10 Christmas Movies It’s Definitely Not Too Early to Start Watching

Jim Carrey and Taylor Momsen in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

It is around this time of year that you find people split into two categories. On one hand, you have cheerful Christmas lovers, who are ready to throw themselves whole-heartedly into the festive spirit. On the other hand, you have those who will not tolerate a film like Elf or a tune like “Last Christmas” until at least mid-December.

Luckily, we have found a selection of flicks that will satisfy both audiences. Here are 10 Christmas movies that there’s no shame in delving into even before Christmas eve.


This festive comedy horror is great fun. The gremlins are so cute that we’re ready for them by October.

The Holiday

There’s never a bad time to watch Jude Law and Cameron Diaz hit it off in the lovely English countryside.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Ok, this one is pretty Christmasy, but if you are one of those people that are moaning about shops already playing Christmas bangers, this film is suited to you anyway.

It’s A Wonderful Life

You don’t have to wait until Christmas to have a good cry.

Die Hard

If you are skeptical that Die Hard is a Christmas movie, challenge us in the comments section below.

Batman Returns

Again, we insist that this is a Christmas movie. But it’s Batman, so you can watch it whenever the hell you want.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

It’s justifiable watching this anytime after Halloween and anytime up until New Year’s Eve.

Black Christmas

It has the word Christmas in the title, so it can go on this list. Still, if you’re looking for an upbeat festive film rather than a genuinely terrifying horror, don’t watch this movie!

Home Alone

There’s never a bad time to indulge your inner child and embrace this classic and hilarious comedy.

Love Actually

And finally, one of the most timeless romantic comedies of all time, Love Actually. Be it Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall, there is no shame in watching this classic any day of the year.