Five of my Favourite Festive Films

December is disappearing quickly and it’s almost only two weeks until Christmas which means it is the perfect time to get into the festive spirit and what better way to do it than with a few classic Christmas movies. Today I would like to show you a few of my favourites.

  • Home Alone – The perfect Christmas movie for everyone. For those of you who don’t already know, Home Alone is about a boy called Kevin who has accidentally been left behind whilst his family go to Paris for a Christmas holiday. He soon discovers that two burglars are trying to rob his house and sets up lots of traps to make them get caught. Overall, it is a great way to entertain the full family for a night and don’t forget, if you love this film, Home Alone 2 is equally as good.
  • It’s a Wonderful Life – The film is about a man who has given up his dreams to help others but then attempts to kill himself on Christmas Eve because he has became so miserable and many things have went wrong however, his guardian angel shows him how he has changed so many people’s lives and how different life in his community would be if he had never been born. It is a great film to watch on Christmas Eve and make you think about how the small things we do in life are sometimes the most important.
  • Elf – On Christmas Eve, a baby crawls into Santa’s sack in the orphanage and is taken back to the North Pole. When discovered he gets named ‘Buddy’ and is then adopted by Papa Elf. Buddy grows up in the North Pole and he believes that he is an Elf but since he is human sized he struggles to do the same things as the other elves. He then overhears that he is actually a human and he decided to travel to New York to find his dad. Elf is a great film to watch with everyone on Christmas Eve and it certainly has a few funny moments in it.
  • Miracle on 34th Street – In this classic Christmas movie, an old man called Kris Kringle fills in as Santa in a Macy’s parade. He becomes so well liked that he begins to appear regularly at Macy’s and when he shocks customers and employees by claiming to really be Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to check his mental health and his authenticity. Miracle on 34th Street is a great movie to make you feel festive.
  • Deck the Halls – Steve, a dad who wants his kids to have a great Christmas packed with his traditions, finds an issue with the arrival of his new neighbour Danny who has big dreams and plans to light his house so much, to the extent that he wants it to be visible from space. Since Steve doesn’t want to be outdone he creates a war with Danny and threatens to drag the Christmas spirit through the slush. This movie is a fantastic way to keep you amused and make you feel ready for Christmas.

We have all got our most loved Christmas movies, comment below some of your festive favourites.

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