Day 4! So, we’re a third of the way through, and I’m becoming more and more determined that I’m going to smash this! Fingers crossed! As it’s Saturday I’ve decided what a suitable day to share my top 5 movies for Christmastime watching for you all to indulge in throughout the rest of the weekend!
- The Polar Express
One of my all-time favourites! This follows the journey of a young boy who is losing beginning to question the existence of Santa Clause. On Christmas Eve, he witnesses the Polar Express, he boards the train and meets some other children. The film follows the journey of the children, and all who they encounter on their way to the North Pole, to see Santa Clause. This 2004 3D computer- animated film is probably one of my favourites, if not my favourite! I love the journey the children go on, and as the film progresses it becomes increasingly heartwarming.
- The Toy Story Trilogy
Okay, so I know these aren’t exactly Christmas related but it’s a family tradition that we watch the trilogy over 3 days during the Christmas, and it’s become increasingly attached to a Christmassy feel as I follow the adventures of Buzz & Woody. I love the tale of the rivalry yet the love the toys have for them, particularly in the 3rd film!
- The Home Alone Box Set
Who doesn’t love the Home Alone movies? The Home Alone movies are mainly a coming of age story, following an 8 year old boy, Kevin- the youngest of 5 children who is regularly tormented and teased by his siblings. Following Kevin accidentally being left home alone he has to foil a pair of thieves with a series of homemade booby traps. The other four films follow a similar outline, where Kevin gets lost- in the airport to name one!
- The Santa Clause Trilogy
Tim Allen is Santa Clause in this particular trilogy. When divorced Dad, Scott Calvin accidentally causes the death of a man in a Santa Suit, his son and himself are magically transported to the North Pole, where it is explained to him that he is to take over the role as Santa. Of course Scott thinks he is dreaming but over the next couple of months gains weight and grows a white beard. Following the first, the second and third movies follow the trials and tribulations Calvin goes through in order to obtain his role as Santa Clause.
Another absolute classic when it comes to my top Christmas films. Will Ferrell is simply amazing in this Christmas film. At an orphanage, one Christmas eve a baby boy crawls into the sack of Santa Clause’s and is taken to the North Pole. When discovered the elves name him “Buddy”. Buddy grows up in the North Pole, under the belief that he is an elf, but due to his human size he can’t keep up with his fellow elves and is demoted to testing toys… Will Ferrell is simply hilarious in this classic, and in the run-up to Christmas social media feeds are swarmed with Buddy the Elf memes.
I’m so excited to share my favourite Christmas movies- I think I may throw on one now! What are your favourite Christmas movies?!