Now up till the beginning of December I don’t feel like listening to Christmas music because hello, we’re not in December yet but as soon as 1st December hits I’m all about it. Decorations start going up on all of the houses and Christmas music starts playing. There have been a few Christmas films played on Channel 5 in November but now they’re out in full blast.
I much like everyone else have their favourite Christmas films. Some ones that you may have forgotten about. Some that everyone loves.
Love Actually. Now the only real excuse if you haven’t seen this film is that you’ve been living under a rock. Who doesn’t want a film about nine intertwined stories that examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Set at Christmas with a star-studded cast Love Actually is one of my favourite Christmas Films and never fails to make me laugh and cry. Sometimes both at the same time.
Elf. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love this film. Will Ferrell. Zooey Deschanel. Elf’s. Christmas. It’s one of the most feel good Christmas films that you can have and anyone that says otherwise, well. You’re off Santa’s list!
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Halloween Town filled with all the creatures you can think of and ones that you can’t. Everyone’s favourite Jack Skellington accidentally opens a portal to Christmas Town. What more needs to be said really?
Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Jim Carrey playing the title role of the Grinch. This film needs no explaining. It’s a family feel good film that gets everyone’s hearts warm and if not then well they’re the real Grinch then aren’t they!
Home Alone. When this film comes on I instantly feel Christmassy. It was my dream when I was younger that if my family went on holiday that they’d forget about me. I’d have the house to myself. I could do anything I want. I just didn’t want the Wet Bandits to be real. The classic line “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal” gets heard around the world and everyone knows what film you’re on about.
The Santa Clause films. Not just one of them, all three. I mean the beginning of the film where Tim Allen accidentally causes Santa to slip and fall to his death is obviously not a good one for the little kids but when he puts that jacket on, well we all know that something good is going to happen. We’re not disappointed either. Each one of the films has a great story line but the first one will forever be my favourite.
The Muppet Christmas Carol. Probably not one that jumps to mind straight away but come on. The Muppets. Michael Caine. What more needs to be said really? Miss Piggy and Kermit are back with the gang to make a twist on this classic tale and I love it.
Gremlins. Now there’s three rules for these. 1) No bright light. 2) Don’t get them wet. 3) Don’t feed them after midnight. Follow these rules and you’ll be fine. Don’t follow these rules and you’ll find out what happens. This film is probably the most forgotten of Christmas films but when you mention is everyone remembers Gizmo.
Shrek the Halls. Not a full length film but not one to look past either. Shrek the Halls always comes on on Christmas Eve and gets me all in the mood for Christmas the next day. Who doesn’t want to see Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Dragon and the gang all together for a Christmas short?