December is a really special month in our house, obviously Christmas is around the corner, but also the nights are cosy and dark – so we spend a lot of family time curled up on the sofa when we can.
And what better way to spend sofa time in the evenings than to watch a good Classic Christmas film! There’s something very special and magical about watching them with the children, and seeing their eyes light up in expectation and wonder, don’t you think!
(I’m a little kid at heart at Christmas as well, so I find myself being drawn in to the stories just as much as when I was little myself, it’s a great form of escaping any Christmas stress that’s brewing….!)
I couldn’t resist sharing my favourite Christmas films list with you today – and if I’ve missed one that you love then please let me know in the comments below. I love finding new films to try!
THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION OF CHRISTMAS MOVIES TO WATCH WITH THE FAMILY….
#1 – ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
This is fast becoming one of my all time favourites! So clever and a totally different take on Christmas films to date. I love all the little touches they have managed to get in, and it’s a must-have on our December watch-list every year.
#2 – SANTA CLAUS THE MOVIE
A classic – and it still doesn’t get old! This film is magical in all senses, the cast is amazing and it shows things as we all picture them to be in our minds as children.
#3 – NATIVITY!
A brilliant english film, and so funny I laugh out loud every time I watch it. The children in this film are brilliant, and the nativity play they end up putting on is gorgeous. This film has even been turned into a musical now – something I’d love to go and see at some point.
#4 – THE GRINCH
Jim Carey works his magic again in this Christmas film that is so different from lots of the traditional ones. It’s really funny and well worth a watch!
#5 – THE SANTA CLAUSE
Once again, different from traditional takes on Christmas – but yet this has lots of tradition in it at the same time. I really love this, and so does my daughter…
#6 – MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
Sweet, traditional, and well worth a watch!
#7 – THE MUPPETS CHRISTMAS CAROL
This is my hubbys ultimate Christmas film, so we watch it regularly in our household in the run up to the big day. A classic story made modern with the muppets – and really really good!
#8 – ELF
Love, Love, Love this film. Such a laugh – this is definitely worth everyone in the family watching together!
#9 – HOME ALONE
A true classic now – a little boy left at home by himself having to deal with less than clever burglars. Brilliant slap stick comedy that every generation will laugh through…
So many amazing Classic Christmas movies in this list to watch, and so little time!
Why not have a film night each week in the run up to the big day, and either choose as a family which to watch or take it in turns to make the choice – it could be a special tradition each year from now on!
Have I mentioned your favourite in my list?
I’d love to know what it is (especially if it’s a different one from what I’ve chosen) – so please leave a comment below – and I hope you have a great time watching these Christmas movies this month and that they get you in the holiday mood.
By the way – this makes a fantastic Christmas Tradition – and if you want to add any other traditions to your familys Christmas this year, why not take a look at THIS POST next…