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There are 39 days to Christmas, so we have 39 movies and series to watch; a Christmas movie can get you into the festive spirit and bring joy to you and your family.


South Africa (16 November 2020) – The whole world is in for celebrating the festive season early to help bring some much-needed cheer back into our lives. Many people have been counting down the days to having a little break and distraction from the big crazy world.

Over the last month or so, we have started sharing all our favourite Christmas content with you. From the heartwarming adverts to the best ideas on how to support family and friends, as well as starting the joyous celebrations a little earlier this year!

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 spreading 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.

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 chose as you feel and enjoy your Christmas movie lead-up to the 25th. You have 39 days to get through this list!

These movies will start popping up on all available channels, keep an eye out on DSTV, Netflix, Showmax and whichever other services you use. A quick search (type in Christmas) on your selected platform will bring up all the Christmassy goodness you need!

  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. Auther Christmas
  7. Let It Snow
  8. Jingle Jangle
  9. The Polar Express
  10. Four Christmases
  11. Family Stone
  12. A Christmas Carol (1951 & 2009)
  13. A Bad Moms Christmas
  14. Rise of the Guardians
  15. Jack Frost
  16. A Christmas Prince (add the sequels to the day, the new one is coming soon)
  17. Every Harry Potter (besides the magic, there is a big focus on Christmas in each movie)
  18. Santa Clause
  19. Klaus
  20. Christmas with the Kranks
  21. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  22. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  23. The Christmas Chronicles
  24. The Princess Switch
  25. Die Hard
  26. Serendipity
  27. Lily & Dash (This is an eight-part series on Netflix so you can mark off 8 days or binge in 1)
  28. Holidate
  29. Operation Christmas Drop
  30. The Night Before
  31. The Princess Switch: Switched Again
  32. Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
  33. The Christmas Chronicles 2
  34. The Holiday Calendar
  35. Holiday Home Makeover with Mr Christmas (This is a series on Netflix)
  36. Noelle
  37. The Grinch (The animated version)
  38. Krampus (For the scary movies fans)
  39. Deck the Halls

There are so many amazing movies so let us know which is your favourite in the comment section or any we must watch but may have missed!

Sources: GTG
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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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