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Top 6 Must-see Movies for Christmas

Top 6 Must-see Movies for Christmas

Watching movies is a tradition for many of us at Christmas time, so we have put together a list of our top 6 festive flicks to inspire you this year, no matter how old you are. We’ve even included a list of snacks to enjoy, as seen in each movie.

Grab your favourite snacks from Coles or order in Betty's Burgers, settle in and watch something new, or watch your all-time favourite again...and again!


Die Hard (1988)

This American action film is a Christmas gift that keeps on giving – it has five sequels! Set on Christmas Eve, it stars everyone’s favourite 80’s action hero, Bruce Willis, as an NYPD cop that almost single-handedly takes down a skyscraper full of villains. Yippee-ki-yay!

Fun fact:

Frank Sinatra was offered the starring role before Bruce Willis.

Top 6 Snacks:

  • Hershey chocolates
  • Mars Bars
  • Juicy Fruit gum
  • Potato chips
  • Chocolate milkshakes
  • Nachos

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone is the ultimate family Christmas movie – no wonder it was the most successful live-action comedy of all time for over 20 years. What could go wrong when an eight year old boy is accidentally left behind when his family goes to Paris on a Christmas vacation?!?

Fun fact:

The lead role of Kevin was written specifically for Macaulay Culkin.

Top 6 Snacks:

  • Popcorn
  • Ice cream sundaes
  • Pizza
  • Cookies
  • Apple slices
  • Kit Kats

Jack Frost (1997)

Content warning! If you are the type of person that gets a thrill out of being scared then this Christmas haunt is the one for you. A serial killer on death row turns into a mutant snowman in a freak accident in the town of Snowmonton – say no more!

Fun fact: This was Shannon Elizabeth's first acting role before American Pie (1999).

Top 6 Snacks

  • Marshmallows
  • Honeycomb
  • White chocolate
  • Carrot and dips
  • Oreos
  • Caramel slice

Bad Santa (2003)

A very naughty Santa and his elf helper get up to no good in this dark comedy starring Billy Bob Thornton. The two down and out protagonists are transformed by their friendship with a small boy...and a whole lot of Christmas clichés. Best suited for big kids rather than little ones.

Fun fact:

Actos Jack Nicholson and Bill Murray were also interested in the lead role.

Top 6 Snacks:

  • Walnuts
  • Ginger ale
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Honeycomb
  • Candy canes
  • Caramel popcorn

Elf (2003)

This Christmas comedy follows a human, Buddy, who was adopted and raised by Santa's elves. Buddy, played by the hilarious Will Ferrell, goes on a quest to find his biological father and heads to New York City. A great one for the whole family.

Fun fact: After release, the movie grossed $220 million worldwide.

Top 6 Snacks:

  • Corn chips
  • Pretzels
  • Apples
  • Chocolate buttons
  • Nuts
  • Maltesers

Love Actually (2003)

Is it even Christmas if you don’t watch Love Actually? Follow eight very different couples as they navigate their way through love in the lead up to Christmas – the ultimate rom-com.

Top 6 Snacks:

  • Cheese and crackers
  • Bliss balls
  • Dairy Milk caramel
  • Salt and vinegar chips
  • Jelly babies
  • Peanut M&M’s

Check out your favourite online streaming services to watch these great movies this Christmas!