Ho Ho Ho! Santa Claus is comingggg to town!
With Christmas around the corner, and the weather making it impossible to venture outside, here are our top 10 films to watch during the Christmas holidays, meaning you can stick the kettle on, get comfy and enjoy some classic films!
10. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) – IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
At number 10 is a Christmas classic! Released in 1993, this film follows the life of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town. Bored of doing the same thing every year for Halloween, Jack stumbles onto the joys and beauty of Christmas, before facing the task of showing his fellow friends of bats, ghouls and goblins the magic Christmas time brings! Not only is the Nightmare Before Christmas a family-friendly film, it is a must-watch classic during the festive holidays!
9. Elf (2003) – IMDb Rating: 6.9/10
If you haven’t watched Elf, have you ever really enjoyed Christmas?!
Elf is a fantastically funny film, starring comedic genius Will Ferrell. Buddy is an elf who finds himself out of place in the North Pole due to his size and sets off to the big bad New York to find himself. Not only will this film have you falling around in laughter, it is also a film that will allow you to appreciate the good things you have in life!
8. A Christmas Carol (2009) – IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
This is a classic Christmas film, and the latest in a series of remakes and adaptions over the years. This version features the superb Jim Carrey. Not only is this film perfect for all ages, it will also teach you about the magic Christmas brings, as well as making you acknowledge your family and friends over materialistic goods.
7. The Snowman (1982) – IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
This is another absolute classic and a must-watch Christmas film!
A young boy makes a snowman on Christmas Eve, which comes to life and takes him on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. This film is famous for featuring the all-time classic Christmas song ‘Walking in the Air’ and is a perfect film for anyone wanting to get into the Christmas spirit!
6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – IMDb Rating: 6.1/10
This film is based on the book by Dr. Seuss and is about the magical land of Whoville, which exists inside a snowflake! All the Whos (The citizens of Whoville) love Christmas, but the Grinch is a nasty creature who despises the festive period and attempts to steal the holidays. Find out what happens, as this film is a classic for all ages!
5. The Santa Clause (1994) – IMDb Rating: 6.4/10
Is Santa Claus real?
Scott Calvin (played by the legend Tim Allen) tries to break it to his 6-year-old son that Santa Claus is not real, only to accidentally kill the actual Santa Claus. Follow Scott’s amazing journey as he steps into Santa’s shoes to save Christmas! This is another classic festive film, and will have you glued to your tv’s!
4. The Polar Express (2004) – IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
This film is a wonderfully animated adventure film, featuring the North Pole!
A young boy jumps on a train to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus and instead finds himself on a journey of self-discovery and magic. Not only will this film leave you excited for Christmas, but also shows you that the wonder of life never fades for those who always believe!
3. Miracle on 34th Street (1947) – IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
As the saying goes- Old is always Gold!
Will the real Santa Claus please stand up? This film is another classic – and will have you glued to your tv’s to find out who is the real Santa and hypnotized by the magic Christmas brings. Whilst there have been many remakes and adaptions to this film, the plot remains the same throughout!
2. Frozen (2013) – IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
Let it gooo!
Join Anna, Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven on a journey involving lots of snow, mystical trolls, and a hilarious snowman called Olaf. Whilst this may not be a direct Christmas film, this will have the whole family enjoying the festive spirits and bringing lots of laughter!
1. Home Alone (1990) – IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
If you haven’t watched Home Alone, you’re in for a real treat!
When eight-year-old Kevin is left home alone for the Christmas holidays, he finds himself in heaven; eating what he wants, watching what he wants, and more importantly – doing what he wants! However, when two sloppy burglars attempt to take advantage of what they think is an empty house, Kevin must grow up and defend his household! This film is a Christmas time classic – and a family favorite!