My Top 5 Christmas Films
One of my favourite things to do around Christmas is cuddle up on the sofa with lots of yummy snacks and watch a good Christmas film. It’s the only time of year when it’s socially acceptable to watch truly cheesy films, which I absolutely love! There are so many to choose from, so I thought I would share my top 5.
5. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
I’m not talking about the 1964 stop motion TV movie. I’m talking about the 1998 feature length animated film. You’ve got Whoopi Goldberg as a sassy ice queen (could give Elsa a run for her money, tbh), some truly terrible jokes, and a bonus visit from Paul McCartney’s ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ that makes the whole movie worth it. This movie is the ultimate childhood nostalgia for me.
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Could you believe that I had never seen this film until a few years ago? (Shocking, I know) This film is a true classic, from the incredible adult jokes (the whos’ key party for one) to the adorable singing of Cindy Lou-Who, you just can’t beat it. Jim Carrey deserved an Oscar for this.
3. The Polar Express
Ahhh. This movie just hits you right in the feels. Josh Groban’s ‘Believe’ is one of my favourite Christmas songs, and I have such respect for Tom Hanks after realising that he voiced almost every character in this film!
2. The Holiday
This is the only ‘grown up’ film in my top 5, and it truly deserves this spot. Kate Winslet’s incredible journey to discover her inner badass is unbeatable, and I think we could all admit that we’d have the exact same reaction upon entering that amazing house. Plus, Jude Law is perfection.
1. Arthur Christmas
I reckon this is my favourite Christmas film of all time. A lot of people have never even heard of it, which I personally think is a national crisis. It’s the purest story of true Christmas spirit that I’ve ever seen, and makes my heart swell every time I watch it. Bill Nye’s Grandsanta is truly hilarious, and the ending makes me cry every single time (the best kind of tears though). It’s currently on Netflix UK, and I would highly recommend purchasing it if you live anywhere else. You’ll want to watch it again and again.
I would love to know your favourite Christmas/Holiday films, let me know in the comments!
I’m going to go watch them all now ?