My 5 Favorite Christmas Movies

Time to get into the holiday season with my 5 favorite traditional Christmas movies!

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Tis the season for all things holly & jolly… and that includes my movie choices! Since the warm weather here in Florida can sometimes make it hard to “feel” Christmas coming, watching my favorite Christmas movies helps to get me in the spirit! As much as I love a good Hallmark/Netflix cheesefest movie (I’ll be rounding up those faves later this week!) I thought it would be fun to kick off the season with my favorite “traditional” Christmas movies. Keep reading to see what they are!

ONE- Love Actually

No movie gets me more in the holiday spirit than “Love Actually!” Even though it’s not a traditional Christmas film- it follows the intertwined lives of the 10 main characters & their love stories- it takes place over Christmas and is such a feel good movie that I just end it full of cheer! The British accents, the snowy scenes, the love… it is so good and an all-time favorite! My favorite scene? When Hugh Grant busts out some major moves!

TWO- The Holiday

Another sweet love story that takes place over Christmastime and always puts me in the best mood! This movie tell the story of two women at cross-roads in their lives who swap homes over the holidays and find love & themselves along the way! The 4 main characters are perfectly cast and it’s full of love, humor, and sweetness that will have you wanting to travel to a quaint British bungalow for your next holiday!


Who doesn’t love Elf?? Pretty sure it’s universally adored- and for good reason! This is one of the funniest Christmas movies and follows Will Ferrell’s “elf” character as he searches for his birthfather in New York after living in the North Pole for his entire life. I always crack up as he experiences the city for the first time- from eating gum off the sidewalk to shouting “SANTA! I know him!!” This movie is sure to leave you in great spirits!

FOUR- The Grinch (both the cartoon & live action!)

Fun Fact: this is my Dad’s absolute favorite Christmas movie so we grew up watching it every year and have quite the collection of Grinch mugs, ornaments, PJs, etc as a result 🙂 The cartoon version has such a great message about the meaning of Christmas, while the live action delivers a lot more laughs before delivering a heart-warming ending. These are classic holiday films!

FIVE- It’s A Wonderful Life

Cue the waterworks with this one! A movie that will more that help you and your family re-focus on what really matters during the holiday season. While the movie is from 1946- the message of what the meaning of life is is just as relevant today. I feel like a lot of younger people haven’t seen this one and I encourage you to check it out… such a good one!

Black Dress (similar linked) || Plaid Blanket Scarf  (over 10 patterns to choose from!) || Black Riding Boots || Apple Watch with this band (this band is a GREAT gift for anyone who has an Apple Watch!)

Did your favorite make my list? Drop a comment below and let me know if I’m missing any good ones that I need to watch asap!




    • girlmeetsbow
      December 5, 2018 / 6:50 am

      This scarf has become such a classic- so excited to pull it out!

  1. December 4, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    That is one way to make a LBD festive with a plaid blanket scarf. Looking adorable Gentry!

    Happy December and Happy Holiday Season to you! <3 Ada.

    P.S. Make sure you link up with me this Thursday for my Thursday Moda linkup. =))

    • girlmeetsbow
      December 6, 2018 / 6:48 am

      Thank you so much Ada!

  2. December 6, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    Yay I can’t wait to start watching Christmas movies!! I got to see Its a Wonderful Life each Christmas Eve at an old cinema with my Mum – there is a band, mince pies and hot chocolate and vintage ads – love it! I must see the holiday – so many people say how great it is. It made me chuckle when you mentioned the quaint English bungalow 😉 Love Actually is great too. I have NEVER seen the Grinch but there is a showing at our village hall soon. LOVE Elf- we are watching it this Saturday! J xx

    • girlmeetsbow
      December 8, 2018 / 7:16 am

      You HAVE to see the Grinch!! It’s the most classic of them all!!

  3. December 7, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    The Grinch is such a fun movie indeed! Love it, brings sooo many nostalgic memories with my cousins. Anyway, lovely look you have here dear. Simple, yet so cute and chic!

    Jessica |

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