11 Festive Christmas Movies in New York City – Which you’ll LOVE!

October 15, 2021

Are you looking for the best Christmas movies in New York? If so, keep reading for our top picks!

There’s nothing quite like Christmas movies in New York. Let’s face it, it’s the best city in the world, and it’s the most festive city in the world too!

Now, we know a list of the best Christmas movies in New York isn’t necessarily travel content… But if it involves NYC then we have to cover it! And we couldn’t pass up the chance to write about all of our favorite Christmas movies in New York.

Why are Christmas movies in New York so magical? It’s something about the city, the snow, the festive streets, the cosy windows, the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps! We LOVE it.

So, let’s get into it!


Here are our top Christmas movies in New York!


Home Alone 2

Of course… Home Alone 2: Lost in New York had to make our list of Christmas movies in New York. This is the ultimate NYC Christmas movie and it’s so nostalgic, so funny and so charming. Basically, if you haven’t seen it, the film is about Kevin, a kid who accidentally boards the wrong flight and ends up in NYC all on his own. He has to fend off some bad guys, makes some new friends in the city, and has a pretty awesome time living it up in the Plaza Hotel. It’s a Christmas classic, and one of the best Christmas movies in New York.


Miracle on 34th Street (both versions!)

Next on our list of Christmas movies in New York, it’s Miracle on 34th Street. The name gives this one away – 34th Street of NYC plays a huge part. There are two versions of this magical movie, one from 1947, and another (more recent one) from 1994. They’re both beautiful and ask the ever-lasting question… Is Santa Claus real? If you want something magical and beautiful, then this is the perfect option for Christmas movies in New York.


Scrooged

If you’re after Christmas movies in New York with a bit of an edge, and funny too – then look no further than Scrooged with Bill Murray. This is one of those modern remakes of a classic Christmas story (in this case, the Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol). It’s dark, it’s funny, and it’s well worth a watch. Bill Murray at his best too! This is a wonderful option for Christmas movies in New York.


Elf

How could we write a list about Christmas movies in New York, and not include the iconic Elf?! Elf is one of the best modern Christmas movies in New York, and it’s funny from start to finish. What’s it about you ask? Well, Buddy the Elf was raised in the North Pole as an Elf… But he’s actually a human. One day he decides to travel to NYC to find his real father – and hilarity ensues. It’s a great film for both adults and kids, and it’s funny in different ways, depending who is watching. It’s a perfect pick for Christmas movies in New York.


New Years Eve

Next on our list of Christmas movies in New York, it’s actually a New Years Eve movie! We still class this as a festive film in NYC, so we decided to include it! This romantic movie follows several different people’s stories across a New Year’s Eve, as their love lives and stories mix and muddle together.


Serendipity

This classic 90s romantic movie, has some gorgeous Christmas scenes in NYC, so we had to include it on our list of Christmas movies in New York. Serendipity is funny, charming and so beautifully written – and it’s one of those romantic movies that will make you feel all warm inside. Lots of the film is set in NYC, and there are some gorgeous scenes set around Central Park in the snow! We know you’ll love it.


When Harry met Sally

When Harry Met Sally is next on our list of Christmas movies in New York. Another classic romantic comedy, this has several scenes and moments set in NYC at Christmas time and NYE. Of course, there’s the classic scene when they go Christmas tree shopping in NYC, but there are also plenty of festive parties in New York and other lovely wintery NYC scenes to enjoy. It’s a great pick for Christmas movies in New York, and a great film!


The Night Before

A more modern comedy film is next on our list of Christmas movies in New York. This is a relatively new addition to the list, and it’s a great laid-back comedy movie. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Jillian Bell – you know you’ll get some laughs out of this one! Another solid choice for Christmas movies in New York!


A Little Princess

Next on our list of Christmas movies in New York, it’s A Little Princess. This is a beautiful film (aimed towards children, but wonderful for adults too). It’s a film about a young girl, sent to a boarding school in NYC when her Father heads out for war. The film is about her struggles, friendships and growth during this time, but there are some beautiful scenes in the movie set during Christmas time, and the film does have a magical, festive feel to it too. A great choice for Christmas movies in New York.


The Family Man

Next on our list of Christmas movies in New York, it’s Family Man. Family Man is a lovely, heartwarming romance about a man who wakes up one morning to discover his former life no longer exists, and he is living an alternative version of it. Throughout the film, he must make the choice for himself, of what he values more… His high powered career, or the woman he loves. It’s set in NYC, and has lots of Christmas scenes and references, so it’s definitely a good pick for Christmas movies in New York.


Winter’s Tale

A classic novel, turned movie, Winter’s Tale is a unique winter story set to the backdrop of New York City – so a wonderful pick for anyone looking for Christmas movies in New York. The plot? Well, Peter (a thief) goes to a large NYC mansion with the intention of robbing it… Instead, he falls in love.


Hopefully this list of Christmas movies in New York has given you plenty of inspiration for what to watch!

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