22 Sexy Christmas Movies That Definitely Belong on the Naughty List
When you think of Christmas, "sexy" probably isn't the first adjective that comes to mind. But as wonderful as the holidays are, they also involve a fair amount of stress, shopping, and family drama, and a dose of sexiness may be exactly what you need to take the edge off. There aren't many, but there are definitely some Christmas flicks out there that are far more horny than corny, so if you're feeling like the Grinch, it may be time to watch one of these 22 sexy holiday movies. It's the most wonderful time of the year, after all — shouldn't that involve at least a little sexiness?
— Additional reporting by Kalyn Womack and Simrin Purhar
What happens when a down-on-her-luck English woman (played by Kate Winslet) agrees to switch homes over the holidays with an unlucky-in-love Californian (played by Cameron Diaz)? As well as a change of scenery, both ladies get a chance encounter with a new man (Jack Black and Jude Law, respectively), and while this movie is more romantic than sexy, there are still a few choice scenes that are sure to make your heart race.
This sizzling crime thriller stars Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron as Rudy and Ashley, lovers who meet through a prison pen-pal program. But before they can start their new life together, Ashley's crazy criminal brother threatens their happiness when his crew decides Rudy has information they need. Okay, so it's not a traditional Christmas movie, but it's set during the holidays and features robbers in Santa hats (and the raciest scene ever accompanied by a classic Christmas tune), so it definitely qualifies.
Bad Santa 2
Though Lauren Graham isn't a part of the sequel, Billy Bob Thornton reprises his role as Willie, who's just as up for mischief as in the first film — and finds a new love interest in a naughty charity founder played by Christina Hendricks.
Bridget Jones's Diary
While also not technically a Christmas movie, Bridget Jones's Diary is framed around Christmas, both beginning and ending around the holidays — though plenty of madcap adventures take place in between those two Christmases. This flick is full of sex, profanity, and hilarity, but nothing is quite as hot as the sight of Colin Firth in a reindeer jumper at the Christmas party where he and Bridget first meet.
Starring Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart, a geeky-teen-turned-successful-record-executive returns to his hometown over the holidays 10 years later to tell his best friend that he is still in love with her (and his seriously sexy but totally goofy pop star girlfriend, played by Anna Faris, tags along). Like The Holiday, it's definitely more romantic than sexy, but with a cast this hot, you can't help but swoon.
El Camino Christmas
This absurd romp (starring Dax Shepherd, Tim Allen, and Jessica Alba) follows five strangers who find themselves barricaded inside of a liquor store during a supposed robbery on Christmas Eve, and if that doesn't sound like a typical Christmas movie to you, you're right — but the result is still surprisingly sexy and fun.
Eyes Wide Shut
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star in this erotic drama as a couple who become dangerously involved in a world of sexual rituals and secret societies. We know what you're thinking: "Wait, this isn't a Christmas movie!" But while it mainly revolves around AIDS, child prostitution, adultery, secret sex societies, and drugs, this '90s flick does open on a lavish Christmas party and Christmas decorations are found just about everywhere, so it totally counts.
We're still not totally convinced that Die Hard is a Christmas movie (much less the "perfect" Christmas movie), but there's no denying that it does have all the elements of a classic holiday movie: a villain in need of some Christmas spirit, a dad desperate to make it home for Christmas Eve despite a snow storm, and a sweaty, muscled Bruce Willis in tight tank tops. (Okay, maybe that last one isn't so typical of holiday classics, but it's definitely hot.)
The Best Man Holiday
A group of college friends and their spouses reunite to celebrate Christmas together. On this holiday honeymoon, each couple learn more about one another and embrace each other's flaws. However, above all the drama, one thing is for sure: they never lost their ability to keep the excitement.
Ned goes to visit his daughter Stephanie for the holidays and meets her slightly chaotic but well-meaning boyfriend, Laird. Upon meeting the father of his future wife, Laird is determined to prove that he is a worthy candidate for a son-in-law. Besides the scenes of Laird being his awkward self, the steamy bad-boy good-girl dynamic he has with Stephanie seeps through the screen.
