Christmas is now fast approaching and we are all getting into the festive spirit – especially with these cold, dark nights we are getting through quite a few festive films. So, we thought, why not make a list of the best ones. And volia here it is, check out our top 8 favourite Christmas films below (in no particular order).
Kicking off the list we have ‘Elf’ which might be not only the best Christmas film, but the best film of all time. This heartwarming film never seems to age – despite being 11 years old and we still secretly hope one day we can have a best friend like Buddy.
2. Home Alone
Not exactly a specific Christmas film but it’s set at Christmas time which is good enough for us. This family comedy is a common favourite for many and its not hard to see why with Macaulay Culkin carrying the film with his excellent acting skills and general cute-ness.
The newest film on our list and soon to be a Christmas classic. This comedy always has us in stitches of laughter with the brilliant acting from the young kids with the film centered around the typical primary school ‘Nativity’ show which doesn’t exactly go to plan.
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton aka ‘Movie God’ is here with ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ which tells the story of Jack who stumbles across Christmastown and has a plan to take over by kidnapping Santa – which, lets be honest, is never the the best of ideas in a film.
5. The Grinch
N’awwww! We do love the Grinch (especially the cute younger version). He’s just misunderstood and he did well in the end, right? So all can be forgiven.
6. The Santa Clause
The first of the ‘Santa Clause’ trilogy, and is arguably the best. When Santa falls off the roof and dies (bit unfortunate) and your Dad is left with the job of being Santa Clause – whats the worst that could happen?
7. Christmas With the Kranks
This comedy tells the story of an American family who decide to cancel Christmas (crazy I know), but change their mind last minute and have just a few hours to Christmassify their house and garden. If only England took Christmas that seriously!
8. Miracle on 34th Street
This remake of the classic tells the story of a young girl who refuses to believe that Santa is real and only wants a Dad in her life. This heartwarming film is a must watch for Christmas Eve.
Ah lovely. Now we feel even more festive and cosy. All we need now is a bit of snow and for Christmas Day to speed ahead a tiiiiny bit quicker.