Just in case you didn’t already know (I already know you do, friends), around here, we’re all about a good, swoony romantic scene in movies. What can we say? We love the romanticism even if it is a fairy tale. We. Are. Here. For. It. As we are less than twenty (!!!) days from Christmas, it seems only appropriate to share some romantic Christmas movie scenes because well, we’re here for that! I mean does it get more romantic than snowfall or being surrounded by twinkle lights?
Of these scenes, some I know I’ve featured elsewhere on other lists, and some I haven’t. Or at least very minimally. Either way, it’s only right to give them their moment to shine. Some of these won’t be “proper” Christmas movies and other of them will be more “ordinary” rather than fairy tale. Not that this means they aren’t still swoony in their own way. It just means they’re less about the “pretty” and more about the moment. Let’s get immersed in these scenes!
PRETTY ROMANTIC CHRISTMAS MOVIE SCENES
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1: ALL ABOUT A CUE CARD LOVE LETTER from LOVE ACTUALLY8 OF THE PRETTY CHRISTMAS MOVIE ROMANCE SCENES #ROMANTICMOVIES #ROMANTICSCENES #CHRISTMASMOVIES #CHRISTMASROMANCE Click To Tweet
I have not seen Love Actually, and don’t know that I will to be honest, but I know many love the “cue card” scene between Kiera Knightley’s Juliet and Andrew Lincoln’s Mark. In the scene, Mark, the best friend of Juliet’s husband Peter, shows up on her door to profess the love he’s had for her for years. But after he pours out his heart in a cue card love letter, she gives him a kiss only to step back inside, causing MANY fans to wonder, does she share his love or not? Find digitally on Amazon Video
2: THE DATE from MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
In addition to the 1994 adaptation to being the overall favorite in general, one of the specific reasons I love it so is the romance. Sure it’s not the focus, but it’s HERE and I love it. This scene when Brian takes Dory out for a date in New York in particular is beautiful. It’s understated but charming. Find digitally on Amazon Video
3: THE DAY OFF from THE HOLIDAY
I love pretty much everything about this romantic comedy from Nancy Meyers. But the one sequence that is the film at its best is the day the character played by Cameron Diaz and Jude Law spend together, which is then followed up by another of the most magical romantic scenes, only it’s not at all the kind of “romantic” you’d expect. Find digitally on Amazon Video
4: THE FIREPLACE MOMENT AND A KISS from A CHRISTMAS PRINCE
Wrote an entire romantic moment about this for Silver petticoat so it’s safe to say I thought it was all sweet. This includes the “cozy moment” in front of the fireplace between our leads Richard and Amber (all about good conversation) and later, the kiss between the two while walking the castle grounds. I mean, all of it is all kinds of sweet. Find streaming on Netflix
5: LATE NIGHT CONVERSATION from WHITE CHRISTMAS
If I have to pick a classic to feature, it’d be White Christmas. At least where the romance plays out. I’m not into classic movie romance for specific reasons though one thing I do appreciate about it is that it seems to protect intimacy and true romance far better than today’s Hollywood – and don’t get me started on what social media does to protecting something special. But back to the movie. The scene between Bing Crosby’s character Bob Wallace and Rosemary Clooney’s Betty Haynes when they both find themselves looking for a late night snack IS quite charming.
Plus, recently an article showed up on MSM (which I don’t ever buy or read – I just saw it in a listing of searches) that titles itself “Did You Know Bing Crosby Improvised The Liverwurst Sandwiches Scene In ‘White Christmas’? Fun trivia, and I have seen it cited elsewhere, if true – and makes the scene all the more romantic, too. Find digitally on Amazon Video
6: THE STAIRCASE KISS from THE PRINCESS SWITCH
This scene is just… so beautiful! It’s a moment between Stacy and Prince Edward, who thinks she’s his fiancé, as they walk down the stairs in their ball finery. The moment, the filming, the shot… just everything is so pretty and perfect. It may be very fairytale-esque, but this is what we love. Find streaming on Netflix
7: THE WALK HOME from WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING
Zero idea if this film is “traditionally” considered Christmas, but I’m calling it one because, why not? I adore the scene where Jack walks Lucy home. It’s not only full of genuine conversation, but had romance and in the end, humor when the pair slip on ice. All the sweet things in this one for sure. Side note, the staircase scene is also so good too. Find digitally on Amazon Video
8: THE WINDOW SNOWFALL KISS from A PRINCESS FOR CHRISTMAS
Most people I know make fun of this one, and don’t care for it. I can admit, in its production, it has flaws. There’s things I wish were polished a bit more, but overall, I still this this title, the first of Hallmark royal romance tropes, is the best. There’s something about it that’s just impossible to match, plus it doesn’t hurt that before he WAS Sam Heugen, he steps into the leading man role.
This scene is one of its prettiest and shows off, beautifully, our heroine (naturally in her ball gown) and hero sharing a romantic moment and kiss in front of a full length window. All while in a castle, too. Find digitally on Amazon Video
BONUS! A VERY MERRY BRIDESMAID
For Hallmark, I thought this 2021 title has a few really good and sweet scenes. One is while decorating a tree. The “cozy” production quality helps up the romance ante, but also, the moment is special. Additionally, the scene where the pair share a heart to heart on a bench is touching not only because of the conversation but the way it’s shot, and the gentle way Leah lays her head on our hero’s shoulder. It’s just all around good.
OTHER TITLES: Christmas with Holly (super sweet story about a man taking on the raising of his niece); Hearts of Christmas (my mother loves this one); The Nine Lives of Christmas (hate the title, but the story is sweet – also, who thought a sequel was needed?); On the 12th Date of Christmas (fun and super romance-y, plus the best for me is the “I like you” way it ends); A Season for Christmas (another good one though this one is more “serious” than most); Serendipity (I don’t love this film, but there’s some really good scenes, right? I feel like the leading couple walk through so many pretty moments with twinkle lights as the backdrop); Undercover Christmas (another my mom likes).
What about you, friends! Which of these have you seen? Do you love or hate them? Are you here for any or do they make you cringe? Do you have favorite romantic Christmas movie scenes we missed? Comment all the comments below! Let’s chat.
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