As seen in Aspire Magazine, December 2019.
Love them or loathe them, those Christmas films are coming! Here are a few hits (and the odd guilty pleasure) to see you through the most wonderful time of the year…
The Snowman (1982)
The Snowman is a timeless, animated journey. On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas. Enjoy this original masterpiece with the whole family.
Home Alone (1990)
A 90s classic loved by kids and parents alike, Home Alone is a family comedy without the family. An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Love Actually (2003)
2003's feel-good comedy of the year, from one of Britain's most successful comedy screenwriters, Richard Curtis, Love Actually follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives in various, loosely interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London.
Made for the kids, loved by the adults too! After discovering he is a human, Buddy, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father, spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics in the process.
A Christmas Carol (1951) / A Christmas Carol (1938) / The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Adaptations of the classic, 1843 novel by Charles Dickens. Old bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
Die Hard (1988)
Suspense, excitement and adventure - forty stories high, on Christmas Eve. An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. Unable to escape and with no immediate police response, John is forced to take matters into his own hands.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1967) / How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch, who plans on ruining Christmas for all of the citizens of the town. Based on the heart-warming and hilarious book by Dr. Seuss.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, decides to spread Christmas joy to the world. But his well-meaning mission causes confusion, unwittingly puts Santa Clause in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for all good little boys and girls everywhere!
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Frank Capra's Christmas masterpiece follows the story of Clarence, an angel sent from Heaven to help George, a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Regarded by some as the best Christmas film ever made.