Our list of best Christmas movies and tattoo ideas
The holiday season brings joy, laughter, and cherished traditions, and among them is the timeless tradition of watching Christmas movies. These movies have the power to transport us to magical worlds filled with warmth and holiday spirit. But what if we told you that you could carry the essence of your favourite Christmas movies with you all year round through tattoos?
In this article, we'll explore the idea of Christmas movie-themed tattoos inspired by some of the best holiday films that have captured our hearts.
Where can you watch Christmas movies in the UK?
In the UK, you can enjoy Christmas movies through various streaming platforms, TV channels, and rental services. Here's a list of popular options where you can watch Christmas movies:
Netflix offers many Christmas movies, including classics and new releases. You can find titles like "Home Alone," "The Grinch," "The Christmas Chronicles," and many more.
2. Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video also has a substantial collection of Christmas movies. You can rent or purchase specific titles or access them for free if they are part of your Prime membership.
If you're a fan of Disney classics and Pixar animations, Disney+ is a great choice. It features beloved titles like "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Frozen."
4. Sky Cinema
Sky Cinema typically offers a dedicated Christmas channel during the holiday season, showcasing a wide variety of festive films. You can subscribe to Sky Cinema through Sky TV or NOW (formerly NOW TV) for streaming.
5. BBC and ITV
The BBC and ITV air numerous Christmas movies and festive specials during the holiday season. Check their schedules for specific broadcasts.
6. Channel 5
Channel 5 often airs popular Christmas films and specials. Keep an eye on their listings for holiday-themed content.
7. Rental Services
You can rent or purchase Christmas movies on platforms like Google Play Movies & TV, YouTube Movies, Apple iTunes, and Microsoft Store.
8. Freeview Channels
Freeview channels in the UK, such as Film4, often feature Christmas movie marathons during the holiday season.
9. Streaming Services with Holiday Sections
Some streaming services, like BritBox, have dedicated sections for holiday-themed content, including Christmas movies.
List of best Christmas movies and tattoo ideas
Elf tells the heartwarming tale of Buddy, a human raised as a Santa Claus elf in the North Pole, who embarks on a journey to find his real father in New York City. Buddy's childlike wonder and his iconic elf uniform make for a fantastic tattoo idea. Imagine a tattoo featuring Buddy's jubilant face alongside his beloved snow globe or a heartfelt message that encapsulates his quest for belonging.
Vibrant red and green ink would capture the festive spirit of this film. Use red for Buddy's uniform and accents, and green for the Christmas-themed elements.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas introduces us to the Grinch, a green, grumpy creature who despises the Whos' joyous Christmas celebrations. A Grinch-themed tattoo could playfully capture his transformation from a holiday hater to a heartwarming character. Picture a tattoo showcasing the Grinch's sly grin or his loyal dog, Max, delivering presents.
Use bold green for the Grinch's grumpy side and softer, warmer greens for his heartwarming transformation. Complement with red and yellow accents for Whoville.
Home Alone and its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York have become beloved holiday Christmas classics. These films follow young Kevin McCallister as he defends his home from burglars with clever traps. A tattoo inspired by Kevin's resourcefulness might feature iconic traps, such as the paint cans, or a silhouette of Kevin with a determined expression.
Opt for rich, warm colours like deep reds, browns, and yellows for this tattoo. These colours will capture the cosy and playful atmosphere of the movie.
While there have been various adaptations of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, including animated versions, a tattoo inspired by the story's core message of redemption and the spirit of Christmas story would be a timeless choice. Consider a tattoo featuring Scrooge's transformation from a miserly figure to a generous soul or the three Christmas spirits as ethereal designs.
For the spirits, use soft and glowing blues, greens, and purples to create an ethereal effect. For Scrooge's transformation, transition from cold, dark colours to warm, inviting ones.
Single All the Way
Single All the Way is a modern romantic comedy set during the Christmas season. The film's theme of friendship turning into love could inspire a heartwarming tattoo. Think about ink that represents the bond between Peter and Nick or includes elements like mistletoe or wrapped Christmas present gifts to capture the holiday spirit.
Opt for traditional red and green colours to represent the holiday season. These classic hues will complement the theme of love and togetherness.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
In The Muppet Christmas Carol, the Muppets take on the classic Dickens holiday tale with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit and the iconic Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Sam the Eagle and Gonzo weaving in and out of the story. The Muppet-inspired tattoo could capture the whimsy and charm of this beloved adaptation. Imagine a tattoo featuring Kermit as Bob Cratchit or the Muppets reenacting scenes from the film.
Embrace a colourful palette to capture the vibrant and playful nature of the Muppets. Use a mix of bright blues, pinks, and yellows to make the characters pop.
Ink your Christmas movie-themed tattoo
This holiday season, if you're a fan of Christmas movies and want to carry a piece of their magic with you, consider a Christmas movie-themed tattoo. Whether you choose Buddy's infectious joy, the Grinch's transformation, Kevin McCallister's ingenuity, the timeless message of A Christmas Carol, the Muppet magic of The Muppet Christmas Carol or the heartwarming themes of Single All the Way, these tattoos can be a unique and festive way to express your love for the holiday season.
They serve as a reminder that the magic of Christmas eve is not confined to the screen; it can be etched into your skin, reminding you of the joy, laughter, and warmth these films bring into our wonderful life throughout the year.
- Mark Joshua Luz