Chris Morey

Red C survival guide #3

Our top Christmas films that will keep you inside from the cold this year!

After we’d explain our top tips for your Christmas leftovers, we thought it may be worth letting you know the best films you can sit down and watch with your leftover yumminess. To make it clear these are no particular order, but I would argue The Nightmare before Christmas trumps them all!

Home Alone (1990)

A Christmas classic in everybody’s books, this story of an eight-year-old troublemaker left to protect his house from a pair of burglars will take you right back to your childhood and get you in the mood for Christmas.

Love Actually (2003)

This romantic comedy has become somewhat a right of passage leading up to Christmas for all ages, with it nearing its 15-year anniversary you may also wanted to check out the video they did for Red Nose Day 2017

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Although they remade this classic in 1994 with the Matilda actress we would recommend the classic 1947 film. This film appeals to all ages and really does show the magic of the old black and white films.

Elf (2003)

This sweet and funny film can provide you with all the belly laughs needed to get in to the Christmas spirit. Will Ferrell shows an innocent view on the Christmas story and the true excitement a child feels.

The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)

We know this may be controversial as some consider it to be a Halloween film but with the release date smack bang in the middle of both, we can argue this is a true Christmas film! Tim Burton’s fantasy take on Christmas town is a dark and funny approach on the Christmas film.

A Christmas Carol / Scrooge (1951)

Another golden oldie and a story that everybody should be told before Christmas, this old tale shows how Christmas spirit can change the grumpiest of hearts to believe in the giving side of Christmas. We recommend to anyone with young children!

Trading Places (1983)

This is definitely not suitable for Christmas, but this Eddie Murphy comedy can give any adults a good belly laugh leading up to Christmas. Another dark and humorous take on the Christmas period, we would recommend sitting down with friends for this one.

How the Grinch stole Christmas (2000)

Jim Carrey managed to bring to life the Dr. Seuss book with his overly exaggerated facial expressions that he is known for. Again, this film appeals to all ages and warms even the biggest Scrooge’s heart.

The Holiday (2006)

When two women from very different worlds swap homes in each other’s countries, they fall in love with the most unexpected men. This romantic comedy is a good film to sit down with your friends and share some good laughs.

Die Hard (1988)

Some people forget the link this original Die Hard has to Christmas but when John McLane tries to save his wife from the deadly terrorist Hans Gruber it is during a Christmas party! This non-stop action thriller will get your pulses raising and excited for Christmas.