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Christmas Countdown - Favourite Films

December 16, 2011
My list is exactly the same as my 2009 post about my favourite Xmas films- mostly because they haven't changed! I've trying to think of some new Christmas films to add to the list but am drawing a blank so am sticking to the old faithfuls.


I did a post recently devoted to the amazing film that is Elf. Watching this never fails to get me in the mood for Christmas- even if I'm watching it in June! One of my workmates is the biggest Elf fan I've ever met- she watched it 6 times in one week. Super Elf! For our Christmas party this year it was only appropriate that our team dress as Elves.

Home Alone

I cannot count how many times I've watched this film- it's just great. My cousins even had a Home Alone game and we used to always play it when I was younger- I also had a massive crush on Kevin which is slightly embarrassing. The "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree" song always reminds me of Home Alone.

Love Actually

I first watched this film in the cinema when I was 16. It was the last day of college before Christmas and so many college friends went- it was so festive and fun. I just love this film- London looks beautiful in every scene and I like all of the different stories. I've heard some say that it doesn't focus enough on one story but I like the variation. It's funny, sad, happy and heart-warming with a great soundtrack. Living in London now just makes me appreciate this even more.

Miracle on 34th Street

I love Richard Attenborough- he is the perfect person to play Father Christmas. I used to adore watching this film when I was younger because it made me believe even more strongly that Father Christmas was real! (I still secretly like to believe this)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

This is probably a less traditional Christmas film but it's just as brilliant. It's worth watching for the songs alone and Jack and Sally are one of my all time favourite "movie couples". I do end up chanting "this is Halloween, this is Halloween..." for days after though!

What are your favourite Christmas films?

10 comments on "Christmas Countdown - Favourite Films"
  1. I do love Christmas films! I couldn't name a favourite, I enjoy watching most!

  2. Ah I love all of these especially Elf! Add Gremlins to the list and The Holiday x

  3. I've never seen Elf, but everyone talks about it... I'll have to try and catch it on tv this year!

    I like The Polar Express... it's so cute!

    Tor @ That's Peachy Fashion Blog xx

  4. I love all of these films, especially love actually & elf! Definitely going to try and cram all these films in before the 25th :)

  5. Haha I watched Elf & Home Alone 2 yesterday (watched the 1st Home Alone on thurs!)... I like Santa Claus The Movie - it's an old one, but fab :0 x

  6. I love Miracle on 34th Street especially the original - we went to see that being played in an old cinema and omg it was so much fun! Love the Santa Claus movie too with Dudley Moore in.

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  8. I love Elf! I also adore the original version of 'Miracle on 34th street' x

  9. Ahh I love Christmas films, I get so excited when they start to be aired at the beginning of December :) Elf and Home Alone are definitely a couple of my favourites! I used to love The Nightmare Before Christmas aswell but I haven't watched it in years, I need to find it!

    Frances x
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  10. Christmas films are the best, especially Elf!

    The original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is always on at Christmas despite not being terribly festive, but it's one of my favourite to watch when it comes on TV this time of year and always reminds me of pre-Christmas times :)


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