The Best Christmas Movies For Couples

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Do you also find that Christmas seems to come around quicker every year? It is like the older you get, the faster it appears. Now you are stuck with wondering what to get your boyfriend/girlfriend for Christmas? What to do for a Christmas date night? The list becomes endless.

Fortunately, there is one list that we can help you with. We have gone to the North Pole and back, to find the best Christmas movies for couples. Over the years, there have been so many choices, that the selection has become a tad overwhelming.

All you need to do is sit back and enjoy Christmas with your family and loved ones. Open presents, be happy and have fun. As for the movies that you pick, we can help with that and it can be our little secret. Your partner may just think you are the best movie picker of all time.

Best Christmas movies to watch together

1.The Family Man (2000)


The Family man may have come out in 2000 but it is one of the best Christmas movies for couples. It is romantic, cute, funny, and thought-provoking all at the same time. It is guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit.

It is also perfect for a date night, as it is sentimental and emotional. This makes it a great movie to snuggle up on the couch with, and talk about later. If you can predict the ending, make sure you don’t spoil it for your partner. That should be a rule for both of you, with all movies.

The movie is about Jack who works on Wall Street and runs a huge company. His main focus in life is working hard and chasing his financial dreams. He even holds a meeting on Christmas eve. His ex-girlfriend named Kate calls him after years, but he misses the call and doesn’t think twice about it.

On this particular Christmas eve, he walks into a normal-looking convenience store. He meets a man who has won the lottery, but the clerk does not believe him. The man then proceeds to pull out a gun. Jack decides he will buy the ticket off him, to prevent any violence. The man asks Jack if he has everything he needs in life and explains that every action has a consequence.

Jack wakes up on Christmas morning and his entire life is different. He is living with his former girlfriend Kate and they are married with two children. He attempts to go back to his life at the office but everything is different. No one even recognizes him. It is revealed that the man from the convenience store is a guardian angel who has been sent to teach Jack a lesson.

In Jack’s alternative life, everything is different for him. He has a loving family, beautiful children and he works as a non-profit lawyer. He does not chase money and instead makes his priority family, love, and helping others.

Jack comes to some harsh realizations about love, choices, and the meaning of life. The movie is filled with twists and turns. This is just the crux of the movie and you two Christmas love birds will just have to watch the rest to find out what happens.

“I know we could both go on with our separate lives and we’d be just fine, but I’ve seen what we can be together, and I choose us.” – Jack Campbell

2. Home Alone (1990)

Yes, this movie came out in 1990, which may be a bit old for some, but it’s a real keeper. This one makes the list because it is an ultimate classic and everything that a Christmas movie should be.

It is a family movie that can be watched as a couple, but also with your little sister in the room too. One of the best aspects about this movie is that if you love it, there are more follow-up movies to watch in the franchise.

It encompasses all the main principles of Christmas, such as giving, family, love, and much more. This is a great choice for couples on Christmas to watch, even just the storyline should get you excited.

The movie is about Kevin who is only eight years old. It is Christmas time and a really big and exciting family trip to Paris is planned. However, the night before the family is meant to leave, Kevin starts to act a bit like a brat. Due to his unwanted behavior, his mother insists that he sleeps in the attic that night.

What ends up happening is that the family somehow manages to leave without him. He wakes up the next morning and thinks his wishes of being all alone have come true. He gets excited about having the entire house to himself. After having some fun around the house, eating pizza, and jumping on the beds, things take a turn for the worst.

Two burglars come and try to rob his house on Christmas Eve. As a creative eight-year-old boy, he needs to come up with a plan quickly. He becomes extremely protective of his home and family. He creates very funny booby traps to try and stop the burglars and to get them caught.

“Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back.” – Kevin

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

When it comes to Christmas activities for couples, watching “The Nightmare Before Christmas” should be on your list. Even if you have seen this, you should watch it again with your partner. For its time, this was the most ground-breaking, stop-motion animation musical and dark fantasy visuals that stood to exist.

It is the ideal movie to watch together, as it encompasses comedy, music, fantasy, gothic, animation, and much more. If any of you struggle to sit through an entire movie without falling asleep, then this is a winner. The run time is only one hour and 15 minutes, all of which are very entertaining. You can’t fall asleep if you’re busy singing along!

The story is about Jack Skellington, who is the King of Halloween Town. One day he discovers Christmas Town and makes it his primary purpose to celebrate it. It makes a huge difference from his usual routine of frightening people. Christmas Town is filled with bright colors, happiness, warmth, and love.

He takes it upon himself to kidnap Santa Claus, but of course, things go horribly wrong for him. The movie is filled with tons of fun characters; every single one is entertaining, fascinating, and unique.

It may be called “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, but you can be assured that both of you will sleep well that night. It is a real treat, one that makes watching Christmas movies for couples’ fun.

