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.
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.
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?