One of the best things about the festive season and the lead up to the big day is being able to curl up on the sofa with the family and enjoy a Christmas movie together. We’ve already started to enjoy the many Christmas films of that have been popping up on the television of late and luckily now Olly is taking more of an interest in films and will sit still for longer than ten minutes, we’ve been able to introduce to him some absolute classics.
We love to watch a good Christmas film in style; we all get in our cosy pyjamas, snuggle up on the sofa with our fleecy blankets and as we have a moderate size telly box (the Viera 4KTV is similar) we turn the TV up loud and enjoy a home cinema style experience in the comfort of our own home.
Here’s our top 10 family Christmas films
10) The Polar Express – a magical tale of a disbelieving young boy who takes an enchanting ride to the North Pole and discovers a lot more than he imagined he would. Olly’s not watched this film as yet but it’s on our ‘to-watch’ list this Christmas
9) Arthur Christmas – when Santa makes a mistake and misses the delivery of a present to one child, Arthur Christmas (Santa’s youngest Son) saves the day. A real family favourite and one we’ll watch before the big day.
8) The Muppet Christmas Carol – a great film to introduce younger members of the family to Dicken’s famous tale of Christmas past, present and future. The Muppet’s are sure to entertain little ones with this classic tale.
7) Home Alone 2 – a true classic Christmas film for adults who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, this is Hubby’s favourite Christmas film as it repeatedly makes him laugh, even after seeing it countless times.
6) Miracle on 34th Street – a must-see Christmas film for all the family, the tale of Kris Kringle who reassures young Susan Walker of the magic of Christmas.
5) The Snowman – the film behind the famous soundtrack, the Snowman is one of the films from my childhood and although it’s rather short it’s a fantastic film for little ones to enjoy and build excitement about snow and building a snowman.
4) Jack Frost – another classic film about a Snowman coming to life, this one tugs at my heart strings as a young boy loses his father who magically becomes the Snowman.
3) Santa Claus The Movie – this film reminds me of a past Christmas Eve when my Sister and I found out Father Christmas wasn’t real. The Father Christmas is this film will always be the real Father Christmas for me and is one of my all time favourite movies.
2) Home Alone – It’s not Christmas unless you’ve seen Home Alone and this film is hilarious. I’m not sure whether Olly will watch this as it’s probably a little bit too grown up for him but both hubby and I enjoy watching it.
1) Elf – quite possibly the best Christmas film of the festive season for both hubby and I is Elf. Stupidly funny but heart warmingly entertaining, the best film to watch in front of the twinkly lights of the Christmas tree with the family.
What Christmas movies are on your family ‘must-see’ films this festive season? I’d love to hear what your favourites are.
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