My Favourite Christmas Movies
There’s nothing quite like snuggling on the sofa with a hot chocolate and your favourite Christmas movie to get in the festive spirit. Whether you’re a fan of the classics like Miracle on 34th Street or prefer modern movies like Elf, there’s no shortage to choose from. Without further ado, here are my go-to Christmas movies each year!
The Santa Clause
I absolutely adore this movie! After Tim Allen accidentally kills Santa, he’s convinced by his son to don the suit and finish his work for him. Little does he know that by putting on the suit, he’s accepted the ‘Santa Clause’ and becomes the Big Man himself! I love the premise behind this film and how sceptical Allen’s character is, only to physically transform into Santa and learn to accept his new duties at the North Pole. There’s also two more films to enjoy in the series, which aren’t as bad as you might think!
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Take a classic story, add The Muppets and Michael Caine for good measure, and you’ve got one of the best Christmas movies ever. Retelling the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Muppets take it in turns to show him the error of his ways and teach him the joy of Christmas. It’s a heartwarming tale, made even better by fluffy Muppets singing their way through the movie.
Surely this is on everyone’s favourite list? It’s hard not to love this movie, featuring a tiny Macaulay Culkin defending his house from two moronic burglars. It’s pure comedy gold watching the ingenious schemes and traps set by little Kevin, who is forgotten about by his family when they jet off to Paris for Christmas. Sure, it’s pretty unrealistic and wouldn’t happen in this day and age, but it’s a whole lot of fun to watch!
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Is it a Christmas movie? Is it a Halloween movie? I say it depends when you watch it! The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the story of Jack Skellington discovering Christmas for the very first time and trying his hand at being Santa Claus with horrifying results. With a cult following, the brilliant soundtrack has been covered by several bands which you can listen to in my alternative Christmas playlist.
The only romance on the list, Love Actually has become a staple for me each year. With an all-star cast of characters and intertwining stories over the festive period, it’s perfect for celebrating the season of goodwill. It’s worth a watch purely for Hugh Grant’s legendary dance to the Pointer Sisters, but maybe skip over the awkward adult scenes if you’re watching with the family… You’ll never look at Bilbo the same way again.
Did your favourite Christmas movie make it onto my list? If not, let me know what your go-to festive film is!
Until next time,