Taylor Momsen in How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

It's time to get into the holiday spirit and cheer - watch some of these festive favourite films to get into the mood.

Anyone else getting into the festive spirit? Surely we’re not alone in getting into the holiday cheer! If you need a little boost in moods, we’ve got the perfect list of festive films to have on your watch list.

Here are our four favourite festive films to not miss out on:


Want a serving of warm fuzzy feelings? Buddy is here to melt your heart in Elf. After discovering he’s actually a human after growing up with Santa’s elves, he goes on a journey to the big apple to find his real family. You can’t ring out the year without watching Elf at least once so make a date.

Watch Elf on Friday 22 December at 15:00 on Studio Universal and streaming on DStv Now.

Stick Man

Find a charming new animated movie to add to the list in the form of Stick Man. See Julia Donaldson's magical story brought to life by the South African animation company Triggerfish. Join the journey of a piece of wood called Stick Man who ends up on a grand adventure as he tries his best to get home to his stick family in time for Christmas.

Watch Stick Man on Showmax.

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Nothing screams holidays more so than the Grinch! No festive film collection is complete without him paying a visit to your television screen to teach you the joy of the season through his initial distaste towards it all. Also, hello who doesn’t love seeing Gossip Girl’s Taylor Momsen as a little Cindy Lou Who – too cute!

Watch Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas on DStv Now.

The Holiday

Looking for a sweet romcom to melt your heart these holidays? Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet star in this classic where two women swop homes for the holidays and learn a lesson in love in the process. Get the snacks ready for this one!

Watch The Holiday on Wednesday 20 December at 21:19 on M-Net Movies All Stars and streaming on DStv Now.

Need an extra dose of cheer? Check out our Christmas Specials playlist to get in the festive feelings this December.