Today I thought I’d share my Top 10 Christmas films. Snuggling up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and a tub of Quality Street whilst watching a Christmas film is probably the best way to get into the Christmas spirit and is something I love to do. I actually watch Christmas films all year round as I am that obsessed so my collection is ever growing. I found this list harder than I probably should have as there are so many amazing Christmas films. In no particular order, my top 10 are …
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Both Home Alone films are amazing but my favourite has to be the second one. Christmas in New York is something I have always wanted to do and this film captures all the best landmarks and makes me so happy. I often watch this to fall asleep to (much to my boyfriend’s dismay) and I could probably recite the whole film to you word by word. This film HAD to make my list and I’d put it in the number 1 spot easily.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
I like to watch both the cartoon version and this one during the festive season, and I even have a Grinch cuddly toy that sits on my sofa at Christmas. I am definitely part of the Who families who prepare for Christmas way in advance, and this film celebrates love and laughter and generally having the best Christmas surrounded by the people you love.
It’s A Wonderful Life
“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings”. An old classic, my mum introduced me to this film and now I have to watch it every year. I get teary at the thought of this film and can guarantee by the end I’ll be blubbing. I wish we all had a little Clarence who followed us around!
For some reason, I don’t think this film is very well known, but I adore it. It’s about a dad who dies in a car crash just before Christmas and gets reincarnated as a snowman; he tries to help his family through life after he has passed and just gives out a lovely message.
I quote this film all the time and is definitely up there on my Top 10. Again it is set in New York at Christmas time (automatically this film is for me) and follows the journey of Buddy the Elf who tries to find his birth father in the Big City. This film is so funny and everyone NEEDS to watch this.
The Muppets Christmas Carol
“Wherever you find love it feels like Christmas”. This film is just the best, so many catchy songs that retell the traditional story and is one I’ll definitely be watching before Christmas Day.
The Polar Express
This film teaches us that seeing is not believing and the whole idea of Santa is magical. I love this film and is led by one of my favourite actors; Tom Hanks. Last year my mum bought me real sleigh bell to hang on my tree and those who have seen the film will know why …
A fairly new film to grace my list but it’s great! This film just reminds me of all the Nativities I did at Primary School and how much I loved being a part of them. The kids are the stars of the film and literally make me laugh out loud.
Miracle on 34th Street
Starring the late great Richard Attenborough this film is one I watch throughout the year. This film shows the power Santa has and can make all your dreams come true. Set in the heart of New York it follows a little girl called Susan who wants a happy family for Christmas.
I have to watch this Christmas morning in my bedroom whilst waiting for everyone else to wake up. It’s a Christmas must and a classic for many people. I have seen the stage show and even have my very own Snowman and Snowdog to cuddle whilst I watch it. We’re walking in the air …
What are your favourite Christmas films?