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It is that time of year, the time to get ready for Christmas by watching all our favourite festive movies; we have the 30 best for you to enjoy!


South Africa (25 November 2021) – Christmas isn’t about decking the halls, buying up all the gifts, and all the usual commercial things we have grown used to. Christmas is about family and sharing the love. It is about spreading joy and celebrating new life. And we can all use a bit more of spreading love and joy!

So starting today, we say you can officially sing/hum Christmas carols in public, put your tree up and decorate your home without offending anyone. It is officially the day the grinches of the world can go get their stockings stuffed. Why? Because, why not? It is your life, so go and be merry!

Today also marks the first day of the very best season of the year! If you haven’t noticed yet, the Christmas Spirit is strong in the Good Things Guy office. We love the festive season; it brings the very best out in people. It is the one time of year where everyone feels the same kind of excitement and spreads joy to those around them.

Everything comes in an advent these days, gone are the days where you popped a simple misshaped, practically melted bit of chocolate out a numbered door, now you get gin, beers, candles, beauty products, and more in advent calendars. This inspired us to do an advent style post and this is our third annual list.

We want to share all the must-see (or rewatch) movies leading up to Christmas morning. These movies are all designed to make you feel super festive. They are not listed in any particular order so pick and choose as you feel and enjoy your Christmas movie lead-up to the 25th. You have 30 days to get through this list!

These movies will start popping up on all available channels, keep an eye out on DSTV, Netflix, Showmax, Disney+, and whichever other services you use, or if you are like us, you may have a few of the classics stashed away on DVD. A quick search (type in Christmas) on your selected platform will bring up all the Christmassy goodness you need!

We watched all the new movies available online and this year, there are a few duds but this list is about the classics and the new features worth watching! So let’s get started!

  1. Elf
  2. The Grinch who stole Christmas
  3. Love Actually
  4. The Holiday
  5. Home Alone (all of them in one day is the best!)
  6. Arthur Christmas
  7. Jingle Jangle
  8. The Polar Express
  9. Four Christmases
  10. The Family Stone
  11. A Christmas Carol (1951 & 2009)
  12. Rise of the Guardians
  13. Jack Frost
  14. Every Harry Potter (besides the magic, there is a big focus on Christmas in each movie)
  15. Klaus
  16. Christmas with the Kranks
  17. The Christmas Chronicles (1 and 2)
  18. Die Hard
  19. Holidate
  20. Fatman
  21. The Man Who Invented Christmas
  22. Deck the Halls
  23. Love Hard
  24. A Boy Called Christmas
  25. A Castle for Christmas
  26. Last Christmas
  27. Happiest Season
  28. Silent Night
  29. Home Sweet Home Alone
  30. Single All the Way

Which Christmas movies are on your list? Let us know your favourites in the comment section.

Sources: GTG 
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