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Yet another Christmas themed post (sorry reader). This time it’s films and more particularly my top 10 Christmas films count down…
10. Holiday inn. Although old and in black and white (although you can buy a colourised copy now) this film is classic and very festive.
9. The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s child. Yes children’s stories but lovely films great for watching with all the family.
8. The wizard of oz. Not really a Christmas film but is on TV every Christmas and therefore has over time become a classic Christmas film.
7. White Christmas. Another classic and again in black and white. Some slightly awful scenery and props typical to the time but still a lovely film.
6. Home Alone. A little outdated now but still much loved. A great film to watch with all the family. The second Home Alone is also a great film and even more Christmassy.
5. Die Hard. Again not a Christmas film technically but instead has a Christmas party scene and puts you a Christmas mood. This one of course can be watched in November if you’re feeling a bit festive and don’t want to be judged for starting the Christmas films early.
4. Love actually. A beautifully festive chick flick!
3. The Nightmare before Christmas. A newish take on Christmas written by Tim Burton. Like all of Burtons films the characters are all gothic ‘Tim Burton’ style drawing in a film that brings together Halloween and Christmas.
2. How The Grinch who stole Christmas. Jim Carrey brings to life this evil yet in the end loveable character of The Grinch. This classic Dr Seuss book is turned into a great film filled with Seuss style buildings, vehicles and characters. This film will always be loved by all the family.
“And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day”
1. Elf. By far the best Christmas film ever, it’s happy, funny and sad all at once. A must watch every year, it will always be my favourite Christmas film!
‘Buddy the Elf what’s your favourite colour?’