12 of the best Christmas movies you need to watch

Happy November! This year has passed by with an alarming speed. And now it’s almost time for the Festive Season with all the craziness that it brings. I know, if you are anything like my husband, you might think I’m crazy because it’s only the beginning of November. But let me inform you Grinches, I have been listening to Christmas Music from the beginning of October! So this list comes as no surprise to those who know me.

Staying in for a movie night during the holiday season is one of our traditions, which I forced my husband into. Haha! And along with Christmas movies and Christmas songs, what better way to feel festive?

So whether you’re having a family movie night, an at-home-date-night, or just feeling festive, watching Christmas movies is a fun and affordable way to get everyone in a holiday-festive mood!


Here are some of our favourites:

  • The Nightmare before Christmas
  • The Polar Express
  • Elf
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Home Alone 1 & 2
  • Four Christmases
  • Christmas with The Kranks
  • The Santa Clause 1, 2 & 3
  • The Family Stone
  • Love actually
  • Love the Coopers
  • Deck The Halls


Hopefully, this list of our best Christmas movies provides you with enough choices to create a Movie Night Tradition just like ours.

As a bonus, here are some movies you might like which didn’t reach our list of favourites.

  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Christmas Vacation
  • Jack Frost
  • The Year Without a Santa Claus
  • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • I’ll be home for Christmas
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Jingle All The Way

And if this list is still not enough, I’m sure Netflix will have a couple (a million) of Christmas Movies to watch. ♥



12 Christmas Movies you have to watch


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My January Favourites


Happy Monday! I can’t believe we are going into the third week of January already. I hope you have been enjoying this heatwave we have been experiencing here in Gauteng. Nothing like the weather our friends over in the UK have had for the last month or so.

I thought I might share with you all my favourite things for the month of January.

Weekend Destination: Hennops Hiking Trail and Picnic

With the extremely nice weather we’ve been having this summer, we decided to pack a few things and opted for a day out somewhere to braai and swim. It’s not even a 25-minute drive from our home in Centurion. With a beautiful hiking trail, loads of areas for a picnic or braai and 2 swimming pools. It was a great choice.


Style: Speaking of said heatwave, I got all my dresses out from the back of my closet. I love me some lightweight, comfy and flowy maxi dresses. The right fit will look gorgeous and flattering on almost all women, any shape and size. Pulling a dress over your head is so easy, making the only thing you need to worry about, your makeup melting off your face. Haha!

Here are 2 maxi dresses that I’m in love with at the moment.

This one is from Spree and won’t hurt your budget either, at only R340! Click here to go shop this dress.

The second dress I love is from Superbalist. I like how it looks super comfy. This one will also not take a bite out of your budget at only R449. Click here to shop this dress.  

Both these dresses will look great with some metallic jewellery and a wide-brimmed hat. Making them perfect for the Summer. I have shopped at both online stores that I mentioned and can honestly recommend them both.


Movie: Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle.

I’ve recommended this movie to all my friends already. I can’t remember the last time we laughed from almost the very beginning till the end of a movie. This is hilarious. And as a bonus, it has Jack Black in it too. And who doesn’t love Jack Black! I liked the original Jumanji from 1995 too and this might be my favourite movie this year. That’s saying a lot, as we are still in January. Why are you still reading this? Go book your tickets online NOW to watch it in 3D!!!



Instagram Account to follow: Braeden Mckay

If you love beautiful travel photos, then give his account a follow. He is based in Canada and loves travelling. You won’t believe how young he still is, which amazes me with the amount of talent he has regarding photography! I’m looking forward to seeing where his talent takes him in the future.




Read: Dead Gods: The 27 Club

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen that I’m currently reading this beaut. I’m a huge lover of music and got this book from the hubster for Christmas. And I can’t put it down. As the title states, it’s all about the famous legends that died at the age of 27. And all the music, sex, drugs and scandals that went along with it. I won’t get into it too much here, as I would love to do a full book review post on this book, as I feel it deserves a lot more than a measly mention in my favourites post.

Drink: At the moment my favourite drink is coffee. In my favourite unicorn mug. One teaspoon decaff, no sugar with skim milk. No fancy cocktails or beers this month as I just came off a week of treatment and am taking things slow.


TV Show: Stranger Things.

If you don’t know what Stranger Things are, then I only have one question for you… Have you been living under a rock?? This show captivated me since the very first episode! And I’m not sure if it is the set design, the music, the storyline or actors, but this show is currently my number one series of all time! Kicking Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead from their first place on my list. And that’s saying a lot! I’m currently taking my time to watch season 2 on Netflix as Millie Bobby Brown said on her Instagram that they haven’t started filming on season 3 yet.




Designer Dupe: If splurging is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, then I have just the investment you have been looking for. This classic black shoe is from Gucci and will cost R4150. Investing in classic pieces that you can wear with everything is always a good idea and will last you a very long time. You can shop this patent leather Gucci sandals at The Changing Room online. They sell second-hand designer goods at a very good price.


If saving sounds more like your thing this year, then these designer dupes would be perfect. I know “trying” to save is definitely part of my goals this year. I say trying because it’s not always easy. You know a sale can distract a girl! But check out these black block heels from Spree for only R349.


This was just a few of my favourite things this month! As you can see I’m all about chilling this month and shopping online. I would love to hear what some of your favourites are in the comments below.