I usually start pretty earlier watching the Christmas movies to get into the spirit of things! I love the time of year, I think it has to be my favourite in fact. This year I came across the Christmas24 channel on Sky which opened up the options to watch many cheesy Christmas films I’d never seen before or probably will want to!
But nothing beats the ultimate top christmas movies of all time, turning the lights down – snacks and drinks to hand and a great Christmas movie on our Panasonic TV, lit by the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree…
10 – Nightmare before Christmas – A classic animated Tim Burton film that has to be the starter to the season, with Jack, the pumpkin king wanting to become Santa after visiting Christmas town.
9 – Love Actually – Christmas themed love stories which never fails to put me in a soppy mood and give you a good laugh with Hugh Grant dancing as the Prime Minister!
8 – The Holiday – A house swap between two women with completely different lives end with romance and laughs along the way, a proper warm the cockles film.
7 – Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone – Well you have to start with the first one, but this one does include wizard Harry’s first Christmas at Hogwarts with their fab knitted jumpers from Ron’s mum!
6 – The Grinch – Not far from Whoville lives a Grinch, who plans to ruin Christmas for everyone but gets befriended by one of the citizens Cindy Lou and attempts to make the Grinch change his mind.
5 – The Santa Clause – After Dad Scott accidentally scares Santa who falls from the roof and disappears, he finds himself recruited to be the next Santa and no matter how hard he tries to shave and lose weight – he continues to turn into Santa and eventually accepts he is Santa.
4 – Elf – Everyone knows the film Elf! When a baby from a orphanage sneaks into Santa’s present sack and taken back to the North Pole, he is raised as a Elf who causes havoc due to his size and decides to go to New York to find his real dad.
3 – Arthur Christmas – Santa’s clumsy son Arthur gets put on a mission with St. Nick’s father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.
2 – Home Alone – An 8-year old troublemaker Kevin McCallister must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
1 – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. With Christmas light shenanigans and burning christmas trees and more!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.