I am a huge fan of Christmas films and have been known to watch them all year round.
10. Deck The Halls
Danny DeVito wants to get the Christmas lights on his house seen from space, cue neighbourhood rivalry & comedy. It’s a great one to watch when you’re not after anything too deep.
9. Home Alone
Kevin is accidentally left home alone when his family forget about him as they leave for their holiday, sounds unrealistic but comedy ensues. He loves it at first, getting to stay up late & eat what he wants – every kid’s dream, but what to do when the burglars try to get in!
This is not a happy, feel-good Christmas film. It will break your heart. A little boy’s mum is terminally ill and he overhears her say she’d love to go dancing. He wants to buy her the perfect Christmas shoes but will he be able to afford them in time?
With Tom Hanks as the train conductor voice, it can’t go wrong! Picked up by the magical train on Christmas Eve, children are given the chance to see Father Christmas but as things start to go wrong, will they all get there?
My dad’s favourite Christmas film. It seems as though everything is going wrong for George and he wishes he’d never been born. He gets his wish and begins to see what the world would’ve been like without him. 1946 black & white classic.
I think everyone must have seen Elf a million times! A baby in an orphanage crawls into Father Christmas’s sack when he’s delivering presents & ends up in the North Pole. Raised as an elf, by adulthood he knows he’s not like the others & sets off on a quest to find his real family.
When Tim Allen knocks Santa off the roof, he has to take his place as the new Santa. He isn’t ready for the job but what can he do when half the world are about to wake up with no presents!
I prefer the Mara Wilson (Matilda) version. A little girl who doesn’t believe in Father Christmas because her mum told her he wasn’t real meets a man who might change her mind! Kris Kringle is the new Santa for Macy’s and he finds himself granting even the most impossible of wishes.
I love watching this while putting the tree up but I have to say, I tend to watch this film a fair few times over the Christmas period. It tells the story of so many different people who’s stories interweave within each other’s. The cast is British A-List and it is definitely a feel-good film.
1. The Grinch
My number 1! Jim Carrey plays the Grinch who hates Christmas! The Whos In Whoville love Christmas and every year it brings back dreadful memories for him so this year he sets out to destroy it. He decides to dress as Father Christmas & steal everybody’s presents on Christmas Eve so they will wake up to nothing! Can a little girl convince him of the true meaning of Christmas?
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