As I might have mentioned before, I haven’t really seen many of the ‘classic’ Christmas films like The Grinch or Elf but there are certain films that I find myself watching every year.
1. Love Actually
This film is one of my favourites to watch at Christmas and it never fails to put a smile on my face whenever I watch it in the lead up to Christmas. The film follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas. It’s a great romantic comedy and a really easy watch.
This is a great family film, and I’m pretty sure we watched this all together on Christmas Eve last year. The film follows the story of primary school teacher Paul Maddens who is charged with producing the school’s nativity play. Competing against the posh rival school for the honour of best reviewed show in town, the stakes are raised when Paul idly boasts that his ex-girlfriend Jennifer, a Hollywood Producer, is coming to see his show with a view to turning it into a film and the hilarious antics that follow as a result of this ‘small white lie’.
3. The Muppet Christmas Carol
Although this is an old one, it’s a classic story to watch and The Muppet’s version is one that we, as a family seem to regularly watch. This film is a retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.
4. The Holiday
Although this isn’t a ‘typical’ Christmas film, it is one that I often watch in the build up to the holiday season, and it focuses on the story of two women troubled with guy-problems, who swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. It’s such a sweet romantic comedy, perfect for a cosy night in!
5. Home Alone
I truly don’t think a Christmas has past, in a long time, without me having watched this movie, and the sequels, at least one. It is such a laugh-out-loud movie, and a complete family Christmas classic. If you haven’t seen it, the film follows an 8-year old troublemaker, who must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
What is your favourite Christmas movie, that you can not go the festive season without watching?