Living in Delhi may not be the most archetypal when it comes to celebrating Christmas. But, do not fret because we have multiple solutions to make this Christmas more jolly for you!

The jolly holiday of Christmas in Delhi often appears rather gloomy in the absence of snow, pine trees, or even the basic festive environment. But, that’s not all that Christmas is about. Delhi may not be the ideal place for Christmas, but it also not all disappointing.

Here are some ways in which you can enjoy Christmas to your heart’s content:

  1. Visit a Church

With Christmas around the corner, chapels and cathedrals across are lit up in the zeal of the festive mood. One can spend a nice, warm day at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Vatican Embassy Chapel, or the Cathedral church of Redemption and enjoy the choirs, feast, prayers, and the decorations having a jolly good time with the perfect Christmas vibe. Make sure you don’t miss the midnight masses celebrating the birth of Christ!

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  1. Christmas Markets

Christmas also fills the streets of Delhi with countless markets, posing a hotspot to wisely invest your money on various quirky items or maybe just delicious food! Set your shopaholic souls free and don’t let a dime go worthless. Swiss German Christkindle Market, Delhi Haat, Select CityWalk Christmas Carnival and even the Sadar Bazaar are some of the best Christmas markets in the city and must not be missed.


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  1. Sit in a Cafe

Delhi is home to some of the most delightful, cozy cafes. If you’d rather spend Christmas in a calm and solitary environment, grab yourself a large cup of hot chocolate, pick up your favourite book and snuggle in a corner of a cute, little cafe and maybe even build your own holiday aesthetics. Diggin in Green Park, Rose Cafe in Saidulajab and Coffee Bond in Uday Park Market are some of the most alluring cafes in the city. Blue Tokai along with Bahri Sons bookstore in Saket is the perfect refuge for absolutely any day! And if nothing, just grab a grande pumpkin latte in one of those gorgeous Christmas cups from Starbucks.

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  1. Christmas Movies Marathons

Honestly, you don’t even need to leave your home, or even your room to enjoy Christmas to your heart’s content. Just get yourself a big bowl of popcorn, grab your coziest blanket and your laptop and its charger and binge watch the countless, hilarious, heart-warming Christmas movies till your eyes turn sore. Some of my personal favourites include- Home Alone, A Christmas Carol, The Nightmare before  Christmas, Arthur Christmas and The Grinch. If you want to watch terrible, cheesy movies, don’t feel guilty, for it’s Christmas time and you can watch all of Vanessa Hudgens on Netflix and not worry about being judged.

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  1. Club Hopping

Not everyone can find solace in quiet evenings as suggested above. To those of you, I recommend club hopping. Sticking to one club, after a while, starts losing its appeal and thrill. Moving from one club to another with your gang on Christmas Eve has a kick to itself, just dancing away to your favourite tunes (and maybe even getting entirely wasted *smirk smirk*). Connaught Place, Hauz Khas and Cyber Hub are some of the prime locations with multiple sensational clubs located in close proximity.

  1. Social Work

Christmas is a time of merry making with presents and cakes. But it is also a time of forgiveness and generosity. Make this Christmas truly christmassy, not just for yourself but also for those in need by putting forward your helping your helping hand. Reach out to animal shelters, orphanages or under-privileged schools and offer your services. Be the Santa Claus of the needy. Donate books, clothes and presents and let the jingle bells ring for those deprived of the joy.

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Aditi Gutgutia

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Be it the accommodation of a traditional tribal necklace in the outfit of a North-Eastern student, fasting before Eid, or bringing with us the post-holiday ghar-ka-khaana, we all have managed to keep a bit of home alive in us.

The University of Delhi (DU) invites students from all over the subcontinent, and therefore, becomes a microcosm of what the spirit of diversity is all about. In any given college, there would be students from not just every single state of India, but from various neighbouring countries, enrolled. As such, you are able to differentiate one from the other, but certainly not in a divisive way. These different students all come together, bring with them their specific points-of-view, and works towards a common, shared goal.

Be it the classroom, or a society – the amalgamation of various ethnicities is what sets DU apart from the rest of its counterparts.

While it is essential to become one with our peers, we must also not forget that we all have our unique stories, and that is what keeps us interesting, and in some cases, even relevant. In the bid to fit in, we must not let go of where we come from, and maintain our culture – be it art, food, music – people want to hear about it.

