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Monday 18th November 2019

Expert claims watching Christmas films all year round is good for your health

Well, we're perfectly fine with that

There's no better feeling than when you begin watching your favourite Christmas films over the festive period, right?

Whether it's Elf, The Grinch or Home Alone, a Christmas movie definitely puts you in a good mood and gets you in the festive spirit.

Now an expert has claimed watching the festive movies ALL year round can be very beneficial to your health - and we completely agree.

An expert has claimed watching the festive movies ALL year round can be very beneficial to your health (Credit: YouTube)

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A psychologist has revealed that watching these films have been proven to help people live longer and healthier lives, apparently.

As reported by DoYouRemember?, the psychologist said: "It does create that neurological shift that can produce happiness.

"I think anything that takes us out of our normal habituation, the normal day in, day out, signals our senses, and then our senses measure if it’s pleasing or not.

"Christmas decorating will spike dopamine, a feel-good hormone."

Watching Christmas films can also reduce stress and anxiety (Credit: YouTube)

Watching Christmas films can also reduce stress and anxiety.

According to the site, watching festive movies with someone else can help strengthen your relationship.

It does create that neurological shift that can produce happiness.

The nostalgia which comes with watching the films can also benefit your health as it brings people together.

Last month, Netflix announced its Christmas movies for 2019.

The movies will start being available on the streaming service from this month and one includes a film starring Hollywood star Rob Lowe and Sex and the City's Kristin Davis.

The nostalgia which comes with watching the films can also benefit your health as it brings people together (Credit: YouTube)

The film Holiday in the Wild is described as a touching new film about a divorcée who embarks on a safari in Zambia.

Let It Snow is another film streaming on Netflix and the teen comedy stars Kiernan Shipka and Shameik Moore and is set during a snowstorm in a small town on Christmas Eve.

The film was released onto the streaming service today (November 8).

Next week, Swedish Tomb Raider actress Alicia Vikander can be seen in Ridley Scott thriller Earthquake Bird.

The film, based in Tokyo, follows an enigmatic ex-pat who is suspected of killing her friend.

Read more: Netflix announces its Christmas movies for 2019 and fans can't wait

Fans were thrilled, with one person writing on Twitter: "I'm so so ready for all of the crappy Netflix Christmas films. I live for them every year!"

Another said: "The announcements for Netflix's Christmas romance films are up and I am ready."

"This morning I woke up to that warm, fuzzly, cinnamon-spiced, heart-bubbling joy that only the announcements for Netflix's next batch of Christmas romance films can bring," a third added.

Could you watch Christmas films all year round? Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think!