Friday, 16 December 2022
Tis the season to be jolly, and watching a festive movie is all part of the fun.
We share our top 10 best Christmas films. So, grab a mince pie, curl up in your fave reclining chair or sofa, and find out what to watch this Christmastime. Read on!
10. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
This old classic can still be enjoyed today. A festive tale featuring a shop worker at Macy’s, who hires a Santa Claus to work in the store and discovers he’s the real deal! A lovely family movie that will really get you into the festive mood. Nestle together on your fave comfy, reclining sofa with a soft throw and Christmas treats.
9. Elf (2003)
The hilarious Will Ferrell takes us on a journey from the North Pole to New York. Adopted by Santa and raised by Elves, this sweet and silly comedy will put smiles on everyone’s faces, as Ferrell’s character tries to locate his biological father. A fun film to watch or to have playing in the background at a festive family get together.
8. Scrooged (1988)
Starring Bill Murray, this alternative telling of A Christmas Carol (see below), focuses on an arrogant TV executive who ends up living out the story he is producing. Watch alone or together, this great film for a festive evening with a mulled wine to hand. Get extra cosy and warm by relaxing in a recliner with a heat and massage function.
7. A Christmas Carol (1951)
An old comfort classic that never gets old, this adaption of the famous novel by Charles Dickens is considered to be the best. With just the right sprinkling of spooky, moral values, and a feel-good ending, this is an ideal film for anyone who loves a bit of historical fiction. Get comfy, grab a snack, and sit back in your power recliner.
6. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
This film has become so synonymous with Christmas that more people have seen this version of A Christmas Carol than the classic above! If you’re a certain age, you will have grown up with the Muppets, so it’s always a fun, nostalgic film to watch. Why not curl up in a sumptuous velvet reclining armchair with your favourite treats?
5. White Christmas (1954)
One for the older generation or you can put on when the grandparents arrive. The legendary Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye dance and croon to a winter wonderland backdrop. Teaming up with Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, these stars from the past will light up elderly relatives. Spend some time reminiscing with your loved ones.
4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Crazy antics are guaranteed in this festive mishap comedy, starring Chevy Chase and a range of stars. The third sequel in the series, this family friendly film will have everyone laughing out loud. A brilliant Boxing Day movie, best enjoyed with any remaining festive sweets and a wipe-clean faux leather sofa for those sticky fingers.
3. Love Actually (2003)
Are you one of the faithful who religiously watch this film year after year? A beautiful Christmas movie, telling multiple stories of people’s interlacing lives. One minute you’re crying at the woes of Emma Thompson’s character, next you’re laughing at Bill Nighy playing the aged rockstar, Billy Mack. Enjoy by kicking back in a cosy recliner.
2. Home Alone (1990)
Love it or loathe it, there’s no denying this film sparks Christmas in most people’s minds! Kevin (Macauley Culkin) is left behind when his family go on holiday and mayhem ensues. A fun film for all the family, sink back into a soft jumbo cord sofa and enjoy. You’ll also be wondering how Kevin’s family can afford such a big house!
1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Most critics agree this is the best Christmas film of all time. Why? It blends magic with morals, telling the story of a bank clerk (James Stewart) who’s at the brink of despair. Watch this emotional rollercoaster to the very end and you’ll see why it’s a classic. Keep some tissues handy in your recliner’s side pocket, you’ll need them!
Christmas can mean different things to different people. But the main theme should always be to find your own idea of happiness. If you’re not feeling the Christmas cheer yet then hopefully our film suggestions will put you in a better mood (no-one can call you ‘Scrooge’!).
A great festive film is the antidote to cold, dark wintry days, when curling up in your fave armchair is the only option. And whether you have a partner, family, cat or dog, snuggling up together on a sofa is the best way to keep warm and get into the Christmas spirit.
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