Christmas Movies to Watch with Your Partner
The weather outside is chilly, and the air smells of baked chocolate chip cookies and romance. And that could mean only one thing, the romantic comedies are calling out to you and your partner. It also means you’re in a for a Christmas weekend of binge watching classic Christmas movies that instills the holiday spirit no matter when we watch it.
So, we decided what better way to celebrate this holiday than snuggling with your loved ones and getting ready for a movie marathon. We’ve combined 30 hours of pure magic and goodness through these movies, so stay tuned to find which one you’d start with first.
Bridget Jones Diary
This hilarious movie is bound to make its rounds in your screen time once a year on Christmas. It is a top favorite, filled with light comedy and of course- romance! This dramedy takes us on rollercoaster ride with Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones who is a clumsy, innocent, and relatable protagonist. Her goofiness is matched by Hugh Grant who emits the perfect charming vibe. Without giving too many spoilers- Bridget Jones is one movie that should be on every couple’s Christmas movies list.
‘Last Christmas’- released in 2019- ensures you’ve 90 minutes of Yuletide romance. With Emilia Clarke in the role of the protagonist who is working as an elf year round- trying to change her life when she comes across a mysterious handsome stranger. Needless to say, like most romantic movies, things turn out for the best and we see a picture perfect happy ending!
Christmas with You
‘Christmas with You’ is a recent release and is quickly becoming an audience favorite since the past one month. Aimee Garcia and Freddie Prinze Jr. forms an adoring couple and you cannot miss out on this vanilla goodness with your partner. The storyline is light and flawless with fairly complex characters and the overall movie is a treat to watch!
Christmas in Connecticut
Our holidays are incomplete without a sprinkle of Warner Bros Pictures and this 1940s romcom- is just what a couple needs on Christmas. Set in the post war era, Dennis Morgan- a war hero becomes familiar with a column written by Barbara Stanwyck which turns out to be not quite what he had imagined. Things take a turn when a meeting is arranged and the lies come lose.
This sweet movie starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet find each other in the same boat after a bad breakup with their boyfriends. But after taking the decision of swapping homes at Christmas time, they both fall in love unpredictably. Nancy Meyer (Director) has once again executed a heartwarming romance that is ideal for a Christmas movies binge.
Even though this movie is two decades old- it hits the right chords when it comes to the concept of finding the ‘one’. The actors John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale played exceptional roles of complex characters- stuck in the dilemma of ethics and love. Their delivery on the roles is the reason why we’re still in love with this romantic drama.
It’s a Wonderful Life
Another one of the classics, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ released in 1946 takes you on a ride of emotions and it’s all worth it. The storyline is the peak of fiction wherein a man looks for a version of world in which he was never born.
Falling for Christmas
‘Falling for Christmas’ is the new age drama, recently released in November 2022, starring Lindsay Lohan in the role of a spoiled hotel heiress who meets with an accident which leads to her suffering from total amnesia. Fate brings her to a lodge owner who is not only handsome but a gentleman as well. This light-hearted movie is a much needed Christmas distraction.
This movie is the perfect example of exceptional writing and our holidays are incomplete without this honorable mention. A combination of 9 incredible stories, that meet at crossroads and are united by one emotion of love. This movie needs no further explanation. It has been the literal definition of flawless romantic comedies and no matter how many times we watch it- it is evergreen!
‘Elf’ is the most unpredictable and soulful Christmas movie, with the incredible comic timing of Will Ferrell and Ed Asner. Unlike our previous mentions, this one is filled with moments of utter laughter, impeccable writing by David Berenbaum and extraordinary delivery on the part of the actors. If you want to have a good laugh for about two hours with your partner- this needs to be on your Christmas movies list.
The Trouble with Mistletoe
This movie stars Rachel Melvin who gets stood up on a date in high school. Fast forward to 10 years, she comes across the same guy and as fate would want it- she finds it hard to resist falling for him again. ‘The trouble with Mistletoe’ is a tale of dilemma in the heart of the protagonist as she tries to figure the right thing this time.
Seth Gordon is known to direct master pieces- ‘Four Christmases’ being one of them. When paired up with the comic timing of Vince Vaughn and talented Reese Witherspoon, the movie is a Christmas marvel. It is perfect display of the dysfunctionalities in the modern families with a hint of humor and love.
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
‘The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past’ starring Matthew McCaughey who is playing the role of a commitment phobic man, having one casual encounter after another. When he comes to his brother’s wedding, his primary motive is to warn his brother against it but gets entangled in a messy situation of his own. He gets guided by his uncle, who was earlier his role model in everything related to girls. The movie entails an unexpected love story and modern day commitment phobia that everyone can relate to. This romcom is perfect to be on your Christmas movies list.
The Shop Around the Corner
This classic movie released in 1940 is golden even now. Capturing a charming story of two employees who won’t see eye to eye on anything but deeply attached to their pen pals. Little do they know, what fate has in store for them!
The Noel Diary
This comedy drama movie released in 2022, starring Justin Hartley as a best-selling author who discovers a diary in his mother’s possession- when he goes back home to clear her stuff. Simultaneously, Barrett Doss is set out to find a truth of her own and their paths intertwine with that diary.
When Harry Met Sally
This movie is a classic and tells the story of long drawn out love and how it took 12 years for the main characters to understand their feelings for each other. She is a journalist and he is a political consultant, and they both keep bumping into each other as if the universe is giving them a constant sign. This movie is an utter delight and definitely in the Christmas movie binge priority list.