This time of year is perfect for staying indoors and cosying up on the sofa with hot chocolate and a movie. There are just so many festive films that come on television during December, but I always find there are a handful that I find myself watching again and again every year! Here they are (in no particular order):
1. Home Alone – this is one that I have watched every year since the age of four. It’s such a classic – the first one is definitely a favourite but I know they’ve made three more since. Any one would be a great festive choice as they are all set around the Christmas period.
2. Bridget Jones’s Diary – this one only became a tradition a few years back. I love Colin Firth in the BBC’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and the trailer caught my eye. I fell in love with the movie after first watch (as I’m sure many have), so since then, I make sure to watch it!
3.The Wizard of Oz – this one comes on every year and I circle it in the TV guide to watch. It’s an old movie but it’s brilliant, very true to the original tale and perfectly depicted on the screen. Well worth a watch if you’re into the fairy tale type of movie.
4. Jingle All The Way – this is one that I actually first saw in July! It felt odd watching such a festive film in the summer when it was sweltering hot outside… But I enjoyed it very much. It follows the building of a stronger relationship between a father and son over the simple task of buying a Christmas present. Such a feel good movie.
5. Elf – I watch this when I need a laugh. Will Ferell is amazing in anything that he does but this one is truly exceptional. If I was to pick a favourite from these six, this movie would take the crown for sure.
6. Mean Girls – there are many reasons why this is so popular… But I think this movie holds a special place for me as I can remember when it first came out. It does have a Christmassy scene in it (we all know Regina George’s famous Jingle Bell Rock dance), but this one is mainly for the sentiment and the laughs.
What are your favourite festive films for this year?