Nothing quite gets you in the Christmas spirit like settling down on a snowy day in front of a Christmas movie. Our top picks of Christmas flicks are fun for all the family, they might not be on TV daily but you might find them on Kodi. Which ones will you be snuggling up with in front of the fire this year?
Starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel, Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy the Elf, who leaves his home in the North Pole to track down his family in New York, spreading his unique brand of chaotic Christmas cheer along the way. With plenty of comedy capers and memorable one-liners, Elf is a funny family favourite that will tickle the whole family.
The Muppets Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ story about understanding the spirit of Christmas is brought to life in this family-friendly adaptation. Expect to see your favourite Muppets (including Kermit, Miss Piggy and Gonzo) alongside Michael Caine as Scrooge in this all-singing, all-dancing Christmas tale.
The Polar Express
This performance-capture animation is a firm family favourite for Christmas enthusiasts. Featuring Tom Hanks in numerous roles, this is the story of a little boy who takes a magical train ride to the North Pole to discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Miracle on 34th Street
Six-year-old Susan Wilson is sceptical of Santa Claus. That is until she meets Kris Kringle – a department store Santa who claims to be the real thing. This romantic Christmas film will make even the biggest Christmas cynics feel warm and fuzzy inside.
In the magical land of Whoville lives a grumpy grinch, set on ruining Christmas for the residents of the town. That’s until one little girl attempts to befriend him. Based on the story by Dr Seuss, this fantastical comedy stars the enchanting Jim Carey, who always guarantees plenty of laughs.
When Kevin McAllister’s parents accidentally leave him home alone over the Christmas holidays, he is forced to defend his home against two haphazard burglars. Expect booby traps and lots of laughs in this Christmas classic.
Imagine being the only child on Earth that Santa forgot to deliver a present to this Christmas. In this enchanting tale, Arthur Christmas (Santa’s youngest son) is faced with the challenge of bringing Christmas to the ‘forgotten child’.
The Santa Clause
In this 1994 comedy, Tim Allen stars as an everyday man who has to step into the shoes of Santa himself following an accident. Will he be up to the challenge? This is a feel-good festive movie guaranteed to entertain the whole family.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
This Tim Burton tale is typically dark and haunting but still manages to capture to essence of Christmas. In it we follow Jack Skellington, who leaves his home of Halloween Town to try and take over Christmastown. A musical fantasy tale, this is an alternative Christmas movie for all of the family.
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol is perhaps one of the most famous Christmas stories, and as such there have been many adaptations. Whether you opt for the 2009 version starring Jim Carey, the 1999 version starring Patrick Stewart or even the versions dating back as far as the 1930s, you are bound to be enchanted by this timeless tale of knowing the value of Christmas spirit. Thanks FileHippo for sharing your favourites and getting us in the mood for some Christmas magic.