Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Blogmas #4: My 10 favourite Christmas films


Ok, so I will admit that when it comes to Christmas, well Christmas films in particular, I am a bit of a weirdo.. I'm one of those over-eager people who starts watching Christmas films the second the Christmas channel comes on TV. This year, that was October. Yes, October. I have been watching Christmas films since October (judge me all you like).

Confession time over. I thought I would share with you my top 10 favourite Christmas films, in order, and a favourite scene or moment from each one!

This has been really hard for me to rate them in order (counting down) but here goes...


10



As I mentioned above, I've (sadly) been watching Christmas films since October when the two Christmas channels were put on TV. I watched this film for the first time in October (during my social media break) and I absolutely loved it. I didn't go on my phone throughout so I didn't miss any little details of the film.

This film reminded me of Home Alone in a way; two villains against children. The whole film is set in a shopping mall too so I was surprised that they managed to keep it interesting all the way through.

I won't put a favourite moment on for this one as I doubt many people will have seen it but if you're wanting a new Christmas film to watch I would definitely recommend this one. It is an easy watch and it's light-hearted humour!


9



I haven't actually watched this film yet and I don't think I watched it last year either which is surprising because it is definitely one of my top 10 Christmas films. The theme tune is far too catchy though as I've been humming it the whole time I've been writing this post and I doubt I'll be able to get it out of my head now!

I have such a silly sense of humour so National Lampoon's films are right up my street. I find this film hilarious throughout.


My favourite moment is definitely when the Grandpa's wig comes off and starts a fire which ruins the whole Christmas tree. Classic.


8



I can't believe that up until a few years ago I'd actually never seen this film! Crazy. People had told me about it for years and for some reason I just never watched it - I was missing out.

This film is actually quite sad in so many places and it can be a real tear jerker. The worst part for me is when Emma Thompson finds the necklace gift from her husband (which is actually for another woman) and realises when he never gives it to her at Christmas. I think so many girls can relate to having to pretend to not be upset by a boy and crying in secret. It definitely tugged at my heart strings seeing her so upset!

There are also so many cute and funny bits too so it definitely isn't all sad.


My favourite happy scene is definitely when Hugh Grant dances to 'Jump' throughout his house. It's great because, come on, it's Hugh Grant and he is iconic in UK films! The fact he is cast as Prime Minister makes it 10 times better. I wonder if Theresa May dances like that in private...

I really love this film and will definitely be watching it this year.

Ps. I definitely said actually far too many times when explaining this film...


7



Home Alone number 2, although not as good as the first (in my opinion), is still a classic film and has to be in my top 10! It's set in one of my favourite ever cities AND it is at Christmas - you can't really go wrong!


Personally, the hotel staff made it for me. These characters just added to the humour of the film, especially when Kevin was able to trick them too with the TV recording. I liked how the writers carried on key jokes/scenes from the first film into the second too.

I think it was sad that Macaulay Culkin stopped being in the films after number 2 because for me, that's when the films went downhill. I love the first two films and will definitely be watching them (multiple times) this Christmas!


6



I think the Grinch is one of everyone's favourite Christmas films. You just can't help but love him. Even though he is supposed to be the 'bad guy'.

I think I go through every emotion when watching this film: happiness, sadness, empathy, laughter. I have them all. It's a roller-coaster of emotions that's for sure. Or maybe I'm just too easily affected...

If I had to pick a favourite scene, it would have to be:


I think every girl can relate to this. This is literally me before every night out. Hence why I find this scene too funny!

If you haven't seen the Grinch, where have you been hiding?! Watch it this year and it won't disappoint!!


5



This is honestly one of my favourite films of all time. Due to its nature, I literally watch this film all year round whenever I need a film to watch where I can just chill out properly.

I love that it has a mix of humour and romance, not just one or the other, plus the cast is amazing! 

If I had to choose a favourite moment...


It would be when Arthur gets his award. It makes me cry every time (yes I am sad). He is just so cute and I love the friendship that he has with Iris- very very cute. I also love when Miles plays the tunes he has written about Arthur and Iris!

To be honest, an all round fab film and a must watch if you haven't seen it already!


4



This is what I would class as a proper Christmas film. The plot of the film is solely based around Christmas and I always feel so Christmassy as soon as I watch this (I haven't watched it yet this year).

I can't say that I have an overall favourite scene in this film because it's just a really cute, Christmassy film and I like it all the way through. I can't wait to watch this again this year!


3



This is number 3 for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I absolute LOVE this film. It never fails to cheer me up and put me in a good mood. It is also a bit of a family tradition to watch this each year with my Stepdad - my Mum hates it lol - but every year me and my Stepdad will watch this film and have done since I've been little.

I don't think many people will have seen this film as it isn't necessarily one of the 'traditional' Christmas films but if you have... My favourite moment HAS to be the fight for the Hickory Honey Ham.


 It is definitely something I would do (sorry not sorry) and it tickles me every time! Plus, falling head first over your trolley and knocking down a whole display has me written all over it.

I urge you to watch this film this Christmas - it is an easy going, feel good film that is guaranteed to make you laugh!


2



Home Alone just had to be number 2 - it's an absolute classic. It's one of those films that you can watch over and over again, year in year out and not get bored. I think it is so cleverly written too!

I first saw this film when I was younger and I always thought I'd be this clever if someone ever broke into my house. I'm glad no one ever did because I definitely wouldn't have been!


For me, my favourite scenes are all of the traps that Kevin lays out for the Wet Bandits. The tarantula scene is a favourite though! I think it's hilarious how he still has the iron imprint on his face!!


1



Of course, this was my winner! I decided that for each film I wanted to say what my favourite scene was and I realise there are soooo many for Elf that I knew it had to be number 1.

Elf is such a feel good film and really does show the spirit of Christmas. I genuinely laugh all the way through, especially when my best friend Meg is watching it too!

My favourite 3 moments are (I couldn't pick 1):

"SANTAAAA! I KNOW HIM!"


This scene tickles me so much- me and my friend quote it to each other nearly every Christmas. If you love Elf as much as me you'll probably be sat grinning reading this like I am!

"YOU SIT ON A THRONE OF LIES"


When he's talking to the fake Santa. Can't even deal.

"BUDDY THE ELF, WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR?!"


This HAS to be one of my favourite scenes. I cannot cope with how proud of himself he is answering the phone!

If you've never seen Elf or you don't like Elf, we can no longer be friends!

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There you have my top 10 Christmas films. I hope you've enjoyed reading - if you got this far, I salute you!

What are your favourite Christmas films?


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