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?

FlutterShyPinkiePie Sun 08-Dec-13 14:22:04

I adore it's a wonderful life. It just wouldn't be Christmas without it smile

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 14:22:34

Running behind! Bloody twatphone!

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 - 5
Nativity - 1
Home Alone - 1

Have I missed any?

GlitteredPinecones Sun 08-Dec-13 14:23:39

It's Elf for me. Watching it just makes me so happy, excited and gives me proper belly laughs.

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 14:23:56

Santa Claus the movie - 1
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 3
Polar Express - 1
Miracle on 34th street - 2
Muppet Xmas carol - 5
Nativity - 1
Home Alone - 1

MrsDeVere Sun 08-Dec-13 14:24:46

I love the Muppets one but I can't watch it any more.
OH used to watch it with DD and DS1 and they used to sing along.

Its just too painful now.

But its a great movie and I am glad everyone loves it smile

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 14:26:52

Santa Claus the movie - 1
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 3
Polar Express - 1
Miracle on 34th street - 2
Muppet Xmas carol - 5
Nativity - 1
Home Alone - 1
Elf - 1

MrsDV fsad

Bluemonkeyspots Sun 08-Dec-13 14:54:09

I can't believe nobody has mentioned "jingle all the way" what a uncultured lot you are!

Arthur Christmas is also a current fave

DisneyAddict88 Sun 08-Dec-13 14:55:47

definitely love actually and always have to watch when wrapping pressies grin already watched twice and havent started wrapping yet!!

but dd ( 5 ) loves mickeys once upon a Christmas we watch this all year round!

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 14:57:20

Santa Claus the movie - 1
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 3
Polar Express - 1
Miracle on 34th street - 2
Muppet Xmas carol - 5
Nativity - 1
Home Alone - 1
Elf - 1
Jingle all the way - 1

We have JATW recorded to watch when dh gets home from work.
I love arthur christmas, we watched it last night.

DrankSangriaInThePark Sun 08-Dec-13 14:57:46

Christmas Tree.

No-one has ever heard of it, it was a freebie with the Daily M** years ago and Marie Osmond does the voice and it's bloody marvellous. All the little woodland creatures decorate the lonely little tree in the cold and the broken decoration that the family threw out is there and <sob> it's just wonderful.

The Muppets in second place. Dd watched it last night for the first time, and it showed its age in that there weren't many special effects (well, apart from talking frogs and such) but it was all the better for it. That rat is a bloody genius.

I find Polar Express weird. It's the graphics. It heebs me a bit.

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 14:59:30

Santa Claus the movie - 1
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 3
Polar Express - 1
Miracle on 34th street - 2
Muppet Xmas carol - 5
Nativity - 1
Home Alone - 1
Elf - 1
Jingle all the way - 1
Love Actually - 1

We watch LA when wrapping too, its lovely. Emma thompson is wonderful in it.

Twice upon a christmas is one of ds's favourites too, it ace!

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 15:00:53

Santa Claus the movie - 1
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 3
Polar Express - 1
Miracle on 34th street - 2
Muppet Xmas carol - 5
Nativity - 1
Home Alone - 1
Elf - 1
Jingle all the way - 1
Love Actually - 1
Christmas tree - 1

I've never heard of that one! <Adds to list>

Elf for me., think you missed a vote earlier on.

The fastest way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear fgrin

Bad santa is good to - for the grown ups

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 15:04:16

I love scrooged too. Not enough to make the list though.

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 15:06:33

Southerncomfort, my apologies fgrin

Santa Claus the movie - 1
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 3
Polar Express - 1
Miracle on 34th street - 2
Muppet Xmas carol - 5
Nativity - 1
Home Alone - 1
Elf - 2
Jingle all the way - 1
Love Actually - 1
Christmas tree - 1

Bad santa is v good, I have a big small thing for billy bob.

MildlyMiserable Sun 08-Dec-13 15:11:09

It's a wonderful life, gets me every time, and I have watched it a lot of times!

happybubblebrain Sun 08-Dec-13 15:13:36

Elf is the best, miles ahead of all the rest.

cranberryorange Sun 08-Dec-13 15:19:19

Santa Claus the movie with Dudley Moore followed closely by Rise of the Guardians which has to be the best recent Xmas movie thats been made for years.

Love actually still remains number 1 for me but not for the kids!

MissLivvy Sun 08-Dec-13 15:22:18

It's a wonderful life.

DH loves Its a Wonderful Life but I was a bit hmm

DC loves Home Alone but I cannot see the point of leaving a beautifully decorated house to fly to France for Christmas blush

Love Actually and Polar Express are my watch again and again films

But my Number One Favourite has to be A Christmas Carol - the animated Jim Carey one ( love JC)


I watched Elf after too many Sainsburys Salted Caramel Chocolates.....so I always have the association of envy vom face

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 15:29:18

Santa Claus the movie - 2
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 5
Polar Express - 1
Miracle on 34th street - 2
Muppet Xmas carol - 5
Nativity - 1
Home Alone - 1
Elf - 3
Jingle all the way - 1
Love Actually - 1
Christmas tree - 1

Thank god someone else likes SCTM!

Rise of the guardians ties in well with our jack frost xmas visits.

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 15:30:47

Santa Claus the movie - 2
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 5
Polar Express - 1
Miracle on 34th street - 2
Muppet Xmas carol - 5
Nativity - 1
Home Alone - 1
Elf - 3
Jingle all the way - 1
Love Actually - 1
Christmas tree - 1
A Christmas Carol (jim carrey) - 1

KangKorandKoloth Sun 08-Dec-13 15:37:07

Muppet's Christmas Carrol definitely for me - reminds me of being ds1's age with the film adaptation of Oliver! the musical an extremely close second. This always used to be the first film we'd watch as a family at Christmas time (always was on bbc2 about a week before Christmas) and holds some happy memories for me

Faverolles Sun 08-Dec-13 15:43:26

National lampoon's Cheistmas Vacation here.

OLittleTownOfBarflehem Sun 08-Dec-13 15:46:32

Santa Claus the movie - 2
Annabelles Wish - 1
Its a Wonderful Life - 5
Polar Express - 1
Miracle on 34th street - 2
Muppet Xmas carol - 6
Nativity - 1
Home Alone - 1
Elf - 3
Jingle all the way - 1
Love Actually - 1
Christmas tree - 1
A Christmas Carol (jim carrey) - 1
Nation Lampoons christmas vacation - 1

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