Your favourite christmas movies?

(52 Posts)
curiousgeorgie Thu 05-Sep-13 09:15:45

My DD will be 3 soon and this is the year for her to get excited grin

What Christmas movies have been big hits with your kids and what are your favourites?

Arthur Christmas went down really well with my two last year (at the cinema so available on dvd this year)

for little ones annabells wish is good. mine are older and like the polar express, elf, and santa claus the movie. my favourites are the polar express and miracle on 34th street

gaggiagirl Thu 05-Sep-13 09:24:49


AmIGoingMad Thu 05-Sep-13 09:28:21

Hi curious! We're at the same stage here!

DS loved polar express last year!

I personally adore- home alone, miracle on 34 th street, jingle all the way, muppets Christmas carol and Christmas with the kranks.

Obsessed with Christmas moi? ... Maybe!

another for polar express massive hit here, used copies in Like New conditions around 1.50 on amazon

fatnorville Thu 05-Sep-13 12:44:06

Another big vote for the Polar Express.

The Grinch who stole Christmas. I hate it, the kids love it.

Disney's Christmas Carol or the one with Albert Finney and "Obi-One-Kenobi". I love it, the kids hate it.

Muppets Christmas Carol.

Personally grew up hating White Christmas on the basis it wasn't Christmassy until the last 15 mins. At some stage in my life something clicked and now I just love it. So do the kids.

Not Bad Santa.

chirpchirp Thu 05-Sep-13 12:44:50

Elf! All other Christmas films are no obsolete.

Umlauf Thu 05-Sep-13 12:48:53

MY favourite film of all time (ket alone just in the xmas category) is Nativity! I watched it again last week. I cry every time, I love it so much!

Ra88 Thu 05-Sep-13 12:50:39

elf ! every Xmas about 4 times smile

melliebobs Thu 05-Sep-13 12:52:50

The grinch (the original animation though)
Santa Claus (the one with Dudley moor)
And elf

melliebobs Thu 05-Sep-13 12:54:10

Oooooo * umlouf* nativity is brill. Really catchy songs that annoy the hell out of DH! "Things are really coooool. In Nazareth" you seen the second one?

Umlauf Thu 05-Sep-13 12:58:36

No I haven't, I'm a bit scared to as it had such bad reviews and I live the first one soooo much. Maybe this Xmas ill watch it, is it okay?

The songs are amazing, I have the soundtrack and have them in my head all year round! And me and and DH quote bits to each other all the time.

"You might like this, you might not. It's dancing!"

Yet another vote for Polar Express. We got it for Christmas eve last year, all snuggled down to watch it with popcorn. DD (just 3) was transfixed for the entire movie, first time ever. She then asked for it every day afterwards for about a month. DH and I enjoyed it too (first time round!) smile

BiddyPop Thu 05-Sep-13 13:24:00

DD ADORES Home Alone, and quite likes HA2. (We've never watched 3 and 4, and I don't intend to in this lifetime).

She is also a big fan of the whole "The Santa Clause" series (with Tim Allen), but especially the first 2. And Polar Express.

I love Miracle on 34th Street (both versions - but especially the recent one as DD resembles the little girl a lot, especially when she has a bobbed' haircut!!).

I want to get both The Grinch (animated) and The Nightmare Before Christmas this year (even if only rented) Never seen either. And I saw a Shrek Christmas dvd recently that I might pick up (DD is a great fan of Shrek in general).

I like Christmas with the Kranks, and I can never remember the names but there are a few that I never remember the names of that are not big hits but nice feel good seasonal movies.

But we are big fans of both movies and the Christmas season.

AmIGoingMad Thu 05-Sep-13 13:24:52

Mrs mango- DS DH and I can now quote it we watched it so much!