In DU, the inquiring of the other cultures is an enormous part of the everyday conversation. On asking Bengalis about Durga Pujo, South Indians about their food, Marathis about Ganesh Chaturthi, we unknowingly, yet enjoyably, become more aware of other cultures, and become truly cultured.

It often does away with the stigma that we might have harboured about a given community, and they always seem less intimidating that they must have appeared.

Besides the educational aspect of it, maintaining the identity of your home(town) lends an aesthetic, almost artistic look to the ambience because the campus has that much more multiplicity.

All said and done, if there is a certain piece of jewellery, a certain harmony, a certain way of greeting people that is characteristic of the place you come from, make it a part of you. Embrace it and embody it, because trust me, identity is more than what it is given credit for.


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Maumil Mehraj

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This Rakshabandhan, we attempt to explore the fundamental principles of the sibling relationship.

Raksha Bandhan, the great annual affair where all brothers and sisters set their differences aside and attempt to celebrate their love-hate relationship. With long-awaited family reunions, nostalgic recollections of childhood shenanigans and The Godfather level negotiation regarding presents; a Rakhi is exchanged for gifts, chocolates, or (everyone’s favourite) cold hard cash. The brother-sister relationship is sacred, but it’s witnessed elsewhere too.

The University of Delhi has a number of all-girls colleges and in there, we see a different dynamic of sibling-like-relationships: sisterhood. These colleges have, time and again, challenged the myth of ‘girl rivalry’.  The students of these colleges have moved way past the stereotype of ‘is she smarter than me’ and ‘look at her attitude’’ and transcended to hanging out together in their own girl gangs. These comprise of future CEOs, mothers, defence personnel, artists, and politicians. Their views and ideas may not align, but keeping up with the spirit of sisterhood, they protect one another regardless.

The past decade was a little toxic, with women proudly proclaiming themselves as ‘anti-feminists’ and participating in the culture that pitted women against one another. Society had done a horrible thing to womankind by making them believe that they were lesser than men and in order to be acknowledged, they had to compete with other women.

However, with increased awareness and the advent of progressive pop culture, be it the feminist t-shirts or snazzy memes, the scenario changed. Girls have each other’s backs. They stand for and protect one another. Be it small things like fixing their hair, shaping bigger ideals that determine their lives, or drafting a perfect text to that one ex, our sisters have got us covered. They address real issues like education, equality, a secure future, and most importantly, self-love on our minds.

The state of affairs in my home was always slightly different. Growing up with a single mother, I, and my little sister shared a solicitous bond; I was more of a brother to her than a sister. Although this brotherly sentiment was never symbolically validated with an actual tangible rakhi, it was omnipresent. For her, I was, and still am, a warder of potential ‘boyfriends’ and amateur Batista Bomber. Perhaps the absence of a male figure in her life made me unconsciously morph into one, but in our household, that’s what I am now. Sometimes that absence is more severely felt; while scratching out ‘Father’s Name’ to write my mother’s in every official form filled or trying to deal with the people’s pitiful glances with dignity. Other times, it’s just a matter of being the makeshift electrician, the amateur chauffer, and the destructor of my mother’s favourite mason jars. It has its ups and downs, but the foundation of our relationship remains the same.

Dear men, I do not intend to take your thunder away. The celebration of Raksha Bandhan, albeit patriarchal, is fun. This Raksha Bandhan, let’s acknowledge and celebrate brotherhood in all its forms, as at its core brotherhood is a sentiment, a promise of unconditional love and support.

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The Indian festive season has kicked off on Sunday with Raksha Bandhan.  Raksha Bandhan in Sanskrit literally means “the knot/bond of protection”. On this day brothers take a pledge to protect and take care of their sisters under all circumstances, and the sisters pray to God to protect their brothers from all evil. The rakhi signifies the bond or the knot that sisters tie on their brothers’ wrists.

Brothers usually give cash or other gifts to their sisters on this occasion. The biggest question for all brothers in such a situation is what to gift their sister. While girls are said to be more sensitive and thoughtful when it comes to buying gifts, boys are said to lack the essence in this department. To make life easier for those brothers who are running on a tight budget this festive season, here is a list of some budget-friendly gifts that are also easily accessible:

Power Bank

If your sibling already has a smartphone, you can get her something that will help keep the device fueled. A good power bank can go a long way and it would come in handy, especially if your sister is a college-going student.

