Classic Christmas Films by Kirsty Walkington

Tis the season to be jolly, and what a better way to fill yourself with Christmas cheer, than to watch a classic Christmas film. If you haven’t seen any of the following, we’re not judging you, just make sure you put them on your Christmas list this year as they are sure to get you in the festive mood.

Elf (2003)

No matter your age, no matter your gender, no matter if you love Will Ferrell or you hate him, this film is an absolute must watch. Elf is a fantastic family film packed to the brim with witty one liners and Christmas cheer. Will Ferrell gives life to Buddy the Elf, a spirited human raised at the North Pole. His eccentric ways shine as he enjoys the delights of New York City whilst in search of his true identity.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

An absolute classic. Dr Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas should always be on your Christmas watch list. He’s a mean one, that Mr. Grinch, but his malice is tested when a young girl tries to befriend him despite his best efforts to ruin Christmas for the citizens of Whoville. Jim Carrey is fabulous with his portrayal of the callous, green Grinch in this holiday gift of a movie.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Perhaps not technically a Christmas film, It’s a Wonderful Life is an absolute sensation. It may invoke tears of joy and tears of sadness from unparalleled performances but the story unfolding will teach you more than you ever could have thought a film could. It doesn’t really need to be said that It’s A Wonderful Life, truly is a wonderful movie. Hugs and kisses all around this Christmas I’d expect.

The Polar Express (2004)

Saving the best for last, The Polar Express. With the heavy expectations of Chris Van Allsburg’s book, this film soared to heights no one could have possibly predicted. Loaded with holiday joy and childlike wonder, The Polar Express is my personal favourite. Put simply, the film is magical and there is nothing better to get you and your loved ones sparkling in Christmas spirit.

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