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Stuck inside in the cold? Get the telly on.

Stuck inside in the cold? Get the telly on.

Published at 6:51am 22nd December 2019.

Hold on for deer life! These festive films will take your festive period to the next level.

  • Whether you're watching on VHS or Netflix, who doesn't love a good Christmas film?
  • We're going through the best Christmassy cinematic masterpieces.
  • Do you agree? Or have we got it totally wrong? Let us know at the bottom of the article.

 

Love Actually

IMDb: 7.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes: 64%.

We need to get this one out of the way. It's undeniably a classic. It's the first thing you think of when someone says "Christmas Film".

This might be an unpopular opinion, but eventually, Doesn't that get a bit tiring?

Elf

IMDb: 6.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes: 84%.

Next up, the story of a human raised among elves at the North Pole.

Buddy should be an inspiration for all of us, whether it's his never-failing positivity...

...his ambition when it comes to decorations...

...or his unique way of answering the phone. If you want a Christmas challenge, next time you pick up the phone, make this your opening question...

 

Home Alone: 1, 2, 3 AND 4.

  1. IMDb: 7.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes: 65%.
  2. IMDb: 6.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes: 32%.
  3. IMDb: 4.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes: 29%.
  4. IMDb: 2.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes: 24%.

Got a free day? Binge them all.

As far as trailers go, this lyrical genius is definitely the winner.

In case you're not sure of the plot, it's pretty much identical in all four editions (could we call them episodes?). Kid gets left at home, scary people try to steal stuff, kid outsmarts scary people and sets traps to defeat them.

There was a fifth film too - it was made in 2012. One review on Google says "it never should have happened". So we'll leave that one there...

 

Frozen

IMDb: 7.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes: 90%.

Ok, so it's not totally a Christmas film, but it's definitely got some wintry themes.

And being in Yorkshire, we can - of course - relate to Elsa...

And excitingly, we've got a second Frozen film to enjoy this winter.

 

Our winner: Nativity!

IMDb: 6.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes: 46%.

It's got everything - Hollywood, camels and a power cut!

It may not be the most critically-acclaimed piece of cinema in history, but purely for Mr. Poppy, it's worth it.

When you take into account that the whole thing was improvised - and the children were mostly untrained - it gets even more impressive.

Plus, there are some sequels to enjoy too, and even a stage version of the musical!

 

Best of the rest...

There are, of course, lots more Christmas films out there which you could watch.

Some other favourites include the Muppets Christmas Carol, The Polar Express, The Grinch, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Holiday...

The list goes on.

 

What do you think?

Are we spot on, or have we missed the mark? Vote below.

What's your favourite Christmas film?
Love Actually
Elf
Home Alone 1, 2, 3 or 4
Frozen
Nativity
Muppets Christmas Carol
Polar Express
The Grinch
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Arthur Christmas
The Holiday
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