Organic Tea Combinations with Detox Products

Organic tea and detox products are the new ‘health’ trend in India. If your sister is a fitness freak and likes taking care of her body, gifting her teas infused with diuretics, laxatives and stimulants would make her happy, besides keeping her energy boosted and strengthening her immune system.

Smartphone Case

A smartphone case is an accessory that would help keep your sister’s phone secure from drops and falls. You can even get the phone case customised with an aesthetic design or an assortment of images of your sister.

Movie DVDs, Posters, and Merchandise

If your sister is a cinephile, you can buy her a set of her favourite movie DVDs or maybe take her out for a movie night. Besides, you can also buy her posters of her favourite movie stars or merchandise of her favourite movies


If your sister has to commute often-especially in the metro-and loves listening to music or is a T.V. series fanatic, she would not like anything more than noise cancelling headphones to make her daily commute bearable. Out of all technology-related materials, this is comparatively cheap and easily available as well.

Running Shoes

If your sister trains in the gym or likes taking long walks, you can gift her a pair of cross-training sneakers. You can also buy them online, which will allow you to save quite a lot of money. But just ensure that you buy a pair of the right size.


From clutches to handbags, bags have always been a must-have possession for both college-going girls and working women. Make sure to do your research first before picking a bag for your sister.  If your sister is a college student, you can gift her an elegant tote bag that is both useful and beautiful at the same time. If she is a working woman, gift her a bag that is large enough to hold all her essentials.


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Vaibhavi Sharma Pathak
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Dear Diary

It’s October, and the jubilance inside me is on the rise. There’s a blanket of merriment waiting to be used as cover from the mundaneness of the formulaic life, and Ican’t wait to delve in the joy this wave has to offer once again. Yes, the wave of festivities.

My account starts off with the month of March and the colourful palate it brings to the happy souls. The shades of pleasure people indulge in; from the assortment of colours flying around, the idea of losing consciousness to the warmth of bhaang and dance, and the consequent struggle of removing the memoirs of Holi from the skin, the pure exhilaration! After a period of few months arrives the flagship festival of familial bond, Rakshabhandan. I never liked the concept of the tying of thread on the brother’s wrist to legitimize his ability to protect us, and proudly, today we are on the road where the nought of the thread is similar on a sister’s wrist too. Festivals are capable of evolution, and Rakshabandhan is proof of a constructive one.

With pomp and excitement, next comes the celebration of Durga Pujo, and oh, the wonders it has to offer. The extravagance is unparalleled, canvassing the plethora of delicacies to lavish upon, the cultural aura which subsumes people from all corners, and the mesmerising combination of songs and lights which gives life to every soul entering the lengths of the gala; an ethereal account, indeed! Come October and lights start going up in homes, illuminating the streets. There’s something magical about the weeks leading up to the main day of Diwali; with families going on house-cleaning frenzies, strategizing the placement of candles and diyas, giving in to the temptation of a motley of mitthais, the eagernessto wearethnic entourages, and many more are the modalities of a traditional Diwali celebration!

With the jingles of Christmas and the happiness of a New Year around the corner, it is customary to indulge in a vortex of introspection about our actions. It pains me to think of the harm we spill in the name of these festivals: the sheer water wastage and the incessant burning of crackers which escalate the pollution levels.

I am scared. Scared to think of the day when even I, a festive freak you may call me, will fail to revel in the delight and exuberance.


Saumya Kalia


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2015 has ended and whether the year was great or terrible for you, it’s over. Now’s the time to look forward towards the year ahead and this certainly calls for a special beginning. Here’s a list of some of the most happening fairs and festivals taking place in Delhi this month:

  1. Great Indian Food Festival

Relish delicacies from different parts of India. Enjoy with your friends and family and get lost in the aroma of special dishes from Delhi, Amritsar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gujarat, Rajasthan and other various cities of India.

When: 23rd – 24th January 2016
Where: Dilli Haat, Pitampura, New Delhi
Timings: 12pm-11pm

  1. World Food and Wine Festival

It brings delicious food and exotic wines from all over the world. The Festival also features many food related competitions and fun zones for all age groups.