The Night Before
As with any Seth Rogen flick, The Night Before is filled with unpredictable plot twists and raunchy content. In this film, three friends decide to take on the city during Christmas Eve to continue their tradition of celebrating together. However, this time they plan on crashing one of the biggest Christmas parties ever, ringing in the holiday with a bang.
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Celebrity photographer Connor is an absolute bachelor with many prospects for a relationship. Leading up to his brother's wedding, the spirits of his past lovers pay him a visit to remind him of his mistakes. With the blast from the past, we also get tons of steamy scenes between Connor and the ghosts of his ex-girlfriends.
Office Christmas Party
A CEO tries to put her brother's company out of business. However, he and his chief plot to throw an outrageous office Christmas party to discourage his sister's clients from buying him out. From the uninvited party guests to employee mishaps, you're in for some sexy surprises.
Katarina (Emilia Clarke) is a down-on-her-luck Christmas-shop worker who's pining for a purpose in life — that is, until a handsome, mystery man named Tom (Henry Golding) enters her life and sweeps her off her feet. Katarina undergoes a journey of love, lust, and self-discovery, all set against the backdrop of London.
The Family Stone
Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker) feels like a fish-out-of-water when she meets her boyfriend's family for the first time at their outlandishly over-the-top Christmas celebration. However, drama and chemistry ensue when Meredith pursues her boyfriend's charming and sweet brother, Ben. Faced with a thrilling connection that has terrible consequences, Meredith is forced to make some pretty tough decisions.
Christmas With a View
Christmas With a View is based on the Harlequin romance novel The Maverick's Christmas Homecoming by Teresa Southwick. The film follows Clara, a ski-resort restaurant manager, who struggles to see eye to eye with her newly hired head chef, Shane. Despite some initial conflict, Clara and Shane slowly fall for one another, as they're unable to deny the passionate and inevitable connection they have.
In modern dating fashion, Natalie realizes she was catfished after flying 3,000 miles to surprise a guy she met on a dating app for Christmas. But despite her historical bad luck when it comes to dating, Natalie picks herself up and attempts to find real love once again. From cute and silly moments to deep and steamy passion, this film truly has everything you want in a sexy Christmas movie.
A Very Country Christmas
Uninterested in celebrity rumors, Jeannette has no idea A-list country singer Zane is coming to her small hometown — until they coincidentally meet! Jeanette and Zane work through their respective personal issues with love and open up to one another in this slow-burn flick. A Very Country Christmas is nothing short of sappy, sexy, and wildly romantic in a number of unexpected ways.
Christmas Wedding Planner
Wedding planner Kelsey is in the middle of pulling off her most elegant event to date, when smooth-talking private investigator Connor enters her life. Although Connor derails Kelsey's big break, they feel romantic sparks that neither can deny. Don't let this fun film fool you! Christmas Wedding Planner definitely has some sexy moments that'll have you swooning over Connor and Kelsey's connection.
The Holiday Calendar
From work to love, Kat just can't catch a break. All of this changes, though, when her grandmother gifts her an Advent calendar that turns out to have magical abilities. With this new lucky gift, Kat's life is transformed when she finds a romantic and sexy connection that changes her love life forever.
Krista's New Year's resolution includes two things: focus on her business, and choose who she dates more wisely. Despite that, she quickly meets and falls for Ryan, who happens to be visiting from out of town. Happy coincidence brings the pair together again and again, leading them to navigate everything from passionate and lust-worthy moments to big relationship decisions. Although this is more of a New Year's movie than a Christmas film, it falls into the holiday bucket and is certainly worth the watch this winter!
A Christmas Prince
Is there anything sexier than pairing royalty with romance? Well, A Christmas Prince has both! After reporter Amber flies from New York to Aldovia for a press conference, she's quickly swept off her feet by scandal-ridden Prince Richard. The more time she spends with Prince Richard, the more Amber begins to feel a romance like she's never had before.