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Best christmas films?

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Lilypad7 Tue 05-Nov-13 20:02:24

Looking for some films to watch in the run up to christmas and want to know everyone's favourite...

Hassled Tue 05-Nov-13 20:03:56

Home Alone 1 & 2. Always, always makes me laugh and have good Christmassy vibes.

MrsHowardRoark Tue 05-Nov-13 20:05:37

It has to be Elf.

It's funny and sweet without being too schmaltzy.

Figgygal Tue 05-Nov-13 20:06:08

Muppets Christmas carol ......the best every time

Taffeta Tue 05-Nov-13 20:06:36

Kids like Elf best
I like Arthur Christmas

keli5325 Tue 05-Nov-13 20:06:45

I agree with elf i bought it for my christmas eve hamper smile

Yama Tue 05-Nov-13 20:07:13

The Santa Claus 1, 2 and 3. The ones with Tim Allen. Love them all.

Yy to Elf.

Miracle on 34th Street (or something).

Patchouli Tue 05-Nov-13 20:10:15

Polar Express

Lilypad7 Tue 05-Nov-13 20:20:28

Some good films here, love The Santa Claus!

DaftApeth Tue 05-Nov-13 20:22:25

Definitely Nativity! Love it.

MissLivvy Tue 05-Nov-13 20:25:09

It's a wonderful life

SomeDizzyWhore1804 Tue 05-Nov-13 20:25:42

A Muppets Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life are my personal favourites.

WallyBantersJunkBox Wed 06-Nov-13 02:14:40

Home Alone 1&2
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation - if they are older
The Santa Clause
Polar Express
Muppet Christmas Carol
Jingle All The Way
A Christmas Story
It's a Wonderful Life
Arthur Christmas
Rise of the Guardians
Snow Buddies
Jack Frost
Scrooged - if they are older
A Christmas Carol (if they aren't too small - DS was 7 and ok when he saw it)

Die Hard 1 & 2 for DH & me whilst pressie wrapping. grin

laraeo Wed 06-Nov-13 02:34:29

A Christmas Story!

TheOnlyPink Wed 06-Nov-13 06:41:11

Santa Claus the movie, the one with Dudley Moore. Its one of my sons favorites, he's 6.

Icepickinyourheadofthepops Wed 06-Nov-13 06:59:13

The snowman, both the lovely original and the show on stage. And Raymond Briggs Father Christmas too. The nutcracker, and Disney a Christmas carol from a few years ago. Merry Madagascar though short is good fun too I think smile

Icepickinyourheadofthepops Wed 06-Nov-13 06:59:51

Four Christmases with Vince Vaughan had some v comedy moments

BiddyPop Wed 06-Nov-13 08:42:42

We have a lot of those already mentioned between DVD and DVD recording (am under threats of painful death from dd - 8 - if I ever delete either Home Alone 1 or 2 from the box!).
Includes Polar Express
the Santa Clause 1-4
And loads more

This year, I am hoping to find either on netflix or DVD the Grinch and the Nightmare before Christmas.

yonisareforever Wed 06-Nov-13 10:03:40

santa calus the moveie here too i have it playing hte bbackgrpund for the chrstmasy secenes

SunshineAndPeardrops Wed 06-Nov-13 13:48:19

I like:-

Santa Claus the Movie
Nativity 1 and 2
Jingle All the Way
Authur Christmas

I really don't see the appeal of Elf, but I'm clearly in the minority...

Also the first Alvin and the Chipmunks is a bit Christmassy. I quite like that.

Mignonette Wed 06-Nov-13 13:51:53

YYY to all the above and-

Christmas with the Kranks
Deck The Halls (Love Danny De Vito)
A Hobo's Christmas (with Mickey Rooney)
Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium
The Family Man (with Nick Cage)
The Grinch
The Holiday

sonlypuppyfat Wed 06-Nov-13 13:54:41

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation is the funniest by far. I went to see Elf at the cinema and the bit when santas sleigh goes up was amazing on the big screen it made us cry.

LucilleBluth Wed 06-Nov-13 14:06:53

I used to live in the town where they filmed the Santa Clause, a few years after they filmed it smile

Home Alone is my all time fave, and HA 2 is good for a sequel.

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