What's the best Christmas film?

What's the best Christmas film?

Published at 2:49pm 27th November 2018. (Updated at 3:49pm 27th November 2018)

4 minute read

Spire FM want to know which film you rate highest in our 'Advent Calendar' of festive movies.

We've got 24 films that we think are some of the best to watch, but do you think any are missing?

Take a look at the ones we've selected and vote in the poll at the bottom of the page to pick your favourite.

Home Alone

Did you know? Robert De Niro turned down the role of Harry Lime.

Home Alone 2

Did you know? The current POTUS Donald Trump makes a quick cameo.

Polar Express

Did you know? Tom Hanks played five different characters in the film.

Love Actually

Did you know? There have been three 'remakes' of the film around the world, "A Tribute To Love", "Letters to St Nicholas" and "It All Began When I Met You".

Die Hard

Did you know? The lead role was originally offered to 73 year old Frank Sinatra. It's also the first film Alan Rickman starred in.

Santa Claus The Movie

Did you know? When it was first released, the film was a financial failure and received mostly negative reviews from critics.


Did you know? Jim Carrey was initially eyed for Buddy the Elf.


Did you know? Howie Mandel voices Gizmo. but doesn't sing his song... a 13-year-old girl did that.

Deck the Halls

Did you know? Alternate titles for the film included "All Lit Up" and "Wreck the Halls".

Jingle All The Way

Did you know? Filmmakers were sued for plagiarism in a $19 million lawsuit.

The Holiday

Did you know? Kate Winslet had dated Rufus Sewell previously (they played Iris and Jasper)... awkward?

It's A Wonderful Life

Did you know? The film was a flop at the cinema initially - leaving the director down over half a million pounds.


Did you know? The film features all four Murray brothers - Bill, Brian, John and Joel.

Arthur Christmas

Did you know? There's a bit of a mistake when they deliver the presents to Denmark on Christmas Day; they're supposed to get theirs on the 24th.

Four Christmases

Did you know? During the filming of the dinner sequence, Reese Witherspoon was hit in the face with a ceramic plate. She required five stitches.

White Christmas

Did you know? Fred Astaire was supposed to play Phil Davis - could you imagine that?!

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Did you know? It was the first Muppet film without Jim Henson, who died in 1990. :(

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Did you know? The Grinch was black and white with pink eyes in the book, before the film changed it.

The Santa Clause

Did you know? Eric Lloyd, who played Charlie, knocked out his front teeth on set and had to wear prosthetics during filming.

Miracle on 34th Street

Did you know? Mara, who played Susan, was brought up not to believe in Santa anyway.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Did you know? Patrick Stewart was cut from the film.


Did you know? The film is mostly improvised.

Meet Me in St Louis

Did you know?Judy Garland recorded The Trolley Song in a single take.

The Snowman

Did you know? Other than the intro and the lyrics of the iconic 'Walking in the Air' song, there are no words spoken throughout the movie.

Christmas with the Kranks

Did you know? During filming, it was reported that the cast and crew had ingested over 10 pounds of fake snow.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Did you know? It was one of only two Christmas films released that year!

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