While we all love Kids Christmas Movies, sometimes you just want to watch Christmas movies for Adults, which are a bit more grown up. Here we run down some of the best films to watch over the holidays that offer a bit more drama, romance or comedy for adults.

Love Actually

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Probably the universally loved Christmas movie, as its interwoven plots lead up to Christmas Day. Heartwarming, Heartbreaking, Festive, Funny and Romantic – this is a must-watch every single year.
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The Family Stone

Best Christmas Movies for Adults - The Family Stone

I’m a sucker for this film, and I don’t quite know why. Watching the struggles of this upper-class New England family on the days leading to Christmas just gets me in the Spirit. It’s not a Christmas for the kiddos – the drama, arguments, and disasters are uniquely ‘adult problems’. However, it leaves me with the feeling of home, every single year. I really wish Diane Keaton was my mom.
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Almost Christmas

Best Christmas Movies for Adults - Almost Christmas

Danny Glover plays the patriarch of this ‘dysfunctional’ (who isn’t these days) family, trying to enjoy their first Christmas since his wife passed away. A Fairly cut-and-try ‘Dramedy’, but an excellent evening in for grown-ups looking to enjoy something with a festive spirit and heartwarming message.
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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Best Christmas Movies for Adults - Christmas Vacation

Even though I have memories of watching ‘Christmas Vacation’ as a kid, now that I’m grown-up I realize that it’s definitely belongs in the ‘Christmas movies for adults’ category. There’s some pretty racy humour – but the nostalgia and slapstick comedy definitely outweighs any negative aspects of this classic Christmas comedy. Another yearly tradition around my house.
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Runners Up for Best Christmas movies for Adults

Not all Christmas movies for Adults can be instant classics, so maybe these don’t quite fall into the ‘Best’ category, but I know that these are some of my favourites, even if they’re not popular with everyone.

 

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Four Christmases
It’s a little goofy, and little formulaic, but Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon do their best in this silly comedy.
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Christmas with the Kranks
I do not know why this movie seems to get so much hate, because I watch it every year, and LOVE IT – so give it a try.
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This Christmas
Fairly typical ‘Christmas with the Family’ film, but worth the watch for an excellent soundtrack along with the not-cookie-cutter plot.
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Love The Coopers
I wanted to love this film – since it’s from the same team as ‘Family Stone’, but it just didn’t quite hit the same mark. Still, worth a watch.
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There are lots more films to watch than just these – best Classic Christmas Films list, and Best Christmas films for Kids, just to name a couple.

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