Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a festive movie binge… that is certainly the case in the Ceres office, with a discussion around our favourite films causing quite the debate. From romantic and predictable, to imaginative and comedic, it’s each to their own when it comes to Christmas movies, but which one is your favourite?
David – Muppets Christmas Carol
What can I say other than it’s perfect! Funny, heart-warming, it has puppets and songs – what more do you need from a Christmas movie? The first time I watch it each year is the moment that Christmas really begins. All I need now is to try and persuade the kids to watch it with me.
Cat – A Nightmare Before Christmas
I absolutely love Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. This unusual and fantastical piece of cinematography brings to life a world of imagination and festive spirit, as the king of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, attempts to bring Christmas to the town instead. It’s not a scary film in the slightest, but is filled with fantasy, music and a bit of comedy too.
Naomi – Home Alone
Home Alone on the TV means Christmas has arrived for me! So many lovely memories of belly laughing with my family as Kevin takes on the Wet Bandits… I doubt it will ever stop being funny, however many times we’ve seen it!
Charlotte – Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas is a heart-warming underdog story with a modern twist on Santa and his helpers, what’s not to enjoy!
Calvin - Christmas with the Kranks
There’s a lot of Christmas chaos in this film! I like it because it’s funny and relatable for any family during the festive period. I find it especially funny that Luther Krank wants to relax and go on a Caribbean cruise but is instead met with a frantic rush to organise Christmas!
Jennifer - Love Actually
For me an essential of a good Christmas film is one that combines feel good emotions, with gentle humour and a reasonable but not too hard to follow (post the festive feast!) story line! And can stand being watched multiple times!
Taryn – Miracle on 34th Street
Classic, comforting and super Christmassy! Miracle on 34th Street (1994) was always on repeat during the festive season and it’s one I used to wait all year for. At one point, I was so convinced that my neighbour was Santa Claus (as he looked the spitting image of Richard Attenborough!!) and spent all Christmas trying to see the reindeer I was convinced he was hiding in the shed…
Emily – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
I love Christmas, so it may come as a surprise that I’m such a fan of The Grinch, but it makes me chuckle every time. I love The Grinch’s little quirks, phrases, facial expressions and his dog, Max, as well as the hysteria of Whoville at Christmas time. The moral of the story is sweet too – it’s not about gifts, but rather being with the ones you love and ensuring no one is alone at Christmas!
Joe – The Snowman
This film holds a lot of sentimental memories for me. When I was young, it kept me distracted in the early hours of Christmas morning – I had to wait for my Mum and Dad to wake up before I could open my stocking. Now, when I hear that iconic soundtrack, I’m transported back to my childhood bedroom at 5am, ripping corners of the wrapping paper to have a peek at my presents.
Kathryn – The Holiday
Love the warm cosy fuzzy feel you get from The Holiday – it’s totally predictable but what’s not to love…
Karina - Santa Claus: The Movie
This film brings to life exactly how I imagined Santa Claus and Santa’s workshop when I was a little girl