Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Christmas Movies

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I already talked about my favourite book settings & places I’d like to visit in the past, so I decided to do something more Chistmas-y. Here are the movies I love to watch over Christmas time!

Bad Santa

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It’s Mr. DZ’s favourite Christmas movie and we have to watch it every year. I watched it for the first time 5 years ago and thought I wouldn’t like it. But I enjoyed it & thought it was funny^^ We tried Bad Santa 2 as well, but both didn’t like it. It was a weak copy of the first – the problem so many second parts have.

Love Actually


I am SO in love with this movie! The airport scene always makes me cry and Bill Nighy always makes me laugh! Such a great concept with all those tiny stories that are connected in some ways. And not all of them have a happy ending. I feel like watching it every year during Christmas Time!



My parents loved this movie so we watched it every year. I used to be a bit scared of all those ghosts when I was little but I always loved the movie as well. And it always makes me cry in the end!

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

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If I had to pick my favourite Christmas comedy, this would be it! Never got tired of it, it was tradition to watch it at Christmas! I even watched it twice sometimes – once with my family and then again with my friends from high-school. Fun fun fun!

Home Alone

home alone

Another classic! Christmas-y, funny, heart-warming, lots of action. It is perfect! But I never liked the sequel. Or sequels? I don’t even remember whether there is more than 1!

Jingle All the Way


Eh! I actually haven’t seen this one in years but I remember that my brother and I loved it and watched it several times as well. I might not like it so much anymore if I’d try it nowadays. But it still gives me nice Christmas memories when I look back!

Die Hard


Of course it is a Christmas movie! And it has Alan Rickman ❀

Drei Haselnuesse fuer Aschenbroedel


If you are German, you will know that this will run on every channel, non-stop until Christmas πŸ˜€ It’s a Czech/East-German adaptation of the story of Cinderella from 1973 and it’s so cheesy and pretty & magical and has the BEST music. Also, the costumes are very classy. We love it!

Rise of the Guardians


This is one of my favourite animated movies and it should be much more popular. It features Santa Claus, The Sandman, The Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost and Hugh Jackman voices the Easter bunny!! Very cute & funny and touching! Watch it πŸ˜€



‘Sissi!’ – ‘Franz!’

And again.. if you are German you CAN’T get around this movie trilogy. It is an Austrian production from 1955 featuring the wonderful Romy Schneider. She plays the role of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and shows her growing up and becoming a strong leader of her country.

It is so super cheesy and dramatic and just GORGEOUS! I watched it with my mom every year. My dad and brother hated it πŸ˜€


  1. Love Actually is so fun πŸ™‚ Home Alone is something I have to watch every year (though I admit to liking the second one set in New York too πŸ˜‰ ) And Die Hard is *classic* for this time of year πŸ˜€ Gotta admit, not being German, I’ve never heard of Drei Haselnuesse fuer Aschenbroedel- but I have this problem where I kinda have to watch every Cinderella movie… basically this has made me really curious to see if I can get a subtitled version! (probably a bit weird, but whatever πŸ˜‰ )

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  2. Ugh I hate Home Alone haha. πŸ˜€ But The Rise of the Guardians is so great and we watched Sissi every year as well when they showed it on the tv. They don’t show it as often these days though which is a shame.

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  3. Wonderful list! I love Love, Actually and Jingle All the Way, even though I know technically that they’re both awful XD Both Sissi and Drei Haselnuesse fuer Aschenbroedel sound really amazing, I’ll definitely have to see if there are any copies with subtitles available.
    My TTT this week.

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  4. I want to see Rise of the Guardians, but haven’t managed to do that yet. Soon, I hope.

    My Christmas favorites are sometimes classic, and sometimes a bit odd. I like traditional cartoons (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas) and MST3K & RiffTrax comedy riffs on some pretty bad Christmas movies (Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, etc).

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    1. I forgot to mention any cartoons! But I love the Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck Christmas clips and ‘Anastasia’ is a must-see during Christmas time πŸ™‚

      Lol, I haven’t heard about those comedy versions yet, gotta check them out πŸ˜€


  5. I do LOVE Christmas Vacation, especially now that I am slowly morphing into Clark Griswold. Bad Santa came out when I was in college, and I liked it then. But these days I have too much Christmas spirit to enjoy it, I guess. πŸ™‚

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