When: January 30 – January 31
Where: Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, Gate No 2
Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium
Timings: 12pm to 10 pm

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  1. India Art Festival

The biggest art fair held in Mumbai is holding its Delhi edition with exquisite art galleries along with some prominent artists from across the world.

When: 14 – 17 January
Where: National Stadium
Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat
Timings: 12pm – 8pm

  1. Dastkari Craft Bazaar

Dastkari Craft Festival, organised by Dastkaari Haat Samiti, features handicrafts from all over India and Myanmar.

When: 1 – 15 January
Where: Dilli Haat, INA
Nearest Metro Station: INA
Timings: 11am – 9pm

  1. World Book Fair

Asia’s biggest book fair is finally back and brings more than 1000 books on philosophy, language and literature. Apart from that, various panel discussions and dramatic performances will also take place this year. ‘The Cultural Heritage of India’ is the theme of the fair this year.

When: 9 – 17 January
Where: Pragati Maidan
Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan
Timings: 11am – 9pm

  1. Crime Writer’s Festival

This one’s for all the thriller readers out there. Get an opportunity to hear crime writers, journalists and filmmakers from all over the world like Jerry Pinto, Avirook Sen and Ravi Subramanian, sharing their experiences and views about crimes in society and various plots.

When: 16 – 17 January
Where: Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place
Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk
Timings: 10am – 7pm

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  1. Neon Music Festival

Visit the biggest musical event of the nation with some of the best talent from the world of trance, EDM, dubstep, deep house, tropical & PSY, while covered in ultra neon.

When: 30 Jan
Where: JLN Stadium, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium
Timings: 5pm – 10pm


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Have you registered for any upcoming fests? Or are you too keeping a tab on the future ones? While Delhi University has all kinds of students, the fest-regulars, the specific-event participants, the highly competitive win-them-all, or the just-having-fun kinds, fests are a time wherein we can jump from our course to another. However, does the participant ever realise what goes behind the scenes in organising those events, keeping them running and smooth and awarding money? Nah! That is why I take you backstage to the nitty-gritties of department fests, where the Unions work hard to capture that one shot at glory.


While the mantle falls on the present Union to live up to the standards of the previous fests and set a future precedent, expectations are the first thing that they are worried about. Trust me, they may refuse, refute or even confess, but everybody is worried about how to make their fest the most popular in the circuit. Everything depends on how memorable your fest is, not just for winners but also for participants, till the next year.


How much footfall you see matters a lot, almost the same as the above factor. Participation, or footfalls at any event are the single-most significant determinant of the popularity of the event and the fest. How you harbour participation is dependent upon the various logistics, posters, social media marketing, spamming, email invites, calls and other aspects of Marketing and Branding.


The events, where you participate with so much enthusiasm, are the brainchild of the Union. To even plan the content, various rounds, every little detail, question and query, the Union tirelessly thinks, re-thinks and formulates in what you see as a well-organised activity. The events have to be of a wide variety, ranging from the mainstream to creative first-timers, to fusion of fandoms and field-specific. It is all about giving something that is worth experiencing and piques the interest. Carefully chosen Event Committees work on the set guidelines and facilitate them to your amusement and maybe even victory.


Taking on the role of the Finance Ministry of the department, the Union crosses its fingers in the hope of a college-approved and granted budget that is never too less. Actually, no matter what, it always is less. Add to the disappointment, the soaring budgets of other, more affluent fests. There are also some colleges that go looking for sponsors, which undoubtedly requires how well can you sell your fest and its idea. Some portion of the budget or some goodies are also sponsored by those companies. Left without much choice, then begins the breaking down of the event awards, the cash prizes, the logistics, Honorariums, refreshment budget and the marketing budget. Keeping track of each and every penny used with proper invoices and bills collected, is a major stress factor.


If you call a famous author, or the Governor of RBI, or any other well-known veteran of your field or not of your field, half of the audience you witness is there to hear that dignitary speak. After all, these are what young undergraduates aspire to be. If you are lucky, during your tenure as a college graduate, some department fest may invite your idol, and that will change your entire college experience.

