Best festive films of all time
With Christmas just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to pop your slippers on, heat up some popcorn and settle down for a classic festive film with your friends and family.
To prevent any arguments over what you’re going to watch and ensure the movie you choose is a winner, here’s a rundown of our favourite festive films of all time to get you in the mood.
As soon as you hear Will Ferrell shout “SANTA’S COMING!” at the top of his voice, you know it’s time to put the tree up and unpack the tinsel.
Packed full of jokes, featuring a number of fantastic performances and with an appropriately sentimental end, the film is a family favourite for a reason.
Suitable for kids, parents, teenagers and everyone in between, Elf will get you in the holiday mood faster than you can say “Santa’s little helper”.
Though Die Hard may not instantly spring to mind when you think about Christmas, the first and second instalments of the franchise are set on Dec 24th.
The perfect option for households looking for a festive film with a bit of action thrown in, Die Hard manages to conjure up a huge amount of festive spirit while protecting America from the bad guys.
An arty alternative to mainstream festive films, Tim Burton’s classic Christmas tale is guaranteed to pluck at your heartstrings.
The story of a man who just wants to be loved, Edward Scissorhands is the perfect family favourite for a cosy Christmas get together.
If you grew up in the 90s, Christmas just isn’t Christmas without Home Alone.
A classic festive tale about family values, ingenuity and booby traps, Home Alone will help you get in the Christmas spirit and give you some great ideas just in case any burglars try to break in and steal your presents.
It’s a Wonderful Life
The ultimate Christmas film, It’s a Wonderful Life is one of the most uplifting and heart warming movies of all time.
If you still haven’t seen this Frank Capra classic, put it on your festive playlist this Christmas and thank us later.
With Netflix, iTunes and iPlayer making it easier than every to watch films online, why not download a few corkers to your tablet computer, laptop or smartphone and enjoy a festive film fest of your own?