“For it is plain as anyone can see, we’re simply meant to be.” – Jack and Sally

4. The Polar Express (2004)

From initial appearances, this movie may seem to be for children, but it is actually for everyone. It is one of the best feel-good Christmas movies that exist.

This is a computer-animated Christmas musical adventure that will take you back to your childhood. It is based on a 1985 children’s book with the same name. The book was written by Chris Van Allsburg, so if you love the movie, you may want to read the book as well.

Be sure to have your blankets, pillows, treats, beverages, and everything else at arm’s length, because you are not going to want to get up while watching this.

The story is about a boy who is doubting his views on Santa Claus really existing. During the night he becomes aware of a steam locomotive train on the street while he is in bed.
The train is called The Polar Express and is heading on its way to the North Pole. Obviously, at the North Pole, they will be meeting Santa Claus.

The journey taken is emotional, psychological, and of course physical. Does he end up believing in Santa Claus again? You will have to watch the movie to find out. The characters that you meet will make you smile, and remind you of your childhood. This is a very nostalgic movie that will bring back the magic of Christmas, no matter how old or young you are.

“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” – Conductor

5. Love Actually (2003)

Love Actually is one of the best movies for couples on Christmas. It is a must-see Christmas-themed, romantic comedy.
This film has a big and impressive cast, which adds to making it even more enjoyable to watch. Between you and your significant other, one of you will find at least one actor or actress attractive – that is a guarantee.

The movie itself deals with eight different couples and how each one attempts to navigate their relationships. There is a massive Christmas theme throughout the movie, with every single couple. While each couple’s story is unique, they are also connected to each other in some way.
There are tons of plots in this and each of the main couples has really interesting stories. The main theme is love, and there are so many interconnections between the Love Actually characters, that you could create a flow chart.

This is a cool movie to watch as a couple, as you can spend time talking about each of the relationships afterward. You could chat about your favorite couple and why you liked them.

“When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge—they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love, actually, is all around.” — Prime Minister

6. The Spirit of Christmas (2015)

Just the name of this movie says it all, and it truly does bring the spirit of Christmas into your home. This is a big winner if you are looking for one of the best Christmas movies that have been made. It is a romantic drama that offers a fantastic level of mystery and intrigue that many Christmas movies don’t.

The chemistry between the main characters is on fire. It is a magical, mysterious movie that also includes some historical romance. We can guarantee you that this is not just another “cheesy Christmas movie” and that is why it needs to go on the list. It is genuinely one of the coolest Christmas films out there, but don’t just take our word for it, watch it and see.

The movie is about a young lawyer named Kate. She has been given only three weeks to get a very old “bed and breakfast” appraised and sold. There are all sorts of claims of spirits living there, and no one wants to help her. Her dilemma is that her promotion is dependent on her doing well in this job.

She decides to go for it and takes on the job. She meets Daniel who is a spirit that takes the form of a human every year 12 days before Christmas (and he just happens to be extremely handsome!). He passed on over 95 years ago but he is completely unable to move on, as his death is a complete and utter mystery to him.

He needs to uncover the mystery and Kate is only too willing to help. Together they embark on a magical Christmas journey of discovery. Do they fall in love at the end? Can they be together in real life? How did Daniel die and did they solve the mystery? You will need to watch the movie to find out!

7. The Princess Switch (2018)

If you are looking for a refreshing and genuine Christmas love story, then “The Princess Switch” is it. Don’t be fooled, upon first glance it may appear to be another common Christmas fairy-tale with a predictable ending. This is not the case at all. This movie is super romantic and has it all. You will be laughing, crying, wondering, and even second-guessing everything.

Ladies, you may need to bribe your boyfriend to watch it, but once he does, he won’t be sorry. If you have to deal with him complaining or mocking it or anything like that, just leave him to do it for a while. He will soon see that this is a great movie for all genders and a cute watch for couples. There are many lessons and teachings in the movie such as “love conquers all”.

Without giving too much away, the story starts one week before Christmas. A duchess happens to cross paths suddenly with a woman that looks exactly like her.
They decide to switch lives and see what happens. They both end up falling in love, in unexpected places, with totally unexpected people.

“I’m supposed to marry Prince Edward on New Year’s Day. I hate being in the spotlight. I want to get to know what it’s like to be a normal girl. I want to switch places with you.” – Lady Margaret Delacourt

These are just some of the best Christmas movies out there. We tried to give you a mix of everything, to ensure that you have a truly romantic and fun Christmas. Regardless of who you are, where you are in the world, remember that love really does conquer all.

These movies should help to transport you into alternative worlds, and get you into the holiday spirit. We hope that you enjoy these Christmas movies and no matter how old or young you are, everybody deserves to experience the magic of Christmas.
Lauren Gerber

Lauren Gerber

Lauren Gerber has been "in love" with love for as long as she can remember. She holds a Psychology degree and she has worked for some major international companies. She loves to write about love, dating, relationships, hook-ups, and providing solid relationship advice. In her spare time, she can be found watching all the love and dating shows.

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