Your favourite christmas movies?

(52 Posts)
curiousgeorgie Thu 05-Sep-13 09:15:45

My DD will be 3 soon and this is the year for her to get excited grin

What Christmas movies have been big hits with your kids and what are your favourites?

DSJamesHathaway Fri 13-Sep-13 20:26:05

The Wrong Trousers

Hassled Fri 13-Sep-13 20:13:51

Definitely Home Alone. I love that film - always, always makes me laugh.

hippyhippo88 Fri 13-Sep-13 20:08:41

My favourite is Home Alone. I also like Jingle all the way - Our Children (and us) like the Santa clause movies. oh i nearly forgot Jack Frost (makes me cry though) and The Snowman x

ShakeAndVac Thu 12-Sep-13 10:52:40

Oh, and the Snowman! How can I forget the Snowman?!

ShakeAndVac Thu 12-Sep-13 10:52:05

Elf my out and out FAVOURITE! "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." smile

Santa Who? Little known but brilliant film where Santa crash lands his sleigh and gets amnesia - will the little boy in it help him get his memory back by Christmas Eve?!

Hazelbrowneyes Thu 12-Sep-13 10:09:40

Elf
Nativity
Grinch
Fred Claus
Disney Christmas Carol

I'm writing loads of these down as I want to buy some more Christmas films this year.

I sort of love Love Actually too but I always remember the bit where Mark tells Juliet he loves her and I jokingly said to DH "Why didn't you do that?" and he replied "if you looked like her I would have" angry That was 8 years ago so I'm slowly getting over it grin still really dislike kiera bloody knightley though

Whilst they're not Christmassy, I love watching Princess Diaries, high school musical and any sort of trashy film really grin usually on our first day off with a picnic of cheese, biscuits and lots of wine.

bsc Wed 11-Sep-13 23:17:28

My 4yo loves Muppets Christmas Carol.

(He was beside himself with joy when I bought him Muppets Treasure Island this summer holiday for a treat! smile)

I love the Snowman, and even though I've seen it dozens of times, I still cry each time. <sobs>

I like Its a Wonderful Life and Love Actually too.

Noel - a very touching film with Susan Sarandon

It's a wonderful life - it really is

Ooh yes the Christmas TV Times and a red pen grin

Msbluebozooka Wed 11-Sep-13 12:37:08

October always buy! them Radio Times. Takes me back to when i was a kid and we never had the additional supplements in the papers ,couldn't wait for dad to bring them home and get really excited at what was on.

THink thats why I love Carlie and the Chocolate factory and The Wizard of Oz too .

OctoberMoon Wed 11-Sep-13 11:06:54

Msblubozooka i think i've seen eve's christmas, is it the one with elisa donovan (the red head girl) in it? Love that film.

I love all the made for tv christmas movies. I also adore the snowman and also the snowman & the snowdog. Love the music off the snowman & the snowdog.

Does anyone else buy the christmas edition of the radio times and circle in marker what they plan on watching? blush

Ooh yeah Pelvic, got to love Charlie Brown!

Wallison Tue 10-Sep-13 22:08:32

Love lots of these but if you're starting to flag a little and could do with something just for grownups I'd recommend Bad Santa - Billy Bob Thornton at his absolute best (or should that be worst?) Definitely save it for when the kids have gone to bed though.

Msbluebozooka Tue 10-Sep-13 22:08:01

Muppets Christmas Carol for the kids .
Elf
Polar Express
But Eve's Christmas for me it is unbelievable !! has anybody seen it , it wasn't on last year I need to buy it on DVD it breaks my heart everytime I watch it.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Tue 10-Sep-13 22:03:20

The Snowman and A Charlie Brown Christmas are where it's at in this house.

All of the above, plus Box Of delights (80s BBC), not a film, but available in DVD and 'A Christmas Story' (I think) which is really funny (the one with the leg-shaped lamp...)

The channel that has all the Christmas films....every year they show "A Carol Christmas".
Tori Spelling in a Scrooge remake. confused
'Tis bad.

But I LOVE "Lost Christmas"

Rubybrazilianwax Tue 10-Sep-13 21:53:10

All of them! Seriously if its Christmassy I'm guaranteed to love it. We try to watch most of these mentioned in December

Polar Express
Nativity
Nativity 2 (even though David Tennant is in it)

I wayched "It's a Wonderful Life" but I couldn't get into it.
Same with the Bing Crosby film where they sing "Snow,Snow,Snow,Snow"

The Snowman- essential. It's on the planner. Everything stops for The Snowman.
The Gruffalo for smaller DC

A Christmas Carol (the Jim Carey animated one) for not-so-small- DC grin

Minion Tue 10-Sep-13 18:34:16

Tradition in our gaff dictates these following films are to be watched before Christmas or else...
National lampoons Christmas vacation
The holiday
Love actually
Santa clause the movie
Elf
4 Christmases

Then when I've done that I'll switch over to sky Christmas and watch whatever they've got going on over there.

runningonwillpower Fri 06-Sep-13 23:07:39

Muppets Christmas Carol.

It's perfect.

hate Polar Express! Love Scrooged!

cheryl19843 Fri 06-Sep-13 21:17:32

Home alone and jingle all the way! X

VerySmallSqueak Fri 06-Sep-13 18:56:49

I won't entertain watching any Christmas films (bah humbug!) except The Polar Express, preferably on Christmas Eve, with the kids. (and a drop of ginger wine)

Jellypudmum Fri 06-Sep-13 18:53:50

Love Polar Express and Nativity. Went to see Nativity 2 at cinema AST Christmas and want to get it in DVD for this year!!

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