There are a great many things that happen in the run up to Christmas which each family claims is a tradition and makes them know that Christmas is coming. Mine is that I need to look out certain Christmas films and start watching them way...way ahead of time. These are probably only a small selection of films which I 'approve' of during the festive season...as quite frankly there are a whole host of others including Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang and Narnian classics.
These are in no particular order and just added to this list as I saw fit, however you have to agree, if there were a proper list this would have to be at the top! Everyone knows and most likely loves this film.
I adore this film, over the top and just the way I like it at Christmas.
The Polar Express is great, I even bought some little bells from the Haddo Christmas Fair last weekend and claimed I could hear the ringing as it was Christmassy! The Husband didn't know what the heck I was going on about!
Perfect, perfect, wonderful Christmas film. Truly a snoozey Sunday in December film.
Tim Allen, what are you doing in this list again? Oh yes, I remember! This film made Christmas when I was growing up. Its one of the first Christmassy films I remember watching after my own parents divorced and I remember quite liking that you got a wonderful film where a Mummy and Daddy didn't live together in it! I do love all of the films where things are picture perfect, but you have to admit that would be an unattainable goal for little souls to get their heads around...I much prefer films where things go a little wrong and people learn to love their lot.
As everyone who knows me will be aware I adore A Christmas Carol in all its guises, but I couldn't possibly list all of the 'nod to Dickens' films there are. So the one that I just have to watch is this. Sheer childish indulgence!
How do I love thee? I saw this three, count it three times in the cinema when this came out. I cried non stop the first time with one of my college friends. In happiness and sadness. The second time with my boyfriend of the time....Yuk-he didn't get it and no wonder I use the past tense, and the third time with my brother. Poor Big Brother, dragged along because his little sister wanted to go! An amazing film, with an amazing cast, I can not picture Christmas without it.
Elf....need I say more?
One from when I was little, still giggle at the thought of a department called Patch instead of dispatch!
Ahhh, heaven! The first time I saw this it was the newer version. It was Christmas Eves Eve and I was glittering up pine cones in front of the fire on the big fluffy rug...eeeek, must have been the time of the year which meant I didnt get told to do that in the kitchen! It is a great film and one to be watched because of the cast alone....trust me.
Ive never seen the original and so I can only say that I love this one, the little girl is so adorable and I love the thought of being able to ask Santa for a baby!
Great film just to see the beautiful locations, and the little tent in the little girls room.
Heaven in a box set if at all possible! There you have it, I like it over the top, sugar plum sweet romantic.