The top five festive films to watch on Christmas Eve

It’s the night before Christmas, so curl up with some snacks and enjoy these all-time holiday favourites.

#5 Home Alone Two: Lost in New York (1992)

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern

If you’re nostalgic for your childhood Christmas, then look no further. This is arguably the best film in the Home Alone series. Kevin is in New York city and once again alone for Christmas, while the sticky bandits are in town. He has no choice but to rig his uncle’s house with booby traps and prepare for the ultimate stand-off. A comedy that will have you in stitches all night.

#4 The Holiday (2006)

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black

If you happen to be feeling blue this Christmas, maybe a romantic comedy like The Holiday will warm your frosty heart. Two women living on opposite sides of the globe, both dealing with relationship dramas, decide to swap homes for Christmas where they each meet a man and fall head over heels.

#3 The Santa Clause (1994)

Starring: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold and Wendy Crewson

This film is a childhood classic. Tim Allen stars as a workaholic, divorced dad stuck with his son on Christmas Eve. Shenanigans soon arise when he accidentally kills Santa Clause and becomes the big-bellied man himself. Full of warm-hearted comedy, this film brings all the members of the family together for a night of Christmas spirit.

#2 Love Actually (2003)

Starring: Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson

Love Actually is a charming Christmas movie centred around the theme of love. Enjoy brilliant British humour as you follow the ups and downs of eight couples dealing with the challenges of love in the lead up to Christmas Day. Set in a snow-covered London, it is simply a delightful movie to watch while curled up in bed.

#1 Elf (2003)

Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan and Zoey Deschanel

2003 truly was the year for Christmas movies. Elf is a film loved by people of all ages and bursting with festive cheer. Ferrell stars as Buddy, a man who thinks he is an elf. The film follows Buddy’s journey as he leaves his home in the North Pole to find his human dad in New York City. Put simply, it is the ultimate Christmas movie that will help you discover your inner elf this Christmas Eve.