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Things To Watch This Christmas


Is there literally a better time to snuggle up in front of the fire with a delicious hot chocolate and a cosy blanket while watching something wonderfully Christmassy on the TV?

There’s always plenty of things that I love to watch at this time of year, whether it’s a full on Christmas film or a festive episode of my favourite TV show, there’s always something to watch on a cold winter night.

I’ve rounded up my favourite things to watch over the festive period in the hope that it gives you some inspiration to curl up on the sofa and spend a whole afternoon doing sweet FA.



Love Actually – This is definitely a contender for one of my favourite Christmas films of all time and I’ve made it a tradition for myself to watch this every year on the 1st of December. It’s such a feel-good film and as soon as I watch this I know that the countdown for the big day really has begun.

Elf – Elf is definitely most people’s favourite Christmas film and it’s not hard to see why; a lovable, Christmas elf loose in New York trying to spread festive joy, what’s not to love? This is definitely one of my favourites and I could watch it 100 times over and still never get bored of it.

Home Alone – You can’t beat a bit of Kevin McCallister at Christmas time and Home Alone is definitely a film that everyone loves to watch at this time of year. It’s perfect for all the family and it’s deffo one that has to be watched every year.

The Holiday – I only watched this for the first time a few years ago but I instantly fell in love with it and it’s now firmly in my list of ‘things to watch at Christmas’. It’s the most adorable film and contains some of Hollywood’s finest actors and actresses and it’s certainly a film that leaves me all warm and fuzzy.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – This is a film that my family and I watch religiously every single year and it’s one that definitely never grows old. No matter how many times I watch it, it never fails to make me laugh out loud.

The Polar Express – This film always reminds me of my childhood because it’s such a classic Christmas film. It’s truly magical to see the children visit Santa at the North Pole and I always dreamed of The Polar Express coming to pick me up and taking me to visit Santa…

The Santa Clause (1,2 &3) – When I was younger, these were always my favourite films to watch at Christmas time and even though I’m almost 20, they’re still some of my very favourites. I think I used to love them so much because I used to have a tiny crush on Charlie. LOL.


TV Shows

Gavin and Stacey Christmas special – Yet another Christmas tradition of mine is to watch this episode while I’m wrapping all of my Christmas presents and it’s something that I absolutely love to do every single year. Gavin and Stacey has been one of my favourite TV series ever since it first came out and I literally never get tired of watching it over and over again.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S – I’ve made it no secret just how much I bloody love Friends and even though I watch Friends all year round (read: almost every single day) I love dedicating a few hours during December to watch all the festive episodes.

Miranda – Miranda is yet another one of my favourite TV shows for easy watching and I always love watching the Christmas episodes as they’re so festive and funny.

The Simpsons – The Simpsons always offer the best themed episodes no matter what time of year it is but watching the Christmas episodes always remind me of being a child. They literally never get old and I’m sure I’ll be watching them for many years to come.


What are your favourite things to watch at Christmas? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.


  1. Debra-Bow
    2nd December 2017 / 6:28 pm

    You have literally NAILED this post. I’m obsessed with pretty much everything you’ve included. Not gonna lie, we’ve been watching Home Alone all year round because we love it so much haha. I can’t wait to watch elf again this year. In fact maybe I’ll try and get it on tonight?! Eeek. Your posts have made me so festive xxxxxxx

    • chloedickenson
      3rd December 2017 / 1:26 pm

      Thanks my lovely! Xxxx

    • chloedickenson
      3rd December 2017 / 1:25 pm

      Thank you! X

  2. 2nd December 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Friends is my go to all year round and its no different at Christmas, I could watch it all day every day and not get bored! I feel like a bit of a failure as I haven’t watched half of these films but Elf is my FAVOURITE and Love Actually reminds me of my other half so it’s one of my faves!
    Alice Xx

    • chloedickenson
      3rd December 2017 / 1:25 pm

      I totally agree haha! Xx

  3. Emma
    3rd December 2017 / 12:15 pm

    Ah I’m sat here reading this with home alone on in the background! I love a good festive film, and I’m with you on gavin and Stacey – they did Christmas specials so well! X

    • chloedickenson
      3rd December 2017 / 1:24 pm

      Ah that’s so cool! Xx

  4. 3rd December 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Some great choices, Chlo, but I’m one of the weird ones whose never got why everyone loves Love Actually so much. The Holiday has to be my all time favourite Christmas film, and I of course love ELF and Home Alone too. Xx

    Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

    • chloedickenson
      3rd December 2017 / 8:51 pm

      The Holiday really is amazing, I watched it this afternoon! Xx

  5. 3rd December 2017 / 10:06 pm

    I literally love all of these films and programmes!! Literally have them all on record and dvd so will get through them this month. I had never seen Polar Express before and watched it with Jake the other day and we loved it! Xxxxxx


    • chloedickenson
      4th December 2017 / 8:15 am

      Aww that’s so good! Polar Express is lovely! Xxxxx

  6. 4th December 2017 / 10:43 am

    Oh my goodness YES to all of these!!! Youve listed allll my fave christmas films I couldnt have put it better myself! Ive actually started Game of Thrones yesterday (not very Christmassy but its snowy haha) which I think is going to take up quite a lot of my time!

    Sarah | http://www.sazsinclair.com xx

    • chloedickenson
      4th December 2017 / 11:14 am

      Ooh yeah it deffo will! You’ll love it! Xx

  7. 4th December 2017 / 1:21 pm

    My family and I also watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation every year and it definitely never gets old! The Holiday is such a fab film as well, I love it xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    • chloedickenson
      4th December 2017 / 2:38 pm

      I totally agree! Xx

    • chloedickenson
      5th December 2017 / 10:26 am

      Haha oh no! Xx

  8. 6th December 2017 / 11:12 am

    I’m going to make it my challenge to watch all of these haha! I keep forgetting some of them x

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