Yes we all love the presents, food and family fun but the festive season wouldn’t be perfect without Christmas films! Whenever the countdown to Christmas gets underway, there’s always someone also counting down to when ‘Home Alone’ is shown on TV! So we thought the right way to end our ‘12 Days of Christmas’ blog posts would be by discussing our top 5 Christmas films!
5) The Muppet Christmas Carol
With Sir Michael Caine as Scrooge, Gonzo the Great portraying Charles Dickens and Kermit as Bob Cratchit, how can you not love this version of the classic book? Even though it’s starring the Muppets, we would say it’s one of the most accurate versions of the classic story.
4) Miracle on 34th Street (the 1947 version)
Focusing on a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real deal, this is a true Christmas favourite. If you’re struggling to get the children to watch the black and white version of the film, there is a more recent version (1994) starring Richard Attenborough which is much more colourful!
3) The Snowman
The shortest of the films mentioned on this list, the book by Raymond Brigg’s came to life with a beautiful animation. Critically acclaimed, the film which tells the story of a boy whose snowman magically becomes real was even nominated for an Oscar!
2) Home Alone
Who doesn’t love ‘Home Alone’? The perfect example in how not to parent, Macaulay Culkin runs havoc by himself doing what he pleases. Which means eating loads of ice cream, staying up late and playing pranks on burglars!
A film about one of Santa’s elves finding out the truth about his human identity and spreading Christmas cheer around the world, Will Ferrell starred in what we think is the perfect Christmas movie.
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