What are the best Christmas films?

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Figgygal Fri 23-Nov-12 17:35:49

Further to the love actually debate/roastingwas just thinking what is the best/most loved xmas film on mnet.

Can be Christmassy ala muppet Xmas carol or based in the festive season e.g die hard.

I can't decide - I love Scrooged, muppet Xmas carol god I could go on and on!!

LittlemissChristmas Tue 27-Nov-12 13:35:15

Miracle on 34th street
Elf
The greatest store in the world
Love actually

Santa Claus the movie
The holiday
Home alone 1&2
Miracle on 34th st
Prancer
The Santa clause
Elf
Love actually
Bridget jones' diary
Die hard

I love Christmas films smile

Flyingfruit Tue 27-Nov-12 13:23:55

Arthur Christmas and the holiday! I also think of Mary poppins as a holiday film and watch every year without fail!

WantAnOrange Tue 27-Nov-12 13:09:40

We watched Arthur Christmas the other day and loved it!

I have too many favourites to choose just one, they are:

Muppet Christmas Carol
Miracle on 34th Street
Home Alone
The BFG (Not strictly Christmas but was always shown at Christmas when I was a kid and I now associate it with Christmas)
Frosty the snowman
Elf
The Snowman

NervousAt20 Tue 27-Nov-12 07:10:28

shock shock shock

Why has no one said the grinch???

I love that green guy blush

ripsishere Tue 27-Nov-12 07:06:12

I am a dissenting voice then. I saw rise of the guardians at the weekend. I thought it was not very good.
11.6 DD disagrees though.

gazzalw Tue 27-Nov-12 06:55:34

We went to see Rise of the Guardians and that was a really lovely Christmas film...

bondigidum Mon 26-Nov-12 02:10:24

Elf, Polar express and National Lampoons. The latter being the obvious daddy of all Christmas movies.

skyebluesapphire Sun 25-Nov-12 23:41:49

Definitely National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - I laughed so much the first time that I saw that film, it is hilarious.

Also, Home Alone, The Snowman

CointreauVersial Sun 25-Nov-12 23:34:30

Polar Express.

Viviennemary Sun 25-Nov-12 23:34:06

Miracle on 34th Street for me too. Second version. The first version was on this afternoon. I recorded it. I love Mary Poppins too.

fakeblondie Sun 25-Nov-12 23:31:44

Annabells Wish
What's Arthur Christmas about was thinking about this for Christmas Eve ?

bdaonion Sun 25-Nov-12 23:16:27

Another vote for A Christmas Story. Once we've watched it Christmas has officially arrived.

A Christmas Carol (the animated Jim Carey one) We saw it 2 years ago at Kids AM (£1.50 a ticket).

So glad I didn't take them to the 3D. My DD shrieked when the door knocker 'spoke'

grin

My DC love
Elf
Home Alone
Nativity
Polar Express
Arthur Christmas

We saw Nativity 2 today at the cinema. I won't spoil it but you know what is going to happen grin
It is funny though.

My DC want to see the Disney Pixar one that's got Jack Frost/Sandman/ToothFairy and Easter Bunny (Guardians something)

Beaverfeaver Sun 25-Nov-12 22:18:09

Bad Santa
Elf
The snowman
Love actually

maillotjaune Sun 25-Nov-12 10:14:48

anything my 3 yo has been in the room while Elf was on, didn't actually watch much but I think it's harmless. The other 2 (8&9) LOVE it.

Had forgotten National Lampoon - it's nearly time to start spotting Griswald houses round here - sadly lights getting less whacky as electricity prices go up. grin

Bertrude Sun 25-Nov-12 08:29:14

I'm torn between Scrooged, One Magic Christmas and The Holiday (which I only discovered last year)

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LegArmpits Sun 25-Nov-12 08:25:57

A Christmas Story. You'll shoot your eye out, kid!

cheeseandmushroomghostie Sun 25-Nov-12 08:25:26

And elf!

cheeseandmushroomghostie Sun 25-Nov-12 08:25:12

Home alone.

Anythingforabitofpeace Sun 25-Nov-12 08:24:29

Elf is the funniest without a doubt. Love it. Do you reckon my 3.9yo DS Is too young for elf?

Also love The Santa Clause 1/2/3.

Bearandcub Sun 25-Nov-12 08:00:51

It's a Wonderful Life
Elf
Miracle on 34th Street (original)
Scrooged
Love Actually

Christmas featured
Meet me in St Louis
Die hard
Bridget Jones Diary

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