let's see if we can find the best Christmas movie ever!

(251 Posts)
OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 13:35:34

My favourite is Santa Claus the movie. We watched it in the cinema when I was a little girl, it was my first cinema trip and we ate ice cream in little tubs.

Every year I watch it and enjoy it just as much as I did that first time.

Elf is a close second, then Christmas with the Kranks.

What's your favourite xmas film and why?

SPsWantsCliffInHerStocking Sun 08-Dec-13 13:38:15

Annabelle's Wish. That lovely little cow who dreams of been a reindeer and she gets the chance!

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 13:43:59

Oh, I've not heard of that one!

<Adds to must watch list>

SPsWantsCliffInHerStocking Sun 08-Dec-13 13:44:46

Its great. You find yourself crying and cheering her on grin

It's a Wonderful Life is absolutely the best Christmas film ever.

It has everything - despair, redemption, joy, very funny.

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 13:50:56

I've a feeling "its a wonderful life" will feature very highly. I watched it for the first time last year, and cried my eyes out fblush

Santa Claus the movie - 1
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 1

georgedawes Sun 08-Dec-13 13:53:28

It's a wonderful life, definitely. Such an uplifting film, think it's my favourite film of all,not just favourite Xmas film.

Excitedforxmas Sun 08-Dec-13 13:53:38

Polar express.

HepsiBaubleMistletoes Sun 08-Dec-13 13:55:21

Miracle on 34th Street. Came watch it over and over and never tire of it.

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 13:56:07

DS loves the Polar Express, we have a jingle bell on our tree because of that film!

Santa Claus the movie - 1
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 2
Polar Express - 1

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 13:57:52

Hepsi, which one? I love the new one.

Santa Claus the movie - 1
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 2
Polar Express - 1
Miracle on 34th street - 1

Rhythmisadancer Sun 08-Dec-13 14:02:14

Muppet Christmas Carol, hands down

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 14:05:32

I do like the muppets.

Santa Claus the movie - 1
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 2
Polar Express - 1
Miracle on 34th street - 1
Muppet Christmas Carol - 1

fgrin

Another one for Muppets Christmas Carol. I'm a big fan of Its a Wonderful Life but for me my go-to Christmas film will always be the Muppets. Michael Caine's finest hour also. You can keep Alfie and The Italian Job and Get Carter- they're all left in the shade once you've seen him bah humbugging around Victorian London with Gonzo.

goodasitgets Sun 08-Dec-13 14:10:35

Miracle on 34th street or Father Christmas (which nobody has ever seen but it's the same guy who did the Snowman and its ace)

HepsiBaubleMistletoes Sun 08-Dec-13 14:11:11

The newer one with Richard Attenborough in. We watched it twice yesterday, in succession blush, and will no doubt be watching it again today and most days for the next month

I'm also rather partial to the first Home Alone as well. It's on C4 later and I we will be watching it fosho.

DiseasesOfTheSheep Sun 08-Dec-13 14:15:03

Muppets Christmas carol, without a doubt.

I actively dislike It's a wonderful life. It sets my teeth on edge!!

MrsDeVere Sun 08-Dec-13 14:17:03

I know it was a flop but I can't help loving 'Nativity!'

I think its a future Christmas classic.

Elf of course.

Best thing about Christmas movies is that they don't have to be good. They just have to be comfy and familiar.

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 14:17:55

Santa Claus the movie - 1
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 2
Polar Express - 1
Miracle on 34th street - 2
Muppet Xmas carol - 2

I've seen Father Christmas, and it is lovely, better than the snowman imo.

Home alone is ace, dh's favourite is die hard.

Richard attenborough is the perfect Kris Kringle.

ItsTheOnlyWayToLive Sun 08-Dec-13 14:18:00

yy to the Muppet Xmas Carol !! My favourite !

I'm watching it next Friday night while dh is on his Xmas do, along with Pringles and Philly smile

Can't wait !

BetterWithCheese Sun 08-Dec-13 14:18:11

I'm another fan of Muppet Christmas Carol. I love the songs!

LeBearPolar Sun 08-Dec-13 14:18:16

Home Alone - the original and the best. I love the combination of slapstick violence and the outwitting the burglars with the moment where he's in the church and sees the old man. And the ending of course.

And of course, Die Hard grin

LeBearPolar Sun 08-Dec-13 14:19:18

x-posted, OLittleTown! Glad to see my two have already made your list grin

MiracleOntheM4 Sun 08-Dec-13 14:19:34

Annabelle's Wish is currently £2 in WHSmith!

I like most takes in A Christmas Carol - muppets is brilliant and I also like Scrooged.

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 14:20:28

OfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 14:17:55
Santa Claus the movie - 1
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 2
Polar Express - 1
Miracle on 34th street - 2
Muppet Xmas carol - 3
Nativity - 1

MrsDV, that's it exactly. Santa Claus TM is an awful movie, but its so comfortable, that's why, for me, it beats out elf and other great films.

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