Ho! Ho! Ho! Not many sleeps to go! If you ask us (and you did, ‘cos you’re here) one of the best things about Christmas is the vast array of Christmas movies on offer. Finding something that you AND your littlies are all going to love is not always easy though. Here we round up five of the best Christmas movies, for your enjoyment.
Home Alone (PG)
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without Macaulay Culkin as Kevin, in Home Alone. Accidentally left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation, Kevin is forced to deal with a couple of bumbling burglars, rigging the home with a plethora of booby traps. Full of LOLs for kids and parents, this one deserves its place right at the top of the list!
Jingle All the Way (PG)
When Arnold Shwarzenegger vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas you can bet he’s going to deliver. Plenty of chaos ensues for the next 89 minutes, but it’s hilarious chaos, in our opinion at least. You’ll be happy to sit down and watch this with your kids.
Miracle on 34th Street (PG)
It wouldn’t be a list of the best Christmas movies without Miracle on 34th Street! This is one of our all-time favourites, with the inimitable Richard Attenborough as Kris Kringle and a young Mara Wilson as his (eventual) sidekick. If Christmas is a time that you need something to believe in, this heart-warming re-make of a classic should be on your list.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)
You know that anything Tim Burton touches is going to be weird and wonderful, and this 1993 film definitely does not disappoint. Set in a fantasy world called Halloween Town, it follows Jack Skellington as he stumbles through a portal to Christmas Town and decides to celebrate it with some hilarious consequences. Maybe not for the super littlies, so we recommend putting them to bed early and then curling up on the couch with the rest of the gang.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG)
There’s a reason that this was the first Dr Seuss book to be made into a full-length feature film! The second highest-grossing holiday film of all time (behind Home Alone of course), it’s directed by Ron Howard and stars Jim Carrey (pretty much the gold standard in films, if you ask us). A good lesson in what’s really important about Christmas (hint: it’s not the gifts) you can rest assured that there will be a happy ending.
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