9 Films You Should Watch During Christmas Holidays

15 Dec

Compiled by Jai Dang

The best Christmas movie of all time is…well, everyone has their own opinion! Here’s our list of the 9 films you should watch during these holidays. These movies are best seen with a cup of hot chocolate, while you’re sat in front of the telly, wrapped in warm blankets.

These are some movies you can snuggle up to watch tonight.

1. Home alone (1990)


Accidentally left at home while his large family heads off for a Christmas vacation in Paris, Kevin finds himself facing two bumbling burglars who have hatched a grand plan. Can a little boy defend his home alone?

2. Elf (2003)


A gift to Christmas TV programmers, this festive comedy makes full use of Will Ferrell’s man-child. This is the story of Buddy, who journeys to New York City to find his true identity, and his biological father, after learning he’s not actually an over-sized elf.

3. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)


Bridget thinks she might have met the man she’s meant to be with– but spots him sporting a hideous Christmas jumper. She then meets her dishy boss who is too good to be true. which also features romedy favorite Hugh Grant.

4. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)


Based on the eponymous book by Dr. Seuss, the film stars Jim Carrey in his physical comedy pomp. Directed by Ron Howard, it’s visually stunning, a little bit scary, and just great fun for the whole family.

5. Love Actually (2003)


This is a festive heart-warmer, love is certainly all around in this ensemble comedy-drama set in the holiday season: even a school nativity play is an opportunity for romance. Comic standouts include Bill Nighy as an ageing rock legend, struggling to revive a dead career by landing a Christmas Number One.

6. The Holiday (2006)


Like “Love Actually”, this is more of a romantic comedy than a Christmas movie. But it is set in the Christmas season, and suggests a simple cure for the holiday blues of single women of means. What is it? Watch the movie to find out.

7. The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)


Based on a poem by Tim Burton, the movie features Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown. Bored doing the same thing for Halloween each year, he discovers Christmastown, and decides to bring a bit of yuletide to Halloweentown, even kidnapping Santa Claus to make that happen.

8. A Charlie brown Christmas (1956)


The storyline follows the ups and downs of Charlie Brown, initially depressed by the commercialism of Christmas, but ultimately buoyed by directing the school pageant, a pep talk from Linus and the strength of a sad little fir tree.

9. Gremlins (1984)


Gremlins is a tale of a boy who receives a cute, fluffy Mogwai for Christmas. The Mogwai comes with a warning: it must not touch water, and never, never be fed after midnight. When his new pet gets a glass of water spilled on him accidentally, he multiplies, and when the offspring get their hands on food after midnight, the film takes a sinister turn as green scaly mischief-makers cause chaos in the town.

Compiled by Yana Yadav

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