 Committee members

Apart from just the events, every fest has some behind-the-scenes committees as well, that are majorly responsible for everything from the functioning of an event, to handling conflicts, keeping tab on refreshments, participants, technical equipment and guarding the money. They are the hawk-eyes of the fest, stealthily sliding by your side and never letting you know their agenda. All this requires the acquiring of the role of a Human Resource personnel, interviewing, testing and trusting people to be efficient and up-to-the-mark in their jobs.

 Setting The Date

Everybody wants that the fest be at a time when it is not clashing with any other college fest or department fest, lest it reduce the footfall. After all, a lot of the students go on to attend the concerts and thereby reduce a large portion of the participation. March is the most feared month, my friends! The later you place yourself, the more scared you are.

Department Fests are no cake-walks! They are that stepping stone into the real world, that is forgotten after every year. If you are in a Union, I think you know what I am talking about. Have you started receiving those calls for sending delegations to other colleges? Irritating, right? And if you are a student, well, pity and be proud of your Union and give them a break. Help, applaud and appreciate them.

However, on a general note, please don’t be intimidated by the above, it looks scary but a Fest is the most fun-filled event of the year. I recommend you to be there, to enjoy, to quarrel, to run and to experience the re-birth of a new fest every year.

Happy Fest-ing!

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When people think about winters, they associate it with various things like the chilly mornings and the chilly nights, warm fuzzy blankets, hot chocolate, chunky sweaters. But for me, Christmas always takes precedence.

It becomes hard for people to accept how I, out of all people, can anticipate this festival’s arrival with such eagerness when I am not even a Christian. Frankly, I myself am not very certain as to what particularly attributed to my excitement regarding this festival. It could be the fact that over the period of 14 years of my schooling, I was always a part of a Christian school where nobody discriminated on the basis of religion and everyone indulged themselves equally in the Christmas celebrations or that I have close Christian friends who do not hesitate to wish me on Diwali and I them on Christmas. Thus, Christmas has always been special to me. It revokes memories of me, as a student in school, enjoying a play depicting Christ’s birth and the arrival of the three kings at Bethlehem, who were guided by the star overhead. I am also extremely fond of the carol-singing where melodious choirs are seen singing carols with such enthusiasm that you can’t help yourself but join in. Rudolph the red nosed Reindeer, Silent Night, Joy to the World, Deck the Halls, Jingle bell rock, Santa Claus coming to town are few of the many joyful Christmas songs and carols that captures the essence of the festival and takes me back to the special Christmas assemblies at school or carol-singing competitions between various houses.

Even the depiction of Christmas in media is nothing less than captivating. Famous movies such as Home Alone or any other sitcom that you might be following would in some episode show an enormous Christmas tree with pretty lights and myriad decorations, stockings, mistletoes, a perfect fireplace which makes you all the more tempted to celebrate this festival. So, the question is, can we not recreate the same magic here or is being a Christian really necessary to enjoy this beautiful festival? I do not think so and neither should you. So, go on, engage yourself in the festivities. Read about the story of Jesus Christ’s birth, visit a nearby Church, listen to carols online, hunt down a Christmas carnival happening around your place and attend it with friends and family, witness the exhilarating Christmas decorations and treat yourself with mouth-watering delicacies. All in all, soak up the Christmas frenzy because, “’Tis the season to be jolly!”

Nishita Agarwal
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We’re too old to believe in Santa, but who said that’s all Christmas is about? The way we see it, there are 4 types of people around Christmas time, which one are you?

1. Too Jolly to Be True


The first would be the ‘Too Jolly to Be True’ category. These people deck their houses with lights like it’s Diwali and Beti ki Shaadi rolled into one.

How to spot such a specimen? Trust me, you’ll know one when you see one. They’re hard to miss with the Santa topis and almost revoltingly large smiles. These people send out Christmas party invites a month in advance and badger you with constant RSVP reminders.

How to know if you’re one? You have a party play list of Christmas songs that you practice singing every fortnight to ace the karaoke you’ve planned in June for your larger- than- life Christmas party.

Level Up This Christmas: You’re probably already at the top of your game. Join this community of like minded folks maybe?

An alternative to those who go all out on celebrations may be those who splurge on awesome gifts. Some helpful ideas here: (Check out all lüt videos for more cool gift ideas!)

