Tuesday, 16 December 2014

My favourite Christmas films


I thought that in the run up to Christmas I would schedule in some Christmassy posts for you all, so today I’ve decided to introduce you to some of my favourite Christmas films.



Every year for the last three or four years I have treated myself to a new Christmassy DVD and I’ve built up quite a good little collection so far. I don’t think I’ve got one favourite film because a lot of the time it depends on what sort of mood I’m in and who I’m watching it with, so I thought I’d just share all of my Christmassy films with you!



The first film I can introduce you to is Arthur Christmas. It’s a fairly new film at only a couple of years old, and as soon as I saw it in the cinema I knew I needed to get it on DVD. If you like children’s animation but jam-packed with adult themes then this is definitely a DVD for you. Next up is Four Christmases, another fairly new film starring the likes of Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn. I really love the message of this film – I won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it before, but it reminds you of how important it is to spend time with those you love, especially around Christmas time. The last film in this photo isn’t technically a Christmas film I guess, but I always associate Love Actually with Christmas viewing. This is one of my all time favourite films and if you haven’t seen it yet I would definitely recommend giving this a watch first. It’s a typical Rom Com full of clich├ęs and mush, but it’s so good!



If you’re looking for an older film to watch this year, you can’t go wrong with Miracle on 34th Street. I have to watch this every year, and it always makes me want to visit New York in the winter. It stars the girl who plays Matilda, her name escapes me, but she’s great in it! Next up is Nativity, which is another new-ish film but definitely a good one. I also have the second instalment and am looking forward to seeing number 3 in the cinema this Christmas. If you’re a fan of kids improvising then this is definitely one for you. Another Christmassy film I love to watch with my best friend at this time of year is The Holiday. It starts Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Jude Law – seriously, what more could you want from a Christmas film?! Another Rom Com, if you like Love Actually then you will definitely love this.



The Polar Express is a film I only actually watched for the first time last Christmas, and I can’t believe I left it so long! This is another animated version, with the voice of Tom Hanks, and would be a great choice to watch if you’ve got kids around. Now, you can’t possibly have Christmas without watching The Snowman, and last year my Mum treated me to the box set with The Snowman and The Snow Dog, which I absolutely love. I’ve watched The Snowman every year since I was tiny, so it’s become a bit of a tradition, and I think it’s great that it has absolutely no narration in it, yet still manages to get across such a touching story. Then last, but by no means least, comes a very recent offering – Frozen. I’m sure you’ve all heard more than enough about Frozen, but if you haven’t and you want a classic Disney film to sing along to then this is the film you need!

What are your favourite Christmas films? Are you going to see any in the cinema this Christmas?


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6 comments:

  1. I love Love Actually! I always watch it around Christmas as well. I also really like The Grinch, and it's not strictly a Christmas film, but Rise of The Guardians. Santa is in it, so I suppose that counts for something haha ;) xx

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    1. It's one of my favourites! I really must watch The Grinch as I've never seen it, and Rise of the Guardians too! xx

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  2. Got some real classics there Jenny!! Like you, I don't have one all time favourite but I do love Elf and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, along with Jingle All The Way and Deck The Halls. Maybe one's to look into if you've not seen them already ;) Have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful 2015 xxx

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    1. Oo I must buy myself a copy of Elf actually - I thought I had it but I obviously don't! I haven't seen National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Jingle All The Way or Deck the Halls so I will definitely need to add them to my list thank you hun :) Hope you have a lovely Christmas and a Happy 2015 too xx

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  3. All good movies! I love Arthur Christmas, I watched it by chance at a friends house over a year ago and fell instantly in love. x

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