My Favourite Films for Christmas
This is a film I over looked for way too long, it's my boyfriends favourite Christmas film. He made me sit down and watch it properly and I'm so happy I finally did. I like films that are a little bit different visually, and the Muppet's as puppet work is a fine example of this. As it's a comical retelling of the classic 'A Christmas Carol' it's even better because I feel like I'm watching something quite sophisticated but with a fun twist.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
One of my all time favourite Tim Burton films and probably the first film of his I saw. We used to have Halloween parties when I was very little with the family and it was a bit of a tradition to go to the video store and hire this film for the night. Since then I've grown to see this film as more Christmas themed film, but it works equally well for both. The song when Jack ends up in Christmas town is perfect. The cherry on the top of the cake is that this film is the stop motion animation which is my all time favourite.
Oh how I love this film, it's not a Christmas film but it's set in a snowy Canada. Balto is an animated film based on real events and the heroics of an outcast. Balto is a Wolf/Husky cross who can't find his place in the world, his friends are a goose, two polar bears cubs and a husky. One day an epidemic hits the small town of Nome and all the children are gravely ill, a storm hits and it's down to a sled dog team to get the medication. It's a really heart warming film and I'm a sucker for animated films featuring talking anaimals.
Jingle All The Way
The first live action movie of the list. I think my mum took us to see this film at the cinemas as a Christmas treat way back when it came out (Arr that was 1996). A story of the search for that one must have present and the perils of leaving it until the last minuet. Arnold Schwarzenegger was a favourite of mine to watch when I was younger for the funny and rather strange roles he played. A funny take on the Christmas period with an over the top story line.
What's your favourite Christmas movie to watch?
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