Christmas is all about time with family. There’s no better way to spend a cold afternoon or evening than sat on the sofa, all snuggled up under blankets, watching Christmas films.
I watch LOADS of films over the festive season, I love them. So I thought I would share with you some of my faves.
1. The Snowman/Father Christmas (Raymond Briggs)
I put these both together because I have them on the same DVD! I watch these two repeatedly during December. They are great to have on in the background or if you just want to relax on the sofa. The artwork is so unique and there is something magical about watching the snow fall whilst the snowman flies through the sky. I also love the humour in Father Christmas. It works for both adults and children alike and I love how grumpy he is portrayed to be!
2. Arthur Christmas
Another British one, but fairly new to the scene. This is a film about how the Christmas family live, with the honour of being Father Christmas being passed on through the generations. I love the idea that they are trying to incorporate modern technology into the system, and the mad Grandfather Christmas. He cracks me up every time I watch it!
3. It’s a Wonderful Life
If you have never seen this film – I strongly recommend you do! It’s a classic black and white, about a man who has been struggling at work and home. He is about to jump off a bridge when he is stopped by an angel who shows him what life would be like if he had never been born. A really heartfelt movie that requires plenty of tissues to be on hand at all times!
I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t love this film. Buddy is an orphan who is adopted by one of Santa’s Elf’s when he accidentally bring him back to the north pole. Buddy then grows up and travels to New York to find his real father. What could possibly go wrong?! It’s so innocently silly and yet all ages can enjoy – an absolute must!
5. Nightmare before Christmas
Ok, ok! I know this one is technically about Halloween as well, but I have said for many years now that this one could be watched daily from October 1st to December 25th without any arguments from me! Jack, the Pumpkin King of Halloween, accidentally finds himself in the town of Christmas and tries to bring back some of the essence to his home town. Needless to say it doesn’t go down to well! Tim Burton films have always appealed to me, and this one is no different. I will definitely be watching again this year!
So there you have it! That’s what I’ll be watching this year, amongst many others I’m sure.