If you’re not spending the majority of the Christmas holidays curled up in a ball having your eyes tear from the glow of the television screen, then you’re all kinds of messed up.
Everyone has that list of movies that can’t help but make you feel Christmassy. Of course we’d never take them away from you, but seeing as ‘tis the season, we’re high on that charitable feeling and open to sharing our own Christmas Movie list with you. Enjoy!
1. Die Hard
You thought we were going to hide this one in between the festive classics? Well, you’re bang wrong.
Christmas and Die Hard go together like cookies and milk. There’s nothing like watching John McClane (Bruce Willis) secure the Nakatomi Plaza from Snape, with the faint glow of your Christmas lights in the background.
2. Home Alone
Keep the change you filthy animal!
We believe we’re at a stage where everyone who celebrates Christmas is well aware of this film and knows all about the traditional nostalgic feelings of re-watching this classic during the festive season.
The more years that go by, the more we wonder what Mr and Mrs Mc Callister did for a living to avoid that huge house and all those fabulous holidays.
3. Love Actually
Did somebody say Romcom?
A Christmas film filled with short heartwarming stories, perfect to enjoy the festive season with a loved one. Keep the tears back kids.
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
The live adaptation of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss where (spoiler alert?) the reclusive green Grinch decides to ruin Christmas for all of Whoville only to be swayed to change his ways by the the endearing Cindy Lou Who.
5. The Polar Express
Tom Hanks ✓
Magical Train ride to the North Pole ✓
Amazing Animation which at the time was incredible but will not be appreciated now as we’re never satisfied and are always looking for the new best thing… ✓
This endearing and entertaining tale of a human man (Will Farrell) raised as an Elf making his way in New York will always tug on the strings of our hearts while having us crying with laughter.
7. A Christmas Carol
With an endless list of adaptations to choose from, this Charles Dickens story will always remain a classic and is one to be witnessed by every new generation.