Wednesday, 7 December 2016

My Favourite Christmas Films

During the festive period, cuddling up with a blanket and hot chocolate whilst watching a Christmas film sounds like heaven. So I thought I would let you all know what my all time favourite festive films are.

The Santa Clause 

A firm family favourite! For as long as I remember, this film plays on repeat in the Brocklehurst household during the holidays. 
Santa falls off Scott Calvin's roof on Christmas Eve and Scott's son, Charlie, persuades him to try on Santa's suit, not realising that he now has to accept all of Santa Claus's duties! Staring the hilarious Tim Allen, this film is packed with jokes for both children and adults, making it perfect for the whole family.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton is known for his creepy yet incredible films, but The Nightmare Before Christmas is definitely my favourite. In "Halloween Town", Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king, decides to spread the joy of Christmas across the globe. But, his good intentions place Santa Claus in peril, creating a nightmare for well-behaved children everywhere! With fantastic music and jokes, this film is great fun and perfect for the autumn and winter months.

Home Alone 2

Out of the Home Alone franchise, the second is definitely the best in my opinion! Kevin McCallister, a mischievous and ingenious eight year old, somehow arrives in New York City alone whilst traveling to Florida on a family holiday. With bounds of money and credit cards, Kevin turns NYC into his very own playing field. Until, the notorious 'Wet Bandits' arrive in the Big Apple, conspiring a massive festive break-in. But as always, Kevin greets them with countless awesome booby traps no one could forget. As a family, we watch this every Christmas Eve in matching pjs!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

This has to be the most hilarious Christmas film that I have ever watched, it is funny for all ages so all the family can enjoy it! It is an live adaptation of Dr. Seuss' well known tale where the heartless Grinch decides to wreck the spirited people of Whoville's Christmas. By leaving his cave to steal anything Christmas-related from the town, accompanied by his dog, Max. However, Cindy Lou Who, an adorable little girl, creates a glitch in the miserable creature's plan. I have to admit that I know this film word by word and often find myself quoting it!

Mrs. Miracle

I came across this brilliant film a few years ago on the Christmas film channel on TV. Originally a book by Debbie Macomber, a widowed dad, Seth Webster, is in desperate need of a miracle to help him keep his family together and to control his two rebellious twin boys. When a sassy, patient and wise nanny, Mrs Miracle, arrives she manages to calm the chaos and eventually give Seth the courage to find love again. Staring the legend, Doris Roberts, this film is truly a heart warming classic that I watch a number of times throughout the festive period.

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