What could be better on a cold Winter’s evening than snuggling up on the sofa, fire blazing, wrapped in a huge blanket, sporting the thickest thermal socks you own and cradling a giant mug of hot chocolate on a cold Winter’s evening…except a great Christmas movie!
Well, all of these things combined, would be just about my idea of the perfect evening!
I put together a list of my TOP 5 favourite Christmas films for you, if you are looking for some movie inspiration for your family night in, look no further!
In no particular order…
1. ELF (2003)
I LOVE Will Ferrell. This is, hands down, the funniest Christmas movie ever. There are just the right amount of hilarious innuendoes that only the grown ups will understand, and yet it still feels innocent enough for the kiddies to enjoy.
2. SANTA CLAUS THE MOVIE (1985)
A true classic. This film will always have a special place in my heart. It is such a fantastic Christmas film. The North Pole scenes seemed so realistic to me as a child. My mum was able to convince me that it was in fact a documentary showing the REAL Santa, in his REAL workshop, going about his REAL LIFE! I believed her for a long…long…time…
3. DIE HARD (1988)
All the best films (and people…) are products of the 80’s!
I am ashamed to say that I only watched this film for the first time last year. I couldn’t understand how it could be considered a ‘Christmas movie’- but it totally is!
It is the ultimate, alternative, action-packed, edge of your seat, nail biting Christmas movie.
I loved it. My brother had to tell me to shut up countless times during the film, while I shouted “OH MY GOD. NO. HOLY SH*T. AAAAAHHH”… Fantastic. Watch it.
4. RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (2012)
Another fantastic ‘kids’ film. A little alternative to the usual Christmas films. This one focuses on all the ‘guardians’- Santa, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny etc…
It has a story line that is centred around getting children to ‘believe’, I just love the magic of it…and also the fact that Santa is portrayed as a tough, burly, tattooed, Russian man with a hard exterior and a heart of gold (…is it just me or is there something about him?!)
5. HOME ALONE (1990)
It’s not Christmas until you have watched Home Alone at least twice.
Packed full of laughs, a little fear, and some questionable parenting, this is a much loved Christmas movie for all of us!
It requires no explanation, I am yet to meet anyone who doesn’t love it!
What is YOUR favourite Christmas movie??
Skint Momma xx
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