I’m going to hold my hands up and admit when it comes to watching movies I am absolutely rubbish – I’m really more of a TV watcher and can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve been to the cinema in 2018. However it’s Christmas and we all know that means movies will be everywhere so I’m sharing some of my favourites from over the years
My Top Christmas Movies
Love Actually – I’m not much of a ‘chick flick’ watcher but I do love Love Actually. Whether it’s Hugh Grant’s Prime Minister dancing to Jump, or Olivia Olson’s Joanna belting out All I Want For Christmas this movie just makes me smile. Oh and Emma Thompson’s Karen discovering her husband has bought an expensive necklace for someone else never fails to break me.
Die Hard – This movie has been debated none stop in the office over the past month, is it a Christmas movie or not? I’m firmly of the opinion that Die Hard is a Christmas movie, after all it’s set on Christmas Eve as John McClane travels across the country to try and make things right with his estranged wife. You don’t get much more Christmas-y! It’s also my favourite Christmas movie so I expect to curl up on the sofa one evening this week and watch while I finish wrapping presents.
The Santa Clause – It’s been far too long since I last watched The Santa Clause but it was definitely an annual Christmas favourite while I was growing up.
Tim Allen’s character Scott accidentally spokes Santa causing him to fall from the roof. Scott puts on Santa’s suit, saving Christmas before discovering he has 11 months to put his affairs in order and move to the North Pole to become the new Santa Claus
Home Alone – This is another childhood classic which I’ve not watched for far too long! Looking back grown up me wonders how you can manage to forget your child even if you are in a rush to get to the airport, and thinks I probably shouldn’t have found a man getting an iron to the face quite as funny as I did!
The Muppet Christmas Carol – For me this is the best film adaptation of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. Michael Caine is fantastic as Scrooge and Rizzo the Rat was a real highlight for a 6 year old Sarah!
Movies I’m Looking Forward To Watching This Christmas
The Grinch – So I watched the live action version How The Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey back in 2000 and wasn’t particularly enthralled but I’ve seen a trailer or two for this latest version with Benedict Cumberbatch providing the voice for the Grinch and I think I want to watch it
Mary Poppins Returns – I enjoyed the original Disney film and I’ve read Mary Poppins Comes Back which is P.L. Travers sequel to her original novel. Plus Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda taking the leads in this really excites me so hopefully we’ll be watching it on Christmas Eve!
So there are some of my favourite Christmas movies. What movies make Christmas for you and are there any films you’re looking forward to watching this festive period? Let me know in the comments!