Films to get you feeling festive

Christmas tv

Okay, so we know it's still November and there's a month-and-a-half to go until the big event, but we think it's already beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

High street stores are digging out their decorations and we've already got a bit misty eyed over at least two supermarket adverts, not to mention the fact Coca-Cola have already started to tell us the 'holidays are coming' - it really is time to embrace the festive cheer.

If you are struggling to get in the spirit of the season, then fear not because we have the answer and that's settling down with a classic Christmas film. It's impossible to deny that a cosy night, curled up on the sofa with a duvet and a box of chocolates makes you feel all warm inside.

To help you get that fuzzy feeling we've put together this list of 'must-watch' winter movies, is your favourite on the list? Let us know the films you watch that get you excited for the holidays by tweeting @DiamondForGirls now!

1. Love Actually

Is this film 11-years-old already?! Man, we feel old. Never mind, after watching this all-star cast fall in-and-out of love against the backdrop of London at Christmas we'll be all smiles.

Watch it if - a happy ending is the only kind you like

2. The Holiday

Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet swap houses at two days notice just before Christmas - we like it because it's so believable. Okay, so believable it isn't, but warm and fuzzy and at times (the times with Jack Black) sickeningly sweet, it really is.

Watch it if - you're hoping for Jude Law to rock up on your doorstep this Christmas

3. Elf

You know you love it really! Will Ferrell plays Buddy a 6ft 3inch elf, or at least, that's what he thinks. He was actually an orphaned baby who stowed away on Santa's sled. Buddy's enthusiasm for the festive cheer is infectious.

Watch it if - you need a double dose of Christmas joy

4. Home Alone 1&2

If you don't watch Home Alone at Christmas you're doing something wrong. Kevin McCallister taking on the hapless burglars Harry and Marv is brilliant, but watching Kevin give Old Man Marley a nod from the window on Christmas morning, or giving the bird lady one of his turtle doves are the things that will fill you with the spirit of the season.

Watch it if - you're a fan of a classic

5. Miracle on 34th Street

The story of a little girl called Susan who's already been told Santa isn't real but, after meeting a Santa in a department store who seems to be the real deal, she's suddenly not so sure. With the late, great Richard Attenborough playing the man himself, we understand why.

Watch it if - you want to be taken back to your childhood

6. White Christmas

What would a list of Christmas films be without this classic? This is one to watch with your nana - we bet she's a big fan of Bing and by the end of this all-singing all-dancing extravaganza, you will be too.

Watch it if - you're looking for a family pleaser

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