What are the best Christmas films?

(50 Posts)
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!!

Miracle on 34 th street for me, I LOVE it grin

surburbiangolddust Fri 23-Nov-12 17:38:21

Absolute favourites at Christmas for us .... It's a wonderful life, the snowman, white Christmas

maillotjaune Sat 24-Nov-12 23:08:05

Die Hard and Die Harder are probably the only 2 better than Scrooged.

And I am usually so cultured. grin

cazza2878 Sat 24-Nov-12 23:21:19

Mine is Santa Claus The Movie.

andadietcoke Sat 24-Nov-12 23:22:17

Another vote for Miracle on 34th Street. I love it. Watch it every Christmas Eve without fail.

Tobagostreet Sat 24-Nov-12 23:24:08

Surely the best Christmas move is Elf!?

Shinyshoes1 Sat 24-Nov-12 23:29:07

National lampoons Xmas vacation

Love it !

picnicbasketcase Sat 24-Nov-12 23:30:04

Muppets Christmas Carol, no contest. I cry every single time. In a good way.

Londonista1975 Sat 24-Nov-12 23:33:01

Comfort and Joy

chicaguapa Sat 24-Nov-12 23:54:02

It's a Wonderful Life. <accepts winner's prize graciously>

Harvey, The Red Shoes, The Slipper and the Rose. [Not old school at all, oh no]

Clothilde Sun 25-Nov-12 07:20:50

It's a Wonderful Life, The Snowman and the Muppet Christmas Carol.

CaptainBarnaclesDaddyman Sun 25-Nov-12 07:28:37

Gremlins grin

JakeBullet Sun 25-Nov-12 07:30:43

national Lampoons Christmas Vacation.....just Cousin Eddie makes it worthwhile. Love it

It's a Wonderful Life, Die Hard and Gremlins.

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sun 25-Nov-12 07:34:33

Elf and Home Alone.

Kittenkatzen Sun 25-Nov-12 07:36:27

In order of festive awesomeness:

Santa Claus the Movie
Miracle on 34th St
Muppet Christmas Carol
Home Alone 1

I also watch Mary Poppins every year without fail, so although its not strictly Christmassy it kind of is in my head!

bangersmashandbeans Sun 25-Nov-12 07:37:05

Home Alone 1&2, Miracle of 34th Street, The Snowman, Santa Claus the Movie, Love Actually, The Holiday!

I love Christmas vacation, elf, the polar express, Muppets Christmas carol, the list goes on

buzzgirly Sun 25-Nov-12 07:43:18

Home Alone
Santa Claus The Movie
Scrooges

I think I am the only person on mumsnet who didn't like The Polar Express!

Sirzy Sun 25-Nov-12 07:45:27

I have just watched nativity (1) and that has shot up my list of favourites.

Other favourites include -

Elf
Polar express
the Santa clause
Santa Claus the movie

Trazzletoes Sun 25-Nov-12 07:46:50

Elf and its a wonderful life.

That is all.

Nativity, Love Actually, The Holiday, I am sure I will think of others,,,,,,,,,,

gazzalw Sun 25-Nov-12 07:59:04

We were talking about this yesterday, trying to choose a good family Christmas film to watch on Christmas Eve - we thought It's A Wonderful Life can't be beaten except by A Christmas Carol but it depends if you want life-affirming with sadness or life-affirming with ghoulishness!

We have watched Gremlins (the DCs had never seen it) and Home Alone in the past week so we're already in the mood ;-)

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

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.

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

Home alone.

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

And elf!

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

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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)

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

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

Bad Santa
Elf
The snowman
Love actually

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Polar Express.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

shock shock shock

Why has no one said the grinch???

I love that green guy blush

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

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

We watched Arthur Christmas the other day and loved it!

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!

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

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

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

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