There’s nothing better than a living room filled with family and friends, a few glasses of vino and good old Christmas film. Everyone has their favourites, from classic Christmas tales to the equally as classic Die Hard.
We asked everyone in the office for their favourite Christmas films and compiled them into a list below- there’s films for those who don’t enjoy the festive season so much, to those who have Christmas trees dangling from their earlobes and tinsel in their hair.
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A foul-tempered green and hairy creature who lives on Mount Crumpit, the Grinch hates Christmas almost as much as the residents of Whoville, the town at the bottom of his mountain.
One night he decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos by taking all their decorations, presents and Christmassy things. However he soon learns a valuable lesson about the true spirit of the festive season!
Six-year old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood’s most enduring miracle, Santa Claus.
Her mother told her the “secret” about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn’t expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list.
But after meeting a special department store Santa who’s convinced he’s the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all, something to believe in.
Home Alone- Eight-year-old Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house overnight!
Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays.
Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in and Kevin’s rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them!
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
In true Dickensian style, George’s newfound friend gives him the opportunity to glimpse a world without him in it and the repercussions his absence has on his nearest and dearest.
As a human raised by Papa Elf, Buddy (Will Ferrell) comes to realise he doesn’t fit in with the other elves.
Determined to find a place where he belongs, Buddy searches for his real dad in New York City!
With the world is seriously lacking in Christmas spirit, causing Santa all kinds of problems- Buddy enlists the help of hid brother and co-worker to show the world the true meaning of Christmas spirit.
When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
This zingy Brit-com weaves a vivid crazy quilt of interlocking or unrelated vignettes all dealing with the subject of love over the Christmas holidays in London.
Washed-up crooked and corrupt department store Santa Willie T. Stokes plan their next Christmas heist but fall under the suspicious eye the store manager and a savvy mall detective.
Willie also has to deal with an 8-year-old misfit who believes Willie is the real Santa. A bawdy laugh-out-loud experience Bad Santa is the ultimate festive movie for people who don’t like Christmas.
9. The Holiday
Meet Iris (Kate Winslet) and Amanda (Cameron Diaz), two women who couldn’t be more different – one lives in a cosy English cottage, the other in a swanky Hollywood estate – but who are alike in their mutual bad luck with men. In desperate need of an escape, they meet online and impulsively switch homes. Both find the last thing either wants or expects – a new romance – and discover that a change of address really can change your life.
A man buys a Mogwai as a Christmas present for his son. The young boy is told to keep the pet away from water, out of the light and never to feed it after midnight. Inadvertently, the creature is dampened and almost instantly, produces half a dozen furry replicas of itself which continue to multiply and turn the small town upside-down.
The Muppet Christmas Carol, is a re-telling of the Charles Dickens tale featuring Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit and Michael Cane as Scrooge.
Scrooge is visited by the sprits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and Scrooge, after revisiting his sorrowful past, hate-filled present, and doomed future, turns over a new leaf and becomes the most generous and celebratory person in town.