MY TOP 5 CHRISTMAS FILMS

November 25, 2014
Miracle on 34th Street

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Laaa, la la, la laaa…

I’m feeling sick and sorry for myself today, so I figured the best way to get cured (after a massive 5h nap, of course) was to bundle myself up in a load of blankets and settle myself on the sofa with hot tea and a dose of Sky’s Christmas film collection.

Some of you told me last week that you missed My Top 5 list series. I know I’ve been a bit lax on that front, so here I am bringing it back :)

Now, there are plenty of Christmas Films that I really enjoy that haven’t made this list. I’m sure some of you are gonna be horrified that your favourites haven’t made the cut.

I love pretty much all of them to be honest (even the awful, super-cheesy ones), so narrowing them down was NOT easy!

But I did it. And here they are.

These are the ones I watch over and over, year after year. The ones that make me immediately feel Christmassy. The ones where, if I haven’t watched them yet, Christmas isn’t allowed to happen. It just isn’t.

My Top 5 Christmas Films!

EDIT: I actually somehow forgot Elf, which is one of my all-time favourites, so I swapped it with Home Alone 2!

I’m such a cotton-headed ninny muggins sometimes…

Miracle on 34th Street

1. MIRACLE ON 34th STREET

A little girl and her mother don’t believe in Father Christmas. It’s Santa Claus’ job to change their minds.

This is my absolute FAVE!

And yes, I definitely mean the Mara Wilson/Richard Attenborough version.

I watched the original version last year and wanted to slap half the characters in the face. Nowhere near as much strength and charm as the remake.

My opinion anyway :)

love actually

2. LOVE ACTUALLY

Love this film so much!

It’s one I can watch over and over, at any time of year and it makes me feel happy about life.

Highlight: Hugh Grant dancing to ‘Jump For Your Love’ is officially one of the most amazing moments in film history.

The Santa Clause (720x405)

3. THE SANTA CLAUSE

An absolute classic. Tim Allan accidentally makes Santa fall off his roof and ends up reluctantly taking over the big man’s job.

I’ve just finished watching it again, and it’s still as good as ever!

Fun fact: this was actually the first film I ever saw in the cinema.

I was four years old and Dad said I didn’t shut up the whole way through.

(Not much has changed since then to be honest…)

Elf

4. ELF

Buddy the Elf is actually a human who accidentally ended up being brought up by elves at the North Pole. Once he discovers out the truth, he heads to New York city to find his real Dad.

This is pure sugar-stuffed happiness, with brilliant performances by Will Ferrell and a (confusingly) blonde Zooey Deschanel.

If this doesn’t revive your Christmas spirit, nothing will!

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”

Muppet Christmas Carol

5. THE MUPPETS’ CHRISTMAS CAROL

Michael Caine at his finest as the original Mr Scrooge.

Narrated by Gonzo as Mr Dickens, and accompanied by both the Muppets and a brilliant soundtrack, this is one of the finest family films for Christmas.

My only complaint would be that there is nowhere near enough screen time for the fabulous Miss Piggy…

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So that’s my favourites!

What are yours? :)

Are there any I’ve missed off that you are APPALLED haven’t made the list?

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