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5 Best Christmas Movies for Adults

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and of course, movies. If you're looking for the best Christmas Movies for adults, look no further. Here are five best Christmas Movies for Adults that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Best Christmas Movies for Adults:

Christmas movies for adults are like a festive treat for the grown-ups who want a dash of holiday magic with a mature twist. They often revolve around themes like rediscovering love, family dynamics, or even some comedic chaos during the holiday season. Think heartwarming stories with a sprinkle of humor and maybe a touch of romance – perfect for a cozy night in with a hot cocoa for the grown-up elves!

Here are some top Christmas movie picks I adore:

A Bad Moms Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn (Actors)

A Bad Mom’s Christmas

Three over-stressed moms try their hardest to enjoy the holiday season while juggling Christmas shopping, cooking, and the entire craziness that comes with the festivities.

Their plans, however, come to a halt when their respective mothers show up unannounced. What could go wrong?

Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Diane Kruger, Benno Furmann (Actors)

Joyeux Noël

During the First World War, an unofficial Christmas truce brought together soldiers from France, Germany, and Scotland. Even though the agreement to cease fire and celebrate the holidays was short-lived, this movie turns into a heartwarming story of a temporary respite from battle.

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As the soldiers take a break to enjoy an evening in No Man's Land, they share stories of Christmas back home and get to know each other as what they ultimately are: human beings. Joyeux Nöel’s events were based on a true story but here’s a little warning: it might get you shedding a few tears.

The Ref
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey (Actors)

The Ref

The Ref follows the story of a cat burglar named Gus who ends up having to take a married couple hostage due to a series of unfortunate events.

To his dismay, the couple turns out to be a bit dysfunctional, and they can’t seem to let go of their marital troubles even in the mids of a kidnapping.

As time goes by, Gus winds up becoming the couple’s arbitrator, all while trying to escape the police and ahem, the couple’s troublesome extended family who are just about to arrive for Christmas.

It's A Wonderful Life
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore (Actors)

It’s a Wonderful Life

A true classic and one that needs to be on every adult’s Christmas repertoire! This film gets you reflecting on life, successes, failures, and pretty much everything in between, including the moments that make us keep going when things look bleak.

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James Stewart plays a modest banker whose suicide attempt on Christmas Eve gets overturned by an unexpected event that reminds him why life is worth living, after all.

The Holiday
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law (Actors)

The Holiday

In the mood for a cheesy Christmas rom-com? The Holiday is just what you’re looking for, especially if you’re currently feeling a little lost in life during this holiday season.

This movie tells the story of two women who decide to turn their lives upside down by completely changing their surroundings during the holiday season. Cameron Diaz movies to a tiny house in England while Kate Winslet goes for a new home in Los Angeles.

Think empowering moves, crazy travel stories, and Christmas romances to match the mood to get an idea of what this heartwarming Christmas movie is all about!

And that’s the list of just a few of my go-to Christmas movies for adults that I’ll be binging on this holiday season.

Even though these are just a few of my favorites, I’d love to know your go-to Christmas movies – not just the ones you’ve recently watched, but also the ones you religiously play every single year!

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