We have a tradition in our house like most families do, to choose a great family xmas movie and watch it together. But my family like to take it one step more and watch the (scuse my french) shit out of it. Thats right over and over and over.
But beside that I do love how they still love to sit with us as a family and keep these little traditions. As they get older I know they may not want to but here's to hoping.
Here is my top list of Christmas movies. Some you may not have seen, some of you may have seen all of them. Feel free to comment about any I may not have on this list I'm always up for a new Christmas flick.
Well of course this sadistic little movie was going to be on the list. The kids think it's absolutely hilarious as the little kid beats up two would be thieves. Some may argue it's not a Christmas film as such what with the nasty attitude of family members but it is set at Christmas time and it kinda turns all feel good at the end.
Christmas is not Christmas without The Grinch. I mean it's a classic Dr Zeus book brought to life beautifully by the one and only Jim Carrey. This one is high on our list at home because not only is it a great story but Jim Carrey is adored by the kids. I swear if I hear one more of his catch phrases though I'll go gaga.
The Santa Clause
A very sweet comedic story of a divorced couple and their son. I'm sure a lot of people can relate to some of the issues raised in the film regarding shared time with children and new spouses. I don't think anyone changes into Santa and as a result regains the love and respect of said children though. Great flick for the whole family and great for those with little kids.
The Polar Express
What a terrific and beautifully animated film for the whole family this is. Tom Hanks adds his voice to several memorable characters that appeal to young and the young at heart.I think I have seen this movie more times than any single person on earth. Yes I've seen it that many times as both my babies adored this film, particularly the hot chocolate dancing theme. Much hot chocolate was spilt during this scene.
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
It's just not Christmas without Chevy Chase and his family antics. While there are a few questionable moments within the film, as every other National Lampoon movie has it has many great laughs as we watch the Griswolds fumble their way through the festive season with extended family. It's one gag after another and while it's not everyone's cup of tea it's always a hit with the kiddies.
Christmas with the Kranks
This one is our absolute favourite. Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Ackroyd lead an amazing cast in one hilarious film. While it starts of with the Kranks seemingly losing their Christmas spirit and becoming the disdain of the neighbourhood it fast becomes a feel good film of community spirit and togetherness. I love this film because it shows what Christmas is all about. The giving to others in their time of need.
Yes of course it was going to make the list. Elf is a Christmas treasure and Will Ferrell plays the role of Buddy perfectly. There are so many side splitting scenes in this film that it's very hard to choose one. If you haven't seen the film do yourself a favour and do, you'll never look at maple syrup, pop tarts and pasta the same way again.
The Nightmare before Christmas
Tim Burton's classic but twisted tale shows Christmas is a time for the singing of festive songs, the giving of gifts and festooning your home in lights and holiday decoartions. Mix it with a hint of Halloween and things get a bit dark. But that's what makes this film so endearing to so many fans.
A Christmas Carol
Jim Carrey makes the grade again in this animated movie that used the same motion capture techniques used on The Polar Express. This is not the first animated movies adapted from the classic A Christmas Carol but it is definitely the best. And lets face it Christmas is not Christmas without this all time classic time travel story.