I am currently writing this at 00:55 on a Monday night feeling like a complete hypocrite. I was hoping that by this time I would feel super festive and my Netflix would be jam-packed with ‘recently viewed’ Christmas films- but no. I am yet to watch one festive flick. With assignment deadlines and unexpected life dramas Christmas films have not been at the top of my to-do list, until now. I will watch some wonderful winter movies this week and I will stop being the female scrooge. *CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENT ALERT* I apologise in advance to the Macauley Culkin fans but this does not include ‘Home Alone’. Never ever.
Here are the 5 Christmas Films that I will make time to watch in the next few weeks, before Christmas…
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
There are so many reasons to love this film and one of the biggest for me is that the Grinch is played by one of my favourite actors ‘Jim Carrey’ AND the story is written by Dr. Seuss- one of the childhood authors I remember most fondly.
The Santa Clause
This is definitely one of my favourites. I just love the whole idea of the story line and I wish it was a true story! Although released in 1994, I think this film is absolutely timeless.
Now moving on to a more modern film- Arthur Christmas. This film is animated but equally entertaining for adults as it is for children.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Who doesn’t love the muppets?! I like the story of a Christmas Carol anyway but this version is so light-hearted, fun and another family favourite. I just love Miss Piggy!
A Nightmare Before Christmas
I could probably tick this one off my list as this is one I’m guilty of watching all year round. This is one of my Mam’s favourite Disney movies, alongside Tinkerbell, and a favourite for us all. I love the sound track, the characters and everything about Tim Burton’s work.
I better get cracking with this list of films! Tonight, the Grinch. Thank you for reading and I’d love to hear your favourite Christmas films to get me into the festive spirit.
Until next time,
Kayleigh Rose x