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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Top 5 Christmas Films

I don't think anything gets me in the mood for Christmas more, than a Christmas film. I'm not sure what it is about these films, but sitting on a sofa, wrapped in a blanket, with a mug of hot chocolate, watching these films really makes it feel like Christmas time for me.

Although I love films about Christmas, most of my top festive films are just set around Christmas time. I love funny Christmas films, which I'm sure from my list, you'll probably gather. I think I watch more films over the Christmas period, than I do throughout the rest of the year combined. What is it about a good Christmas film?

The Holiday
Not only is this my favourite Christmas film, but it's also my favourite film in general. And it's not just because of Jude Law, I promise. Any other time of the year, I pretty much hate rom-coms but there really is something so magical about this film and it really highlights the way that Christmas really can bring everyone together, no matter their situation. Cue Arthur *sobs*. Also, the soundtrack is incredible and I'm currently listening to it now, whilst typing. Guaranteed to make you cry.

The Grinch
I adored the book growing up, Dr Seuss was one of my favourites, so of course, The Grinch had to be included. It is absolutely hilarious and one of the cutest Christmas films. I love the idea that no matter how miserable and lonely someone is, there is always a way to make them feel included - and isn't that what Christmas is all about?

Okay, so this is probably a weird one but from about the age of 8, I was utterly obsessed with Gremlins and I had my own soft toy Gizmo which I took with me everywhere. Again, this one isn't really Christmas-sy at all (just set around that time); in fact, it's a very dark film but oh my gosh, it is so funny and I can guarantee you won't be able to watch the film without wanting your own little singing Mugwai.

Home Alone
I mean, come on? This film doesn't need any introduction. I'm sure every single one of you reading this has watched Home Alone - and if you haven't, what have you been doing? It's a laugh out loud film for all ages, about a boy that gets accidentally left home alone at Christmas, and the mischief and mayhem he causes. And the sequel is just as good; a real rarity nowadays.

The Santa Clause
Tim Allen is my favourite person to ever play Santa Clause. I enjoyed all 3 of The Santa Clause movies and this film fills me with the joy, spirit and magic of Christmas. It leaves me in happy tears every time I see it and makes you realise that the power of belief is the strongest magic of all.

What are your favourite Christmas films? Do we share any favourites? Leave them in the comments below.

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  1. I really enjoyed the Santa Clause too, and it even features my very favourite Christmas song! My favourite is Miracle on 34th Street 💜
    Amy xx

  2. I watched 2 , hahahah great all :)


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