Office Secret Santa Gift: Crowd-Pleasing Movies

Christmas time is for most people also time spent with their family and loved ones. So if you are looking for gift ideas for coworkers, you can offer them a movie that they can enjoy with their partner and/or kids. Following you will find a great selection of crowd-pleasing movies for the office secret Santa gift exchange. There is something for every taste.

The Nightmare Before Christmas


This Christmas classic directed by Tim Burton is a dark fairy tale that will impress young and old audience alike. The story of Jack Skellington and Sally unravels in Christmas Town, and after many adventures and some pretty amazing songs, the happy ending comes to please everyone. Keep in mind that very young children might find some of the characters scary. After all, Jack is at some point singing “There’s children throwing snowballs / instead of throwing heads / they’re busy building toys / and absolutely no one’s dead!”. Still an amazing movie, filled with love and friendship.

poster1Love Actually


If you love British accent and are looking for gift ideas for coworkers that are all about romance, then Love Actually is just what you need. The cast is full of stars, including Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman and Keira Knightley among others. The movie presents the love stories of different people with different backgrounds. Some of them are happy, others bittersweet but they will all restore your faith in humanity for the year to come.

Home Alone


This one is definitely a classic and you can get the whole collection and enjoy hours of fun from that office Secret Santa gift. Kids love the mischievous attitude of Macaulay Culkin and the movies are filled with action and hilarious accidents that keep the adults entertained as well. The basic storyline is that a family leaves for holidays and they forget their youngest son, Kevin, at home. There, he manages to get into tons of trouble.

poster2It’s a Wonderful Life


Frank Capra’s 1946 masterpiece is a great movie for the whole family, as long as the children are not too young, as the movie features some violence and smoking and suicide is also mentioned. The storyline revolves around a frustrated businessman who is thinking to put an end to his life. An angel appears and shows him how the lives of his loved ones would be, if he wouldn’t be around. The movie has a happy ending and helps put things into perspective.



This amazing Pixar film will fill you with emotions and makes a great office Secret Santa gift. Its main character is Carl. Carl is in his eighties and he has recently lost his beloved wife, Ellie. They have been together since they were practically kids and they made dreams of exploring South America together. Carl ends up making their dream come true, when he ties thousands of balloons on his home and travels in it. What he doesn’t know though, is that a boy scout, looking to get his badge of honor for helping the elderly, is also on board.



Another movie that might not have to do with Christmas, but will make everyone feel good and try to be a better person. This french film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet is the one that made Audrey Tautou famous. A young girl who loves to help others secretly by doing small acts of kindness has trouble helping herself find true love. A few coincidences later, she meets the man of her dreams but decides to approach him in a rather strange way.

Getting one of these movies as a gift for your coworkers will guarantee that they will enjoy two hours well-spent with their family and friends. And if you want to browse for more movies, remember that the key to choose a great movie as a Christmas gift is not if Santa is featured in it. It should just be a film that makes you feel good and optimistic about the future — that’s what an office Secret Santa gift should be all about.

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