I love a good film. Except when it comes to Christmas films. I love them all, not just the good ones, unless the acting is so bad it’s unwatchable e.g. the 12 Dog Days to Christmas (oh yes, that’s a real film and it was so cringey despite the cute dogs in it I had to switch the TV off).
I have plenty of favourites, old and new (thank you Netflix and Hallmark) and there’s nothing I love more than snuggling on the sofa on a rainy day, watching a Christmas film, especially after a crazy night out.
These are my top 5 I always watch, most of them twice during the Christmas period. So in no particular order.
I might have mentioned it before but this is one of my favourite films ever. Stunning cast, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson especially, wonderful love stories, it’s funny, it’s touching, some of Richard Curtis best work. Every time I’m at an airport I always remember the first and last scenes at the airport, people re-uniting, hugging their loved ones. That’s what I watched last night. I usually watch it once before I fly home and then watch it again with my sisters and Oscar sitting in between us, keeping us warm.
Home Alone (1&2)
Every year, on Christmas day I spend the day with the family, just the six of us and then we go to my aunt Sofia’s for dinner. Since I remember and before we all became adults, all the cousins used to gather around the TV after dinner and have dessert whilst watching Home Alone, which was always on TV on Christmas day, right after Mr Bean. We grew up with Kevin Mccalister.
Will Ferrell as an Elf spreading the joy to humans, always excited about Santa, whilst getting into the most ridiculous situations. One cannot not love this now classic.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
I love Jim Carrey and I love him even more as the Grinch. I used to imagine I lived in Whoville, and to be honest with you, I’d still love to.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge changing his life after the visits of the Christmas Past, Present and Future is a Charles Dickens classic we all love, and if you happen to be a fan of the Muppets, then you’d definitely enjoy this. Many have played the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in many, many re-adaptations, but Michael Kaine will always be my favourite.
So, what’s your favourite?