I don’t know about you but this cold weather makes me want to make endless mugs of hot chocolate and be cosied up in a blanket watching movies. There are so many Christmas films out there and they are still being released year after year but honestly I just don’t think you can beat the old school classics!
1 . The Snowman
The Snowman has always been a favourite of mine since I was a little girl. I would watch it when I was off sick from school all year round. The film was released in 1982 and at 27 minutes long it is definitely in the short film category. It is a wordless animation of a young boy who makes a snowman and on Christmas Eve the snowman comes to life and takes him on a magical adventure to meet other snowmen and Santa Claus himself.
Elf was released in 2003 and has become highly popular with all age groups. It is about a child who is raised in the north pole amongst Santa’s Elves. As he grows up he starts to feel like he doesn’t fit in and sets off on an adventure to find his real family. I really like this film because it is light hearted an fun and truly gets you into the spirit of Christmas.
3. Love Actually
Love Actually was also realised in 2003 and a super lovely dovey and heart warming film. It is a romantic comedy that follows the lives of 8 couples dealing with their love lives. I really love this film and it has some amazing celebs too such as; Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Keria Knightley – and this is just to name a few!
4. The Holiday
The holiday is another Rom Com and was released in 2006. It is about 2 women who are having guy issues and decide to swap homes in each other’s countries and of course they meet local guys and inevitably fall in love. It’s definitely a super cheesy film but brilliant none the less!
5. The Muppet Christmas Carol
Another absolute classic is The Muppet Christmas Carol which was released in 1992. I remember watching this with my dad as a kid every year and it will always have a special place in my heart. Basically, the Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of Mr Scrooge. It is definitely a hard hitting film but the Muppet’s make it more fun and appealing to a younger audience too.
What is your favourite Christmas film? I’d love to know in the comments!
Bye for now,