I am a total new-film phobe. I mean, I stick to the same films year in year out, much to Bea’s dismay. I don’t know what it is, I just get worried about watching a film that ends up being rubbish and I’ve wasted 2+ hours of my life? Anyone else with me on that? But anyway, I’m even worse with Christmas films, there are about 4 films that I will watch every year, about twice a year, because I love them, I know I’m going to enjoy them and certainly won’t be wasting any hours of my life on them…if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?
Anyway, I’ve compiled a list of my FAVOURITE christmas films that I think are all absolutely amazing in different ways. If you, like me, get the new film fear, you can trust me that these films are certainly worth taking a chance on, you will not be disappointed.
A christmas carol – the newer and animated version, I have really clear memories of watching this for the first time in Birmingham with my dad and an old friend Miki, we’d been to a ‘free JLS concert’…but, in usual West Midlands style, there was a stabbing and it got shut down soon after it began. We went and watched this film in 3D and it was absolutely amazing, I’ve loved it ever since. This is a classic that me and my dad watch every year on Christmas eve…simply lovely.
Polar express – The film I watch with my stepdad Neil every year on Christmas eve / the night before. I have to say I think this film takes the crown as my favourite christmas film OF ALL TIME. I don’t know what it is about it, I just love it..just thinking about watching it now gives me little butterflies inside, I can’t wait to watch it again this year and eat too much chocolate at the same time.
Love actually – an absolute classic, all the emotions…laughter, love, betrayal, anger…and happy endings all round for all which is GREAT.
The Grinch – I somehow went 19 years without watching this film? I hear you all shrieking. I don’t know how I did, maybe I did watch it when I was a lot younger but I really don’t remember it at all. But now that I have been properly introduced to it, it’s definitely one I’ll be going back to year in year out now, thanks to Mat for watching it with me a couple years ago…are you ready to watch it again this year Mat? Can’t wait to see you.
Elf – the totally ridiculous one that you just can’t help but love. Every year I feel just as sorry for Buddy as I did the first time I watched it.
The Holiday – another relatively new addition to my list, but it’s definitely now one of my favourites.
This year I don’t have any uni work to be doing, as well as finishing work mid December, so I’ll have plenty of time to watch lots more christmas films. Dad said that we would watch a different film a day this year, which sounds excellent to me! Also perfectly timed is channel 5’s announcement of showing a christmas film everyday this month, so I’ll definitely be tuning in for that to find some new favourite films.
What’s your favourite christmas film? Do you prefer the old films or the new ones? Animated films? let me know!