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What are the best Christmas films?

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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!!

Fisharefriendsnotfood Fri 23-Nov-12 17:36:59

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>

MoonlightandRoses Sat 24-Nov-12 23:55:31

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

LittleAbruzzenBear Sun 25-Nov-12 07:32:19

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!

desperateforaholiday Sun 25-Nov-12 07:40:28

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

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 -

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.

LottieJenkins Sun 25-Nov-12 07:53:05

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 ;-)

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