Can't believe I'd forgotten about white Christmas and Santa Claus the movie!

melliebobs Thu 05-Sep-13 14:57:13

umlauf I went to the cinema expecting to be dissapointed but I thought it was great. It was good that it was a completely different story (bit ridiculous in parts) but they still mentioned stuff that happened in the first one so it's not like 'where such n such' everything gets explained which I like.

ChestyNut Thu 05-Sep-13 17:40:32

Christmas with the Kranks
The Santa Claus movies
Santa clause the movie
Home alones
Arthur christmas

Katieweasel Thu 05-Sep-13 17:42:22

Muppets Christmas Carol x

ChestyNut Thu 05-Sep-13 17:42:24

Argh.... And muppets christmas carol!! Fabulous!

And a christmas carol.

Must stop christmas obsessing!

jamtoast12 Thu 05-Sep-13 19:12:47

Dds love "barbie perfect Xmas"...its brilliant! The music is soooo catchy we actually got the cd too!

Barbie in a Christmas carol is good.

They also love home alone, the grinch, elf, miracle on 34th street, nativity, Arthur Christmas. This year "frozen" will be released so excited for that.

OctoberMoon Fri 06-Sep-13 10:48:46

Can't believe nobody has mentioned "It's a wonderful life" fabulous film and shows you the true meaning of Christmas.

I also love "Deck the halls" with Danny Devito, hysterical.

National Lampoon's Christmas vacation is also a favourite in our house.

I'm a big fan of all the made for tv cheesy christmas movies that are on channel 5, movies 24, true movies etc... They are on all the time from end November.

DH and I love "It's a Wonderful Life". We could not for the life of us get 5 year-old DSD to watch it, though. Now that she is 7, she might be more into it.

"A Muppet Christmas Carol" was a hit with her. Also "The Santa Clause". She loves "Barbie Perfect Xmas", DH and I hate it. She liked Jim Carrey's "Grinch", but I'd rather she read the book.

I picked up "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "A Christmas Story" last year. These were old favorites of mine, so gonna test drive them on DSD this year.

Oh yes, DH and I love National Lampoon too. Arthur Christmas was excellent. And actually, I'm not sure if DSD has ever seen Elf. Will have to remedy that...

Really, we are just big cheesy Christmas fools.

Oh! And "Home Alone".

lunar1 Fri 06-Sep-13 14:37:50

I love one magic Christmas. The boys like polar express and the grinch.

OctoberMoon Fri 06-Sep-13 18:52:24

Can't believe I missed out "Love actually" my favourite film in the world and so Christmassy. Emma Thompson breaks my heart in it.

Jellypudmum Fri 06-Sep-13 18:53:50

Love Polar Express and Nativity. Went to see Nativity 2 at cinema AST Christmas and want to get it in DVD for this year!!

VerySmallSqueak Fri 06-Sep-13 18:56:49

I won't entertain watching any Christmas films (bah humbug!) except The Polar Express, preferably on Christmas Eve, with the kids. (and a drop of ginger wine)

cheryl19843 Fri 06-Sep-13 21:17:32

Home alone and jingle all the way! X

hate Polar Express! Love Scrooged!

runningonwillpower Fri 06-Sep-13 23:07:39

Muppets Christmas Carol.

It's perfect.

Minion Tue 10-Sep-13 18:34:16

Tradition in our gaff dictates these following films are to be watched before Christmas or else...
National lampoons Christmas vacation
The holiday
Love actually
Santa clause the movie
4 Christmases

Then when I've done that I'll switch over to sky Christmas and watch whatever they've got going on over there.

Polar Express
Nativity 2 (even though David Tennant is in it)

I wayched "It's a Wonderful Life" but I couldn't get into it.
Same with the Bing Crosby film where they sing "Snow,Snow,Snow,Snow"

The Snowman- essential. It's on the planner. Everything stops for The Snowman.
The Gruffalo for smaller DC

A Christmas Carol (the Jim Carey animated one) for not-so-small- DC grin

Rubybrazilianwax Tue 10-Sep-13 21:53:10

All of them! Seriously if its Christmassy I'm guaranteed to love it. We try to watch most of these mentioned in December

The channel that has all the Christmas films....every year they show "A Carol Christmas".
Tori Spelling in a Scrooge remake. confused
'Tis bad.

