Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Keeping up with the Dick Van Dyke theme, Chitty is another film that you should always dig out on a cold, wintry day. The delightful family-feel of this film will make you feel warm and fuzzy, and will have you cuddling up with your own loved ones in front of the TV.
The Holly and the Ivy (1952)
This film sensitively explores post-World War II Britain with an uplifting and poignant story. The comedy-drama begins with tension among a Norfolk family, but the spirit of Christmas and the unbreakable love between them brings them together in a final resolve at a Christmas church service. This moving story has a warm ending and humour throughout, making at a lovely film for Winter.
101 Dalmatians (1961)
For the animal lovers among us, this one is perfect. Offering Autumnal and Winter scenes, dog walks in the park in the heart of London; this is a perfect example of a warm, winter movie.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
If the thought of warm chocolate and heaps of sweets doesn’t get you in the mood for Winter then I don’t know what will. Gene Wilder plays a fantastic Willy Wonka in this Roald Dahl adaptation, presenting the weird and wonderful world he resides in with passion and innocence. You could even follow this with the 2006 remake for a full chocolate factory experience.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
This wonderful Christmas fairy tale is a must-watch in Winter. If you don’t believe in Santa Claus, you surely will after watching this. This all-time memorable film encourages people to believe, to trust, and to be kind to one another. “Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.”