Thursday, 8 December 2016

My Top Ten Christmas Films

There's no doubt that watching Christmas films gets me into the christmas mood. There's are a lot of films based around this time of year, and sometimes it's hard to choose which ones to watch. Here is my top ten Christmas films to watch this Christmas.

10. The Muppet Christmas Carol
I have watched this so many times that I can play the whole film in my head. This is normally my background film when wrapping presents. But nontheless, it's a great film and has a fun spin on the classic Dickens tale. Michael Kane is Scrooge, aongst the frogs, rats, and pigs. Packed with songs, jokes and general silliness. 

9. The Holiday
Two women, one from America and the other from Britain. After both experience bad breakups, they swap homes for christmas. This is a warm, easy to watch film and is great if you want a romantic christmas film to watch. 

8. Love Actually
If you haven't seen this film, then it can be quite confusing to follow. Richard Curtis, the king of Rom-Coms has nailed this Christmas favourite. The film follows nine stories, each with complexities of one emotion that connects us all: love. 

7. A Christmas Story
I enjoyed this as a child and sometimes I will get it out and watch it. It's 1940 America and Ralphie Parker dreams of owning a 'Red Ryder air rifle' and dreams of defeating a bully. Always at odds with his scrooge like dad, he is comforted by his doting mother. It's a comedy with a slight twist and an awsome family feel to it.    

6. Trading Places
This film is awsome and kind of tells a modern version of the christmas carol. Eddie Murphy is the streetwise hustler who switches lives with Dan Aykroyd's Mr wall street moneybags character, only to find himself the victim of a cruel joke played by a pair of nasty aristocrats. It's a classic and a must watch. 

5. A Nightmare Before Christmas
Another classic. I've been watching this film since I was eight years old. It never gets old. Tim Burton does a fantastic job on giving Christmas a dark edge. However, it does hold a christmas cheer and is bound to warm hearts. Jack Skellington has had enough of Halloween and wants to stand in for Santa.

4. Elf
This is a festive comedy, that will make you wet yourself with laughter. Will-Ferrell plays a naive human raised by elves and thrown into a cynical modern day New York.

3. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
This is a fun packed film, that is a take on the Dr Seuss books. Jim Carrey makes a fantastic Grinch, a hermit who lives on a rubbish dump near whoville. He hates Christmas, and sets out to destroy it all. But can anyone save Christmas in whoville?

2. Bridget Jone's Diary 
Bridget thinks she may have met Mr right, Mark Darcy when she spots him in a hideious christmas jumper at a family do. Okay, you can watch Bridget all year round. However, I paritcuarly enjoy it this time of year as it has a christmasy vibe about it.

1. Home Alone
This has always been my favourite christmas film. I was six when my parents took me and my cousins to the cinema to watch it. To me it's a classic.  

What parents forget a kid when going on holiday? A kids dream right? Kevin is about to have the ultimate adventure when his family go to Florida for Christmas, leaving him behind. He gets to eat ice cream, go into his older brothers room, order pizza and all before he gets to make the ultimate booby traps for the local thieves in his neighbourhood. 

What's your favourite Christmas film? Thank you for reading.

Love Jenni x

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