TV and Movies·Posted on Dec 25, 202219 Of The Best Rom-Com Christmas FilmsIt's all about jingle bells and cheese.by Juliette PerksBuzzFeed ContributorLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail That wonderful time of year has come, folks. ... There's a layer of frost on the ground (or snow if you're lucky), the Christmas lights are twinkling, and the Christmas films are ready and waiting on your TV. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via media.giphy.com Saddle up and get ultra cozy because there's plenty of holiday rom-coms to keep building up your Christmas spirit! Here's 19 of my favorites to get you started... 1. The Holiday (2006) View this video on YouTube Universal Pictures / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack BlackThe Holiday is an all-time Christmas classic and favorite of mine! Two heartbroken women from opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean (California and England) decide to swap homes and lives to escape heartbreak during the holiday season. But what happens when you're not looking for love? It finds you! 2. The Noel Diary (2022) View this video on YouTube Johnson Production Group / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Justin Hartley, Barrett Doss, Bonnie Bedelia, Essence Atkins, and James RemarOne of the newer entries on the list, The Noel Diary sees the story of popular author, Jake, as he returns home on Christmas to settle his estranged mother's estate. After discovering a diary that may hold secrets to his own past, he meets a mysterious woman who's in search of her birth mother. The two team up to explore their pasts whilst seemingly paving out a new future. 3. Holidate (2020) View this video on YouTube Wonderland Sound and Vision / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Emma Roberts and Luke BraceyWho doesn't love watching a pretend couple fall in love with each other? After a chance meeting and fed up with being single, two strangers agree to be each other's platonic plus-ones for all the holidays throughout the year. You know what happens next! 4. About a Boy (2002) View this video on YouTube youtube.com / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, and Rachel WeiszAbout a Boy is an adaptation of a novel of the same name, and follows Will, a carefree man free of responsibilities who, though childless, joins a single parents network in the hopes of meeting single women. After a turn of events, he ends up looking after a young boy, who teaches him how to act like a real adult.Watch for the "Killing Me Softly" concert scene alone. ... It's a classic! 5. Last Christmas (2019) View this video on YouTube Perfect World Pictures / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Emilia Clarke and Henry GoldingLast Christmas brings you Kate, a young woman who is always making bad decisions! Though wanting to be a singer, she finds herself working as an elf in a year-round Christmas store. But her life takes an unexpected turn when she meets Tom. Is it too good to be true? 6. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) View this video on YouTube Miramax Films / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh GrantI mean, Bridget Jones's Diary really needs no introduction. A timeless Christmas classic based on the book of the same name, Bridget Jones is a 32-year-old British single woman who uses her diary to focus on her life's wishes. After being hopelessly single, she finds herself in a situation where two men are fighting for her affections. It's every girls dream, right?! 7. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) View this video on YouTube New Line Cinema / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Lacey Chabert, Emma Stone, and Michael DouglasAny film that has Matthew McConaughey in it, sign me up, especially if it's a cheesy rom-com! Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is loosely based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, and sees a serial womanizer haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends while attending his brother's wedding. 8. Four Christmases (2008) View this video on YouTube New Line Cinema / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Reese Witherspoon and Vince VaughnFour Christmases tells the story of Kate and Brad, a couple who both come from dysfunctional families with divorced parents and obnoxious siblings with out-of-control kids. Adverse to marriage and having kids of their own, each year they find themselves avoiding their families at Christmas by traveling abroad or pretending to do charity work. That is until they must travel to four Christmas parties to visit all four of their divorced parents after their vacation plans get canceled due to a dense fog. 9. Holiday Affair (1949) View this video on YouTube RKO Radio Pictures / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Janet Leigh, Robert Mitchum, and Wendell CoreyBased on the story Christmas Gift by John D. Weaver, Holiday Affair sees a young widow torn between a boring attorney and a romantic but irresponsible man. Will love be in the cards for anyone? 