An essential part of the lead up to Christmas is the showing of countless Christmas movies on TV. Whether it’s a hallmark movie, a Disney film such as Frozen (who can forget kids from all over the world belting out Let it Go) or a classic such as It’s a Wonderful Life. So if you’re looking for something to watch over this festive season, have a look at my favourite Christmas movies… In no particular order
- How the Grinch stole Christmas(2000)
This movie is an adaptation of the children’s tale from Dr. Seuss. The green Grinch HATES Christmas with a passion and is determined to ruin it for all the citizens of Whoville.
Will Ferrell is brilliant taking on the role of Buddy the Elf in this festive comedy. Buddy has been raised with Elfs but when feels that he no longer fits in, Buddy goes to New York City in search of his biological father.
- The Polar Express(2004)
A young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole where he discovers friendship, bravery and that the magic of Christmas never fades if only you believe.
- Love Actually(2003)
Love Actually examines love in nine people’s lives in the lead up to Christmas Eve. A Christmas themed romantic comedy for all the hopeless romantics out there with a hint of drama.
- Home Alone(1990)
After the family rush to the airport for a family trip to Paris, Kevin McAllister is accidentally left behind. While he enjoys having the house to himself for a while, he later discovers that two thieves plan to rob the McAllister household and Kevin must to do what he can to protect it.
- Christmas with the Kranks(2004)
With their daughter Blair in another country, Luther and Nora Krank plan to go on a Caribbean cruise for the festive season but this doesn’t sit well with the residents on the street as they are determined to win a competition. The Kranks soon become social outcasts because of their lack of Christmas spirit.
- The Muppet Christmas Carol(1992)
The Muppets take over this Charles Dickens classic. Micheal Caine plays Ebenezer Scrooge and Kermit the Frog takes on the role of Bob Crachit. A really enjoyable festive film.
- Edward Scissorhands(1990)
The first collaboration between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. An inventor assembles a synthetic youth named Edward but when the inventor dies Edward is fit with long , scissor like extremities. He is taken in by Peg Boggs but not long after he finds himself drawn to her daughter Kim who is unfortunately dating the neighbourhood bully.
- Deck the halls(2006)
When new resident Danny arrives in his neighbourhood his big dream is to light up his house so it can be seen from space. This idea doesn’t go well with Steve who declares a war of one – upmanship with Danny.
- A Christmas Carol(2009)
Disney’s version of the Christmas classic starring Jim Carrey. The animation in this is incredible.
Let it gooooo, let it gooooo, . Ya that’s from this movie. When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa , and break her icy spell.
12. The Santa Clause(1994)
Divorced dad Scott has custody of his son Charlie on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he’s dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Businessman Scott’s life is about to completely change…