the 15 best christmas movies to get into the christmas spheres
YES, it’s almost time for the best time of the year. At Your Little Black Book we for sure can’t wait until it’s Christmas! We have been playing Christmas tunes all day at the office, are enjoying the illuminated canals intensely and exchanged all our tips for the best Christmas movies of all times. What is better than to snuggle up on the couch after Christmas breakfast or dinner and watch a movie with the entire family or your love? We have made a list with the best Christmas movies ever made to get you into the Christmas mood completely. Merry Christmas!
15 x christmas movies to watch during the holidays
Its a Wonderful Life: A real Christmas classic that you must have seen at least once in your life.
The Holiday: You’ve probably seen this movie a hundred times, but it’s just so fun and can not be missed on this list.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Maybe secretly our favourite Christmas movie. We used to be afraid of the Grinch, but the older we get, the more we can relate to him ;-)
Love Actually: Who doesn’t know this movie? The ultimate feel good movie, where you just don’t want it to end (and that’s why you just watch it over and over).
Home Alone: For many people the ultimate Christmas movie, and fortunately almost every year on TV with Christmas. In the film, Kevin is forgotten by his parents, he stays behind at home and he has to try to stop the burglars.
Miracle on 34th Street: Both the 1947 and 1994 films are highly recommended. Through this Christmas story you almost start to believe in Santa Claus again ;-)
Elf: In Elf Will Ferrell plays a man who is raised by elves. A hilarious film that can not be missing this Christmas if you ask us ;-)
The Santa Clause: When a man accidentally kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he must magically take his place. A mega entertaining film and another true Christmas classic.
A Christmas Carol: Actually, it doesn’t even matter which movie version you watch, with this classic Christmas story you come into the Christmas mood anyway. Tiny Tim helps with that for sure ;-)
The Polar Express: In this film a boy travels along with a mysterious train. He experiences an unforgettable adventure that will bring you completely into the Christmas spirit.
White Christmas: Another one that you must have seen once. In this film, two artists work together to become one of the most popular acts in show business.
The Family Stone: When a woman meets her in-laws at Christmas, everything goes wrong… A fun movie with lots of awkward situations and family problems, but in the end it gives you a real Christmas feeling.
A Christmas Story: Another classic in which a family must look for the true meaning of Christmas ;-) Perfect to watch with the whole family during the holidays!
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation: This movie is about the Griswold family who experience the most bizarre things during Christmas. A hilarious film that should not be missed this year either.
Bad Santa: Perhaps the best black comic Christmas film out there ;-) A few scammers dress up like Santa Claus and an elf to steal department stores, until they find out the true meaning of Christmas…
Time to crawl under a blanket on the couch with Christmas cookies and hot coco and enjoy these Christmas movies ;-) Have fun!
Are you more into series than movies? Then check out this list with our favourite (Netflix) series from this moment!
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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