Six Festive Favourites To Get You In The Christmas Spirit

The parties, the lights, limitless amounts of ferrero rocher, and Michael Buble on repeat – what’s not to love about Christmas? Tis the season to be jolly, and nothing makes us happier then watching these classics that we, personally, think are the best movies of all time…
Winter is all about overindulgence, so we’ve picked out our Christmas guilty pleasures, from a romantic comedy involving an oversized elf, to an action packed adventure about a young boy who’s left home alone…if you haven’t seen these films take note and get watching!

1. Home Alone (1990)
We’re not quite sure how we’d react if we were eight years old, left home alone, and under attack by two “mastermind” robbers, but Kevin McCallister gives new meaning to the term child genius. With a booby-trapped house, and a wild sugar pumped kid on the loose, be prepared for lots of LOL moments.
Bonus: If you like this film, you will LOVE the sequel. Yes poor Kevin gets separated from his family again (nobody is winning any parenting awards in this film).

2. Elf (2003)
Growing up in the North Pole, snacking on sweets and designing new and exciting toys is what Buddy grew up doing…sounds like the childhood dream right? Well his world sadly comes crashing down when he discovers he is in fact a normal human, and not a magical Christmas elf. In hopes of meeting his real father Buddy moves to the big apple, spreading Christmas cheer to everyone he meets.
Fun fact: Jim Carrey was originally supposed to play Buddy the elf.


3. The Grinch (2000)
Based on the Dr. Seuss book Jim Carrey plays the occasionally evil misunderstood Grinch. Every year the town of Whoville immerse themselves in the Christmas spirit – the one time of the year that the Grinch despises, so what better way to get back at the Whos of Whoville than to steal all of their presents?
Where are they now: Ever wondered what happened to the ridiculously cute Cindy Lou? Well after appearing on the television series Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen can now been seen sporting fishnet tights and rocker tees while performing with her band The Pretty Reckless (they grown up so fast!)


4. Holiday Inn (1942)
This star-studded line up includes Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire who combine romance, music and dance to bring us a truly beautiful and classic Christmas flick.
Bonus: Without this film the world wouldn’t be able to sing holiday favourite “White Christmas”.


5. The Holiday
Miles apart and unsatisfied with their lives Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet’s characters decide to house swap and spend the Christmas season with each other’s friends and families.
Bonus: This plan sounds pretty good considering one of them lives in a mansion, and the other has Jude Law for a brother (where do we sign up?)




6. Love Actually
This fabulously British flick has the dream cast: from Mr Darcy himself, to the gorgeous Keira Knightley. Plus there’s a Christmas Lobster – which every movie needs.
Where are they now: This film was a huge platform for a lot of Brits including Andrew Lincoln star of The Walking Dead, and little Thomas Brodie-Sangstar who is in hit films such as Maze Runner, and is a regular on Game of Thrones.

Written by Chloe Gipson