Some decisions in life are hard to make, but picking my three favorite Christmas movies for a date night is not one of them. Whether you are single and ready to mingle or married and ready to well, you know, date nights are a good thing. Some date nights can and should be adventurous, full of new things to do, and places to go, but sometimes you just don’t have the energy for all of that. For my husband and I, a few of our date nights consisted of talking at Del Taco while eating churros and sipping on iced coffees. (Side note, if you haven’t tried these before, and you need a delicious treat, go to Del Taco and try them). Why Del Taco? We only had an hour window to do something alone without our boys so we went there to grab dessert and talk.
Date nights, in the very least, are supposed to be a time for the couple to come together and connect, just the two of them. Ideally, date nights should serve as a mini retreat for the couple to come together, reconnect, and ignite the romantic side of the relationship. There are a lot of ways a couple can do this, especially during the Christmas season, and watching a good Christmas movie together is definitely one of them. If you are looking for a list of great Christmas movies for the whole family, check out my Top 10 Best Family Christmas Movies list. If you are looking for more Christmas chick flicks, check out my Top 10 Best Hallmark Christmas Movies list. For a shortened list of Christmas movies, check out my Top 20 Best Christmas Movies.
My 3 Favorite Christmas Movies for Date Nights
1. The Holiday – Two women who find themselves suddenly single during the Christmas holiday decide to do a house swap and travel across the globe in hopes of masking their love pains. Their stories takes a twist when they get another chance at love. This movie was well cast highlighting: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black.
2. Sleepless in Seattle – A new widower, Sam, and his young son move to another state after the loss of their wife/mom. On Christmas Eve, the son decides he needs to help his dad find a new wife and calls an on-air doctor to see if she can help. Single women from around the U.S. call or write the doctor to find the widower to pursue a relationship with him. One woman, Annie wrote a letter to Sam in hopes of meeting him and putting to rest her feelings for a man she has never met. The talented cast in this film includes: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, and Victor Garber.
3. While You Were Sleeping – A train station clerk, Lucy, falls in love with a man she sees every day, Peter, and saves his life after he gets pushed onto the train tracks and slips into a coma. While Peter is in a coma his family mistakingly thinks that Lucy is his fiancé. The drama unravels as Peter wakes from his coma. The cast includes: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, and Peter Gallagher.