So today we wanted to share with you our all time favourite Christmas movies, but not just the classic Santa and Rudolph etc, we also wanted to share with you the sort of movies we watch at Christmas with our families. So let's go!
1. How the Grinch stole Christmas
The Grinch is my all time favourite Christmas movie without a doubt! Although I'm not even sure why. Maybe it's the rhyming or the just purely the Grinch, he is such an odd and outrages character, (which Jim Carrey portrays extremely well) making it a truly unique Christmas movies. It's the oddest one in my eyes and I guess that's why I like it. For me it is literally a Christmas tradition to watch The Grinch!
2. The Polar Express
The Polar Express is simply beautiful. The storyline we can all relate to as it puts that magic back into Christmas, what if we couldn't hear the bells because we stopped believing? It really takes you back to your childhood of believing in Santa and the excitement of waking up Christmas morning. A main thing I truly love about this movie is how it has been put together. It isn't just the imagery we are shown but the type of animation, it is so life like but not quite which I feel really adds to the magic of the movie.
3. The Holiday
Now this is probably the only Christmas movie that isn't your typical classic. There's no Father Christmas or Rudolph or a famous tale written by a world renowned writer but great friendship and romance - that isn't extremely cheesy! The Holiday I think helps remind you that a change of scenery is always good and great things can happen when you're least expecting it.
Now I know what you're thinking, why isn't Elf at the top of my list? Well this is because although I like it it isn't my favourite but still one of the top few. Elf is probably my least watched movie out of my five but I do really enjoy it. I love watching movies with Will Farrell in, and although I sometimes find Elf a bit too much it does have a sweet story and we've all gone through moments when we feel we don't fit in or no one cares so it is really relatable. Everyone should have someone who cares at Christmas!
5. The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Muppet Christmas Carol! I shamefully haven't watch the new adaptation of the Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens, however I do really enjoy this version. Although I didn't really watch the muppets when I was younger, the story told through their characters makes it more accessible for children. Plus it's a musical and Michael Caine plays Scrooge - what's not to love?!
Something for everyone
6. Harry Potter
YOU'RE A WIZARD HARRY! Now like many people I have been brought up with the stories of Harry Potter. I remember getting the first book The Philosophers Stone and I still have the film on VHS! I think even if you weren't brought up with the stories of Harry Potter they are still great movies to watch at Christmas. It's got magic and a lot of action - who can't find something they love from that.
7. Star Wars
Another great series I watch with my family each year is of course Star Wars and we will be seeing the newest episode - The last Jedi as soon as it's out. Like Harry Potter, I was brought up on Star Wars, although the episodes 4,5 and 6 we're filmed in the 70s/80s, it was something my parents liked and decided to introduce me to it. There is nothing quite like this franchise and that's why it captivates so many of us. Again another fantasy world that we can all immerse ourselves in and pretend we're part of, plus you always have to watch an epic film at Christmas.
Now Shrek is just an awesome family friendly movie. Once again we are stepping into a fantasy world with magical creatures, but don't let this put you off. When there's Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy starring side by side as Shrek and Donkey it's going to be hilarious. For those who haven't seen Shrek it is filled with comedy, adventure and love and that's something that makes it perfect to watch at Christmas with all the family.
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
This film is based on many peoples childhood favourite book written by C.S.Lewis. The children step through the wardrobe to escape a war and find themselves within another but at least it's magical - yes if you haven't noticed there is a clear magic theme running through these movies. Narnia is filled with wonders you could only dream of seeing, plus it's not everyday you casually talk to a Lion and it talks back. Truly a beautiful and captivating film and should definitely be on your list to watch at Christmas!
10. Back to the Future
Nostalgia winning you over with this one? That's why it's on my list! You always have to watch a good 80s movie. Maybe once again it's because I grew up with some of these movies as I was born in the 90s but they just give me a nice homey, cosy feeling, plus Back to the Future is a classic. We all love the thought of time travel and what it'll be like in 100-1000 years time. It's just crazy to watch the first movie now as they traveled forward to 2017 - it's not what they thought it was going to be, but what better time to watch it if you haven't already this year.
We hope this list has given you some movie ideas for the Christmas period, enjoy!