Just recently, ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ (1946), a beautiful all-time classic, was voted the “Best Christmas film” by a selection of the British public. As a result, we have made a short list of our favourite Christmas films that will hopefully make your Christmas time that much better.
Die Hard (1988)
‘Die Hard’, a Christmas classic by John McTiernan starring Bruce Willis, has been disputed by some for the Christmas film title. However, we believe Die Hard is as Christmassy as it gets regarding Christmas films. Hence, we have decided to put it on our list. Yippie-Ki-Yay, Mother#^@%*&.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Among our favourites, we have the comedy-filled ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas.’ Ron Howard’s adaptation has become one of the most popular Christmas films in pop culture and holds some timeless comedy scenes that will make you laugh over and over.
“It’s not a dress, its a kilt! Sicko!”
Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone, the film that made Macaulay Culkin a child superstar, has been regarded as one of the best Christmas films by many polls and film geeks. Additionally, while the realism of the scenes in the film have been challenged before, we still believe it is a Christmas classic and more importantly a fun family film.
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Unsurprisingly, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ makes this list too. The five-time Oscar-nominated film has become a forgotten classic by many Christmas film fanatics, however, to this day it holds up as a special film that delivers eye-opening scenes and explores deep themes that are very much relevant today.
Our final film to make the list is ‘Scrooged’ by Richard Donner starring Bill Murray as Frank Cross. The film is based on ‘A Christmas Carol’ by English writer Charles Dickens. ‘Scrooged’ has a distinct style of comedy that makes it a timeless classic and thus deserves to be viewed every Christmas.
“The b**** hit me with a toaster!”