The team here at LYC loves nothing more on these cold December nights than snuggling on the sofa under a blanket, next to a roaring fire, watching those classic must-watch Christmas movies that seem to get better every year.
Whether you love an oldie like It’s A Wonderful Life starring Jimmy Stewart or the hilarious antics of Will Ferrell in Elf! there’s a heartwarming festive film for everyone (and if you HATE Christmas films like my husband, there’s always Die Hard) Here’s a rundown of our favourites to watch this year, have you seen them all?
Hilarious story of a boy who was accidentally left home alone whilst his family flew off on their Christmas vacation, protected his home from a pair of sneaky burglars.
It’s A Wonderful Life
Help arrives from heaven as an Angel shows a frustrated businessman what his life would have been like if he had never existed.
Buddy the oversized human elf, travels from the North Pole to New York to meet his father who doesn’t know he exists and tries to share some Christmas spirit.
The Polar Express
One for the train lovers out there. The journey begins on Christmas Eve as a young boy begins a magical adventure upon the Polar Express, headed to the North Pole.
Miracle on 34th Street
Whether you prefer the original or the 1994 version, this is a heartwarming story of a little girl and a lawyer who are determined to prove they’ve found the real Santa Claus.
A modern-day classic with an all-star cast. Follow the love life of eight couples whose stories are loosely entwined with each other on the build-up to Christmas.
A story of how one young girl’s holiday spirit saved a grumpy Grinch who planned to steal Christmas from the village of Whoville.
A magical film where the music does the talking. A young boy builds a snowman which comes to life and takes him to to meet Father Christmas.
The Christmas Chronicles
A girl and her brother set out to capture Santa Claus on camera and get the Christmas adventure of a lifetime.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Confusion arises when two different worlds meet when Jack introduces Christmas to Halloween Town.
A Christmas Carol
The classic tale of Charles Dickens’ novel is brought to life in animation this time and tells of Ebenezer Scrooge, awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who tell of the fate that could await him if he does not change his ways.
A hostage situation arises during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles and it’s down to a single NYPD officer to save the day.