Ten Christmas Films To Get You Feeling Festive

By Gary

We’ve made a list and checked it twice, Christmas films to get you in the festive mood.

From modern classics to long time family favourites but has your go to film made the list elves, Santas and forgetful parents?

So get the Christmas spirit flowing with our list of the top ten Christmas films to watch or put on yours and snuggle down for Christmas.

1 – ELF (2003)

Raised as an oversized elf, Buddy travels from the North Pole to New York City to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs, who doesn’t know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas. spirit.

Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Mary Steenburgen and Zooey Deschanel.

Directed By: Jon Favreau.

2 – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore.

Directed By: Frank Capra.

3 – HOME ALONE (1990)

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.

Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara and John Candy.

Directed By: John Hughes.

4 – LOVE ACTUALLY (2003)

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Martin Freeman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Rickman, Rowan Atkinson and many others.

Directed By: Richard Curtis.

5 – SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE (1985)

The legend of Santa Claus is put in jeopardy when an unscrupulous toy manufacturer attempts to take over Christmas.

Stars: Dudley Moore, John Lithgow and David Huddleston.

Directed By: Jeannot Szwarc

6 – NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACTION (1989)

The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo and      Juliet Lewis.

Directed By: Jeremiah S. Chechik.

7 – MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)

A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.

Stars: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J.T. Walsh and Mara Wilson.

Directed By: Les Mayfield

8 – SCROOGED (1988)

A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen and John Forsythe.

Directed By: Richard Donner.

9 – THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004)

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Stars: Tom Hanks.

Directed By: Robert Zemeckis.

10 – THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.

Stars: Michael Caine, Voices Of Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson and Frank Oz.

Directed By: Brian Henson.