10. Love Hard (2021) View this video on YouTube Wonderland Sound and Vision / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang, and Darren BarnetNatalie is an unlucky in love LA girl who falls for an East Coast guy on a dating app. Deciding to surprise him for the holidays, she only ends up finding that she's been catfished. Love Hard shows the trials and tribulations of wanting and finding love! 11. The Perfect Holiday (2007) View this video on YouTube True North Productions / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah, Charlie Murphy, and Terrence HowardIn The Perfect Holiday, an aspiring songwriter, Benjamin, tries to break into the music business by giving a copy of his Christmas album to a rap artist named J-Jizzy. On the other side, the young daughter of a divorced mother turns to a department store Santa and wishes him to find a new husband for her mother. 12. The Family Stone (2005) View this video on YouTube Fox 2000 Pictures / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Craig T. Nelson, and Luke WilsonThe Family Stone dishes up a powerhouse cast with one simple story line: What happens when a boyfriend brings his uptight and conservative businesswoman girlfriend to his eccentric family's annual Christmas celebration? Let the free spirits fly! 13. Love Actually (2003) View this video on YouTube StudioCanal / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Bill Nighy, Gregor Fisher, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Martin Freeman, Joanna Page, Liam Neeson, and Thomas Brodie-SangsterLove Actually boasts one of the most incredible castings to this date for a seasonal rom-com, and look, I am not saying this film aged well, and we all know there is plenty wrong with it, so don't judge me...because I cannot help liking it for all of the good parts it offers. Think of rock 'n' roll legend Billy Mack (Nighy), Hugh Grant dancing around as Prime Minister, Emma Thompson's utter heartbreak that we CANNOT bear to watch every single year...I honestly wish this film did things differently when you reflect on the distasteful parts because it has so much good stuff to offer. Sorry, I still like it! 14. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) View this video on YouTube Liberty Films / Via youtube.com Starring roles: James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Henry TraversYou all must have known that this one was coming? In true black and white classic fashion, It's a Wonderful Life is a special and meaningful watch in which a heavenly angel is sent to help a man who has given up on his dreams, by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. I'm not crying, you are. 15. Last Holiday (2006) View this video on YouTube ImageMovers / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito, and Alicia WittLoosely based on the 1950 British film of the same name, Queen Latifah stars as a humble department store assistant who is told she only has a few weeks left to live. With that, she decides to sell all her possessions and live it up at a posh Central European hotel. 16. Single All the Way (2021) View this video on YouTube Muse Entertainment / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Najimy, and Jennifer Robertson. We're back at it with the pretend relationships in Single All the Way. Meet Peter, a man desperate to avoid his family's judgment for another holiday, who convinces his best friend, Nick, to join him for the holidays and act as his partner. Oh, I wonder what happens next... 17. The Best Man Holiday (2013) View this video on YouTube Blackmaled Productions / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, and Harold PerrineauThe Best Man Holiday is a sequel to The Best Man (1999) and sees college friends reunite over the Christmas holidays after 15 years. The result? long-forgotten rivalries, and romances are reignited. 18. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) View this video on YouTube Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, and Marjorie MainYour classical Christmas musical film, Meet Me In St. Louis offers up a year in the life of the Smith family in St. Louis leading up to the opening of the World's Fair in the spring of 1904. Have yourself a merry little Christmas with this one... 19. Falling for Christmas (2022) View this video on YouTube Motion Picture Corporation of America / Via youtube.com Starring roles: Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet, and George YoungLindsay Lohan is back, guys!! Falling for Christmas is the star's first major production in what feels like an age! Lindsay's return finds her in a naturally cliche and formulaic film, but if you can't enjoy one of those at Christmastime, then when can you?! In this addition to the Christmas watches, a young and newly engaged heiress experiences a skiing accident leaving her with amnesia. Soon after, she finds herself in the care of a conveniently handsome lodge owner and his daughter. Time for "unexpected" romance, guys... Happy holidays, all! What will you be watching this Christmas?