It’s that time of the year where we debate whether Die Hard truly is a Christmas film, scoff our faces full with pigs in blankets and mince pies, and crack out those board games to prove who really is the superior member of the family. Thankfully, it also means it’s a time where we tend to watch a shedload of movies. But while Christmas movies tend to top our list of choice this time of year, there are some movies you can’t help but watch at this festive of times, and here we have a list of just a few of them.
What movies do you always watch at Christmas – let us know in the comments section!
What Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Pixar’s arguably best outing of all time – Toy Story. Woody, Buzz and the gang are a truly loveable crew and their togetherness and sheer adventurous nature is the perfect recipe for a Christmas afternoon following the Christmas dinner has been demolished.
While the original is a hands-down classic, it’s hard not to acknowledge Peter Jackson’s reimagining of King Kong, from the vast surroundings of Skull Island to the finale in New York which features the most beautiful of scenes on ice between the over-sized ape and Naomi Watts, as well as that infamous Empire State Building sequence. A must-watch any time of year but certainly at Christmas.
Peter Jackson’s award-winning “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” includes: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. The Trilogy tells the story of a meek hobbit of The Shire and eight companions setting out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron.
The Magic Is All Here in the Complete 8-Film Collection. The collection includes Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Nothing says Christmas like revisiting those adventures in Hogwarts and revelling in the wizarding world.
With its Christmas lights and dusting of snow, Kingston Falls is an idyllic small town–until the gremlins take over. A father returns from Chinatown with an unusual pet, a Mogwai–a gift for his son. The rules are simple: Keep your Mogwai away from water, bright lights and, most importantly, never–never–feed him after midnight. But the rules are inadvertently broken, and the consequences multiply at an alarming rate.
Gremlins, Harry Potter: The Complete Collection Years 1-7 (8pk) and Lord of the Rings, The Motion Picture Trilogy are all available on Amazon