Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year for most people. And for hopeless romantics, it becomes even more magical—what, with the breeze, the music, the smiles, the atmosphere! There’s no snow in our corner of the world but that doesn’t mean we cannot immerse in this enchanting season. Get your marshmallow-topped hot choco and put on your coziest ugly sweaters as we’re listing down our favorite romantic holiday movies that you don’t have to wait for Yuletide to fall in love with.
Dumped and depressed, English rose, Iris, (Kate Winslet) agrees to swap homes with similarly unlucky in love California girl boss, Amanda (Cameron Diaz), for a much-needed break. Soon, both women find romance in the arms of local lads. Now that’s a holiday!
Newly added! Netflix Christmas romantic comedy, Love Hard follows Natalie (Nina Dobrev), single woman who works as a writer and pens down her disastrous dating life. After meeting her seemingly perfect match on a dating app, she flies 3,000 miles from LA to Lake Placid to surprise him for Christmas only to be surprised herself.
Starring Emilia Clark and Henry Golding, this recently released holiday film follows Kate, a frustrated Londoner who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop whose life takes turn upon meeting Tom, a handsome charmer who seems too good to be true.
This A-lister packed movie follows nine intertwined stories that look into the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love.
Here’s for a more laugh-out-loud experience. Unmarried couple Brad (Vince Vaughn) and Kate (Reese Witherspoon) are left to spend Christmas Day trudging around to a quartet of family get-togethers after their plans for an exotic vacation fall apart. Along the way, they learn more about their families and ponder on their own relationship.
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Playboy Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey) gets a few blasts from his scorned past when he receives a visit from the spirits of his jilted lovers, who take him on an odyssey through his many failed relationships.
While You Were Sleeping
Lonely transit worker Lucy Eleanor Moderatz (Sandra Bullock) pulls her longtime crush, Peter (Peter Gallagher), from the path of an oncoming train. He ends up in a comma and, at the hospital, Lucy finds herself pretending to be his fiancée. She finds herself in hot water when she falls in love with Peter’s brother, Jack (Bill Pullman).
New Year’s Eve
Here’s another one for you if you love a pack of celebs. The intertwining stories promise love, hope, forgiveness, second chances, and more for a number of New Yorkers on the celebrated night.
The Bishop’s Wife
Dejected by his efforts to raise money to build a cathedral, Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) beseeches heaven for guidance, and is visited immediately by Dudley (Cary Grant), who claims to be an angel. But is it a Christmas miracle, though?
There are a plethora of movies in this genre, here’s more you can binge on:
- A Christmas Prince
- A Very Merry Mix-Up
- Christmas in Connecticut
- Christmas in the Smokies
- Holiday Affair
- Holiday in the Wild
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- Just Friends
- Let It Snow
- Meet Me in St. Louis
- The Knight Before Christmas
- The Last Holiday
- The Princess Switch
- The Trouble With Mistletoe
- When Harry Met Sally
- Why Him?
- 12 Dates of Christmas