Christmas time means that festive films are being shown on TV channels such as Channels 4 & 5 and Sky even have their own Christmas channel (for Sky subscribers). Everyone loves Christmas films, and I’m no exception.
Below are some of my favourites:
You can’t trust anyone that doesn’t love this film. Our family sit and watch it every year when it’s on just before Christmas and laugh every single time. Will Ferrell is so funny as Elf and has such a cute and heartwarming ending (with all the feels!), so prepare to laugh out loud and cry all in the space of just over an hour and a half.
Billy-Bob Thornton stars as Wilie, a mall Santa who rips retailers off once a year, but this year it’s a little different: he’s becoming a depressed alcoholic. His behaviour is catching the attention of the mall security who finds his behaviour suspicious and starts to doubt his motives for being the mall’s Santa. A kid befriends him and Willie starts to see more to life. I always watch this film with my sister at Christmas and we always end up in fits of laughter. Just so you know, this film is not one for family viewing as it’s only suitable for people aged 15 years and older, so best to watch when the kids have gone to bed.
This 1943 movie is a Christmas classic and one that will make even the most stubborn person cry. The heartwarming story is about a guy who steps in to be Santa in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade because another was intoxicated and claims that he is the real Santa Claus. A lengthy court case follows, with a surprising and happy ending (I’m not going to tell you, I don’t want to spoil it). It’s good to have a change from all the comedy.