There are two things in this world that people adore. One of them is the Christmas Holiday and the other are the Harry Potter movies. Given that it is, in fact, the Christmas Holiday, it seems only fair to ask whether or not the classic Harry Potter films can be considered Christmas movies.
The films are shown on Freeform (formerly ABC Family) every Christmas season and they certainly have a kinship with the Holiday. Each movie takes place over a plethora of différent stages of the year. That means they encompass Summer, Halloween, Christmas and perhaps even Easter.
With that being said, it’s hard to narrow these films down to one specific Holiday. It’s almost like trying to determine what Holiday The Nightmare Before Christmas belongs to. It is a film about the Christmas holiday and spirit but it also shares a certain kinship with Halloween as the main character Jack Skellington comes from a place called Halloween Town.
Are the Harry Potter movies Christmas movies?
The Harry Potter movies can get just as dark as The Nightmare Before Christmas but they can also be as jovial and merry as a Christmas carol, as well, if the scene calls for it. It’s very hard to categorize these films into one Holiday shelf.
All of the movies do celebrate Christmas to some capacity, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a Christmas movie because they mention or celebrate a holiday. That specific holiday has to be the main theme for the film and must resonate for the entire runtime of the film, or for at least a good portion of the film’s narrative scope.
Just because a movie had a scene when they were celebrating a holiday, it doesn’t mean that that film is related or entangled with that holiday in the narrative.
Long story short, the Harry Potter movies are not Christmas movies, but that doesn’t mean you can’t watch and enjoy them over the holidays.