On Christmas Eve there is nothing better than snuggling up on the sofa with your loved ones and watching a cheesy Christmas movie. I’m a sucker for them but my boyfriend isn’t overly keen, so I thought I’d share my top ten to prove there’s something here for everyone. Happy viewing!
For the romantic
There’s no greater romantic Christmas film than Richard Curtis’ Love Actually. A film featuring interwoven love stories, including office romance, newlyweds, a widower and unrequited love, there’s a character every viewer could relate to.
For the action lover
The only Christmas film my boyfriend will willingly watch is Die Hard. To be fair, it is set at Christmas!
For the family
Christmas is generally a time for ‘family films’ and there’s plenty to entertain all ages. Home Alone 1 & 2 make a great double bill – funny, heart warming and make you really appreciate your crazy family.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without a screening of It’s A Wonderful Life. They don’t make ’em like they used to! This film is more than 60 years old, and it’s testament to its timeless appeal that it has entertained so many generations of film fans.
Another must- see classic is Santa Claus starring Dudley Moore. Bound to melt the hardest of hearts, if this doesn’t make you believe in the magic of Christmas, nothing will.
And speaking of the man with the big red coat, Tim Allen’s The Santa Clause is pretty great too, especially for kids who are starting to question the existence of the old man himself. The two sequels ain’t half bad either – I saw the third film at the cinema when I was in my first year at uni – my coolness knows no bounds!
For the children
I’ve loved the short animation Father Christmas for years. It’s only about 20 minutes long, so if you’ve got kids with a short attention span, this one will do the trick!
Need a sing along? The Muppet Christmas Carol is the perfect film – Michael Caine busting out a choon at the end is epic!
For the big kids
If you think you’re too old for Christmas films, Fred Claus is a happy in-between film. It still has a bit of a family feel but with a grown up edge, courtesy of Vince Vaughn.