But I LOVE "Lost Christmas"

All of the above, plus Box Of delights (80s BBC), not a film, but available in DVD and 'A Christmas Story' (I think) which is really funny (the one with the leg-shaped lamp...)

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Tue 10-Sep-13 22:03:20

The Snowman and A Charlie Brown Christmas are where it's at in this house.

Msbluebozooka Tue 10-Sep-13 22:08:01

Muppets Christmas Carol for the kids .
Polar Express
But Eve's Christmas for me it is unbelievable !! has anybody seen it , it wasn't on last year I need to buy it on DVD it breaks my heart everytime I watch it.

Wallison Tue 10-Sep-13 22:08:32

Love lots of these but if you're starting to flag a little and could do with something just for grownups I'd recommend Bad Santa - Billy Bob Thornton at his absolute best (or should that be worst?) Definitely save it for when the kids have gone to bed though.

Ooh yeah Pelvic, got to love Charlie Brown!

OctoberMoon Wed 11-Sep-13 11:06:54

Msblubozooka i think i've seen eve's christmas, is it the one with elisa donovan (the red head girl) in it? Love that film.

I love all the made for tv christmas movies. I also adore the snowman and also the snowman & the snowdog. Love the music off the snowman & the snowdog.

Does anyone else buy the christmas edition of the radio times and circle in marker what they plan on watching? blush

Msbluebozooka Wed 11-Sep-13 12:37:08

October always buy! them Radio Times. Takes me back to when i was a kid and we never had the additional supplements in the papers ,couldn't wait for dad to bring them home and get really excited at what was on.

THink thats why I love Carlie and the Chocolate factory and The Wizard of Oz too .

Ooh yes the Christmas TV Times and a red pen grin

Noel - a very touching film with Susan Sarandon

It's a wonderful life - it really is

bsc Wed 11-Sep-13 23:17:28

My 4yo loves Muppets Christmas Carol.

(He was beside himself with joy when I bought him Muppets Treasure Island this summer holiday for a treat! smile)

I love the Snowman, and even though I've seen it dozens of times, I still cry each time. <sobs>

I like Its a Wonderful Life and Love Actually too.

Hazelbrowneyes Thu 12-Sep-13 10:09:40

Fred Claus
Disney Christmas Carol

I'm writing loads of these down as I want to buy some more Christmas films this year.

I sort of love Love Actually too but I always remember the bit where Mark tells Juliet he loves her and I jokingly said to DH "Why didn't you do that?" and he replied "if you looked like her I would have" angry That was 8 years ago so I'm slowly getting over it grin still really dislike kiera bloody knightley though

Whilst they're not Christmassy, I love watching Princess Diaries, high school musical and any sort of trashy film really grin usually on our first day off with a picnic of cheese, biscuits and lots of wine.

ShakeAndVac Thu 12-Sep-13 10:52:05

Elf my out and out FAVOURITE! "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." smile

Santa Who? Little known but brilliant film where Santa crash lands his sleigh and gets amnesia - will the little boy in it help him get his memory back by Christmas Eve?!

ShakeAndVac Thu 12-Sep-13 10:52:40

Oh, and the Snowman! How can I forget the Snowman?!

hippyhippo88 Fri 13-Sep-13 20:08:41

My favourite is Home Alone. I also like Jingle all the way - Our Children (and us) like the Santa clause movies. oh i nearly forgot Jack Frost (makes me cry though) and The Snowman x

Hassled Fri 13-Sep-13 20:13:51

Definitely Home Alone. I love that film - always, always makes me laugh.

DSJamesHathaway Fri 13-Sep-13 20:26:05

The Wrong Trousers

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