2. DIY Daredevil

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The second type of people includes the ones who unleash their creative animal during festive seasons. Also known as the ‘DIY Daredevil’, they are forever armed with a hot glue gun!

How to spot such a specimen? Any gift you receive from them will be beautifully wrapped in the most intricate fashion. You will also find their house to be meticulously tidy, with a separate area for craft supplies. No matter what you do, DON’T TOUCH THEIR RIBBONS!

How to know if you’re one? You are incredibly deft with your hands; friends have often suggested you sell handmade cards for a living. Also, does your internet search history scream Martha Stewart?

Level Up This Christmas: Go one step ahead and craft your own Xmas ornaments this year, if you don’t do that already!

(Also see: 5 movies to watch this Christmas eve)

3. No way, Jose

Then there are people who aren’t bothered about any festival, let alone Christmas. Such occasions for them are just a capitalistic scheme to induce frivolous spending. These ‘No way, Jose’s cannot be made to participate in any form of social merrymaking.

How to spot such a specimen? They aren’t grumpy by nature, just averse to the idea of going all out to celebrate an occasion that doesn’t necessarily require such celebration. They would rather sit in the cozy comforts of their own house and spend some quality time with loved ones.

How to know if you’re one? ‘Subtle’ is how you would describe your party style. You probably think of yourself as an intellectual, and frown at society’s idea of what a ‘good time’ really is.

Level Up This Christmas: Since you’re already going to be at home, why not indulge in some private merrymaking in the form of curling up with a good book or watching a gripping movie while nursing a hot cuppa?

4.Grumpy ol’ Grinch

The last category is that of the all too popular ‘Grumpy ol’ Grinch’. They hate Christmas with a strange vengeance, listening to ‘Last Christmas’ makes them surly for the rest of the week.

How To Spot Such A Specimen? They’re hard to miss. Sulking at the very mention of Christmas, these people take a certain sadistic pleasure in telling children that Santa doesn’t exist.

How to know if you are one? You know it. The very title of this post is putting you off; it’s a surprise you’ve read it at all.

How to level up this Christmas: Shouldn’t it be ‘level down’ for you? Here are some anti- Christmas songs for you to help soothe your nerves.

When winter winds dominate outside our houses during Christmas, the enjoyment alternatives are narrowed down to handful choices. Adding to that you also have endless traffic and some extremely over crowded places. Well there is no need to be sad, for one can always enjoy Christmas in our living rooms with the family watching some great Christmas movies.

We list down some top picks for you to watch this Christmas Eve. So just grab your popcorn and find that favourite spot on the couch!

1. Home Alone


The Home Alone series is based on a kid home alone at Christmas and takes charge to defend his home from burglars in the absence of his family. As it throws you and your family into piles of laughter together, watch out for that seamlessly blends humour, pain and human emotions with a bit of family drama. Yes, get on to it ‘ya filthy animal.’

2. It’s a Wonderful Life


This is one of the ageless classic which keeps on charming people with its steer simplicity and message every time. A must-watch for everyone, ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ restores your faith in the celestial beings if you’re discouraged with life. It’s an inspiring tale of a man who touches so many lives in his town by his good behaviour. This movie isn’t just a Christmas holiday favourite, but a great movie by all standards.

3. Love Actually


This British movie is known to be the ultimate romantic comedy and one of the best Christmas movies. ‘Love Actually’ weaves ten storylines into the fabric of festive movie. It spreads love all around and explores love in different kinds of relationships. The happy endings and nuances of romance and comedy make this movie impossible to ignore while choosing a movie to watch on Christmas.

4. A Christmas Carol

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Adapted into numerous cinematic versions from Charles Dickens’ classic novel, it is a tale that is symbolic to Christmas lore. On our list we have put the 2009 version with Jim Carrey. Like all others, Disney succeeds in bringing Scrooge and his cynicism to life in this version as well.

5. Miracle on 34th Street


One of the perennial Christmas favourites, the cynics who refute the existence of Santa Claus should certainly give it a watch. This movie is sentimental and manipulative and comes out to be a solid family feature that makes it difficult to dislike. The movie has been made twice-in 1947 and 1994 for two different generations but it never loses out it blissful Christmas appeal.

So get on with all that visual celebration! Oh. We almost forgot. Merry Christmas! 😀