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Top 5 On-Screen Christmas Romances



Christmas time has a way of making us all come over a bit romantic! If you’re coupled up it’s all about atmospheric walks in the snow and sipping hot chocolates on the couch after you’ve decorated the tree. If you’re single, you’re hoping and praying that the gorgeous stranger on the other side of the bar will suddenly notice you and realise that you’re exactly what they wanted for Christmas… ‘tis the season after all. To get you into the festive mood, we’ve collected our favourite on-screen Christmas romance moments.


1. Elf

This one is right at the top of our Christmas movie list. Nothing gets you feeling more festive than watching the story of Buddy the elf, who makes his way from the North Pole (through the sea of swirly, twirly gum drops) to NYC to find his birth Father. Whilst being mistaken for an employee at Gimbels toy store, fate brings Buddy and ‘fellow elf’ Jovie together and they later fall in love. You’d have to be a right cotton headed ninny muggins to not love this film!


2. Edward Scissorhands

A classic tearjerker from Tim Burton, the main storyline of Edward Scissorhands is set around the opening scene, a grandmother explaining to her grandchild why it always snows at Christmas time. The story unravels in a scene where Edward is seen sculpting ice for the girl he loves, producing a shower of snow over the town, in which she dances. We learn at the end that he’s continued to make snow for her every year despite being separated from each other for years. Pass us the tissues please…


3. Love Actually

So it’s one thing to have an innocent crush on a friends other half – but just make sure you don’t agree to film their wedding and then take all sorts of awkwardly beautiful close ups of their partner and just a few out of focus shots of them, it sets off alarm bells. However, it did make way for the most adorable movie scene ever in Love Actually, when Mark turns up at Juliet’s door to explain why he’s been acting strangely around her. Is it too much to ask that someone tells us we’re perfect via secret cue cards this Christmas?


4. Bridget Jones’s Diary

Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy also make it onto this list – when Bridget’s finally realised that Daniel Cleaver is the WORST and eventually ends up with the man of her dreams we can’t help but smile (particularly because to do so she ran through the streets of London accidentally flashing her knickers to catch him..) Any girl that runs through the streets in the snow wearing a dressing gown and slippers in the name of true love is alright in our book!


5. The Holiday

After swapping homes across the globe over the festive period to get away from the men who have wronged them, Amanda and Iris learn that a change of address really can change your life. Our favourite storyline from the movie is the romance that blossoms between Amanda and Graham (Iris’ brother), who teach us that love really can be found in the most surreal circumstances.