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Top 10 Best Christmas Romantic Comedies in 2020 (Rob Reiner, Richard Curtis, and More)

The holidays are coming up! It's time to get ready for some time off and to spend more time inside the house cuddled with a blanket. Watching Christmas movies is always a great idea for these occasions, and well, sometimes you want to add a little romance to it. 


Romantic comedies are great for those times when you're looking for light feel-good entertainment. In that spirit, we created a buying guide to help you choose a great flick, and a list of the 10 best funny romantic movies to watch this holiday season. Love Actually made first place because of its smart script, touching performances, and its stellar cast. Keep reading to learn about the other nine great romcoms to watch this winter. 

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Top 10 Best Christmas Romantic Comedies

If you're ready to curate the line up for your holiday romcom extravaganza, we are too. Here are our top 10 romantic films to watch during the jolliest time of year. They are arranged by style, type of audience, and more!

1

Richard CurtisLove Actually

$13.99

Length2 hrs. 15 mins.
Year of release2003
MPAA ratingR
2

Sharon MaguireBridget Jones's Diary

$9.99

Length1 hr. 38 mins.
Year of release2001
MPAA ratingR
3

Rob ReinerWhen Harry Met Sally

$6.99

Length1 h. 35 mins.
Year of release1989
MPAA ratingR
4
Length1 h. 36 mins.
Year of release2003
MPAA ratingPG
5

Fred Olen RayA Christmas Prince

$9.99

Length1 h. 27 mins.
Year of release2015
MPAA ratingPG
6

Nancy MeyersThe Holiday

$12.99

Length2 h. 12 mins.
Year of release2006
MPAA ratingPG-13
7

Paul FeigLast Christmas

$14.99

Length1 h. 42 mins.
Year of release2019
MPAA ratingPG-13
8

Frank CapraIt's a Wonderful Life

$14.99

Length2 hrs. 9 mins.
Year of release1946
MPAA ratingPG-13
9

Vincente MinnelliMeet Me in St. Louis

$9.99

Length1 h. 52 mins.
Year of release1945
MPAA ratingG (not rated)
10

Eric CloseA Christmas Love Story

$9.99

Length1 h. 14 mins.
Year of release2019
MPAA ratingG (not rated)

Compare the Best Christmas Romantic Comedies

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1
Richard Curtis Love Actually 1

Richard Curtis

2
Sharon Maguire Bridget Jones's Diary 1

Sharon Maguire

3
Rob Reiner When Harry Met Sally 1

Rob Reiner

4
Jon Favreau Elf 1

Jon Favreau

5
Fred Olen Ray A Christmas Prince 1

Fred Olen Ray

6
Nancy Meyers The Holiday 1

Nancy Meyers

7
Paul Feig Last Christmas 1

Paul Feig

8
Frank Capra It's a Wonderful Life 1

Frank Capra

9
Vincente Minnelli Meet Me in St. Louis 1

Vincente Minnelli

10
Eric Close A Christmas Love Story 1

Eric Close

Name

Love Actually

Bridget Jones's Diary

When Harry Met Sally

Elf

A Christmas Prince

The Holiday

Last Christmas

It's a Wonderful Life

Meet Me in St. Louis

A Christmas Love Story

Features

A Romantic Comedy for Everyone

A Movie About Our Favorite Single Woman

The Queen of Romantic Comedies

A Romantic Movie for the Family

A Modern Christmas Fairy Tale

A Movie to Watch With Friends

A Great Holiday Movie for Girls' Night

A Romantic Movie With the Quality You Expect from a Classic

A Musical to Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

A Hallmark Musical from Contemporary Times

Price$13.99$9.99$6.99$14.99$9.99$12.99$14.99$14.99$9.99$9.99
Length2 hrs. 15 mins.1 hr. 38 mins.1 h. 35 mins.1 h. 36 mins.1 h. 27 mins.2 h. 12 mins.1 h. 42 mins.2 hrs. 9 mins.1 h. 52 mins.1 h. 14 mins.
Year of release2003200119892003201520062019194619452019
MPAA ratingRRRPGPGPG-13PG-13PG-13G (not rated)G (not rated)
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How to Choose a Christmas Romantic Comedy - Buying Guide

Romantic comedies may not be exactly the critics’ pick but they are indeed a great way to spend some leisure time and to give our minds a break. When you select your film make sure that you consider who is watching, what the situation is, and your favorite style.

Choose a Movie Depending on the Occasion

Every day of the holiday season is good for sitting at home and watch a romcom while you enjoy some eggnog and holiday treats. However, if you have a special occasion you can choose a movie accordingly.

Try to Offer Something for Everyone

Try to Offer Something for Everyone

Not everybody is into this genre and that’s fine. If you are watching a romcom with the entire family for the holidays, there’s a chance someone in the group won't be a fan of them.


Luckily there are a few movies that offer more than two strangers falling in love. Love Actually and Bridget Jones's Diary are films that even the intellectual in the family is going to appreciate.


If you’re having a watch party with your girlfriends go for something that you can laugh at and comment on along the way. Last Christmas or The Holiday are great options.

Opt for a Family-Friendly Romcom if There are Children Watching

Opt for a Family-Friendly Romcom if There are Children Watching

We all know that romantic films are usually not children’s cup of tea. But then again, sometimes we are just trying to find something that everyone will watch.


This is why movies like Elf or A Christmas Prince offer romance at a level that even younger ones are going to like. In this case, remember to always look at the MPAA ratings to ensure that the film is age-appropriate for everyone watching.

Go for a Musical to Heighten the Christmas Spirit

Go for a Musical to Heighten the Christmas Spirit

What is Christmas without singing along to the tunes we all know? Adding a musical or a film with music to the line up will sure cheer everyone up. Besides, everyone will keep singing the songs afterward for a long-lasting holiday feel. 


Movies like A Christmas Love Story, or the classic Meet Me in St. Louis will certainly make everyone sing. 

Choose a Classic if You Want a No-Fail Option

Choose a Classic if You Want a No-Fail Option

Classics are considered so for a reason: they have transcended time and trends. This is why they are always a safe choice when it comes to quality. The 1947 film It’s a Wonderful Life is a great example of that.


If you want a classic but you don’t want to go that far back in time, you can go for a contemporary classic like When Harry Met Sally.

Are You Ready for the Holidays?

Are You Ready for the Holidays?

Now that you know what romcoms to watch, you may need a little more help with other Christmas items. We’re not leaving you alone with that! Here are some other guides to help you have a wonderful Christmas. 

Summary

Christmas romantic comedies are a great way to pass time during the holidays. Whether you’re watching by yourself, with friends, or with family, there’s always something for you. 


Just remember to select something that’s appropriate and fun for everyone. Have yourself a merry (and maybe even romantic?) little Christmas!


Author: Anel Carmona


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