a girl in trouble returns to a cheating boyfriend!).

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Based The Chronicles of Narnia, a fantastic CS Lewis series, A lion, a witch and a closet co-produced by Walden Media and Walt Disney Pictures.

The film is set during World War II, where four children discover a wardrobe and enter the world of Narnia’s imagination. But trouble awaits! Narnia is under a curse and an eternal winter – the perfect preparation for Christmas!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

What is more magical than Christmas? Hogwarts!

While we’d love to recommend the entire Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher (or wizard) stone has a special charm.

Based on the novel of the same name by JK Rowling, the film is based on the first book of the best-selling fantasy series. Harry Potter just discovered he was a wizard and joined Hogwarts – the beginning of all magical things!

Watch (or watch again) as ‘The boy who lives’ he begins his life in a wizarding world.

Baby coming out

A serious dose of laughter improved with a healthy dose of cuteness. Published 1994, Baby coming out it focuses on the abduction of an infant by three not-so-smart criminals.

Although the trio successfully grabs the baby, it’s hard to say who is holding whom hostage as the baby embarks on his own adventures around Chicago leading his kidnappers into a hilarious chase.

Trivia: Twin brothers Adam Robert and Jacob Joseph Worton played the baby role Bink in the film. He was played by late Verne actor Jay Troyer Bink’s stuntman.

While these are just five movies to get you started, here are a few more recommendations we have for you:

  • Elf
  • Night at the museum
  • Nutcracker and the Four Kingdoms
  • Christmas with the Cranks
  • The Diary of Bridget Jones
  • Wonderful
  • Letters to Julia
  • A Christmas story
  • How the Grinch stole Christmas
  • Polar Express
  • Christmas Chronicles
  • Princess Switch
  • A holiday in the wild