The Top 5 Ultimate Christmas Films
Is this Christmas the first Christmas you’ll be spending in your Keepmoat Home? Are you ready for this to be the first year of new traditions?
We’re taking a look at our top festive films which make you want to snuggle up on the sofa with a giant box of chocolates and a glass of hot, mulled wine. Do you agree with our choices? Join in the conversation on social media and use the hashtag #KeepmoatHomes.
- The Muppet Christmas Carol
This 1992 classic sees the muppet characters we know and love (including Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy) re-enact Charles Dickens’ much-loved novella, A Christmas Carol. It’s full of brilliant songs to singalong to, with an important message about kindness and compassion. Michael Caine brilliantly plays Ebenezer Scrooge, and the film is both funny and heart-warming. A perfect festive favourite!
Elf is the hilarious Christmas comedy centring on Buddy the Elf, a human man who doesn’t know he’s a human, as he was adopted by Santa’s elves as a baby and raised in the North Pole. When Buddy is told about his past, he embarks on a journey to find his real family in New York and spread festive cheer. It is impossible not to smile when watching this film. Will Ferrell is infectiously lovable as Buddy, and his child-like nature makes Christmas feel magical, even if you’re a bit bah humbug. Well worth a watch.
- It’s a Wonderful Life
It’s a Wonderful Life is the oldest film on the list, being released at cinemas an incredible 73 years ago – but it just goes to show how great cinema is timeless. The film focuses on George Bailey, a family man who is down on his luck and becomes severely depressed. On the verge of suicide, a guardian angel shows George the impact he has made on others throughout his life. It’s a beautiful film which deals with very real issues that people face every day, and is a poignant reminder of how wonderful life can really be.
- Home Alone
You must have lived under a rock if you’ve not seen Home Alone, which sees an accidentally abandoned Kevin McAllister fight off two dim-witted crooks on a mission to ruin Christmas in his neighbourhood. With booby-traps galore, this brilliant 1994 classic is non-stop fun for all the family – this Christmas, there is no better time to introduce the younger generation to Keviiiiiiiiin!
- Love Actually
Love Actually is a Richard Curtis classic. Is it quaint and a little predictable? Yes. Do we love it anyway? Of course! Will we ever forgive Alan Rickman for breaking Emma Thompson’s heart? Never! It’s a film that makes us laugh and cry – a true Christmas classic.
- Die Hard
Ok ok, so we said we’d pick 5, but it’s impossible not to give a special mention to this controversial Crimbo favourite. Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a sweaty action hero saving his estranged wife from an office party gone wrong. Give it a watch this holiday period.