Our top 5 Christmas films

As Christmas is getting closer what else is there to do other than binge watch christmas movies on repeat. Check our top 5 films below.

The holiday 

The holiday a film with a lot of cheese, but who doesn’t love a christmas romance. Starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz who play two women who are fed up with spending christmas alone and team up to swap houses over the festive season. It makes you feel warm in all the right ways and seeing Jack Black as a romantic lead is a surprise, but one that ultimately pays off.

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Everyone (apart from the parents that make the outfits) love a good school nativity. Whether it was you who had the honour of playing the donkey, or the proud parent watching in the audience. This upbeat christmas film brings fun and laughter as it captures the nightmare and playful spirit of putting together a school nativity. A heartbroken Martin Freeman teams up with Marc Wootton as Mr Poppy, a christmas loving soul, and they are forced to put together a performance filled with unruly kids as they learn the meaning of christmas through to innocence and naivety of children!

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I don’t think this film needs any introduction as this, in my eyes, is a christmas must see. In the film Buddy is raised in the north pole by elves, then despite clear indications e.g his size, he is shocked upon realising he is human. So off sets Bussy, to the bright lights of New York, to find his real dad.  Anyone who has seen this film will understand what I mean by ‘the spaghetti’ and if you give this a watch, all will become clear. Will Ferrell plays an amazing part and captures the enthusiasm and excitement of christmas in this comedy.

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Christmas with the Coopers

No christmas ever goes to plan and this movie showcases that. Four generations of the Cooper family come together to honour their annual christmas eve traditions with a few unexpected guests along the way. It’s filled with laughter, love and a crazy family, to me that is what Christmas is all about. Starring Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried and Timothée Chalamet. This film reflects the ‘put together-ness’ of a family holiday, and will remind you- while your family do your head in, they are entirely yours.

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Home Alone

This christmas movie screams childhood to me, as this is a favourite for most people. It starts off with 8-year-old Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin, playing up the night before the big family trip to Paris. Kevin is made to sleep in the attic (yes maybe doesn’t hold up well by 2019 standards- these nineties kids were hardier) and is forgotten as the family leave for the big xmas trip.. But the excitement of living alone quickly comes to an end when two con men, played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, plan to rob the McCallister home. Not on Kevin’s watch. If you haven’t already i would recommend to watch as It’s not christmas without Home Alone.

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