The Grinch (2018)
Released this year, the animated family comedy is a wonderful and meaningful Christmas film which can be enjoyed by those of all ages.
I saw this movie in the cinema with my friend and her boyfriend, and my boyfriend, and we all loved it.
The film itself was so colourful and vibrant, the music was great, and it was pretty hilarious. I love the overall message this story gives, and I think it’s a great reminder for what Christmas should be about.
The Santa Clause (1994)
This is a family comedy about a business man who accidentally kills Santa, and must take his place to keep Christmas going.
There are three movies in total, and I watch all of them every single year! I don’t even really know what it is about these movies that I love so much, but I definitely find myself loving them more every time I watch them. I especially love the third movie in which Jack Frost becomes an antagonist. All three are such easy watches and really get me into the Christmas spirit.
My boyfriend will definitely be roped into watching this with me this year!
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Whether you think this is a Halloween film, or a Christmas film (I think it’s both), The Nightmare Before Christmas is a must-watch every year!
I absolutely love this movie – about Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovering Christmas Town, and attempting to bring it home.
It has a brilliant soundtrack, and I love Tim Burton’s movies and their animation, so this is easily a favourite of mine.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Although I haven’t watched this movie for a few years, I can recall absolutely loving it, and so it’s definitely on my list to watch again this year.
This is a family movie in which a young girl and a lawyer try to prove that a man claiming to be Santa is really him.
I think Richard Attenborough makes a fantastic and believable Santa, which makes this Christmas film truly heartwarming.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Although the animated 2018 version of this movie was fantastic, nothing quite beats Jim Carrey’s performance, and the most hilarious version of The Grinch!
I would say this movie appeals to my generation now as we have somehow managed to relate to The Grinch’s humour, making it a very quotable and iconic film (see: “Four o’clock, wallow in self pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one. 5:30, jazzercize. 6:30, dinner with me. I can’t cancel that again. 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing; I’m booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9 I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear?”).
Make sure to let me know your personal favourite Christmas movie so I can add it to my Christmas Movie Marathon!