Monday, December 17, 2012

Top 10 Christmas Movies

With only a week until Christmas I thought I would post a Top 10 of Christmas week with fantastically festive lists of top tens. Today kicks off with top 10 Christmas movies:
1. Miracle of 34th Street
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. There has been many adaptations of this movie over the years but for me the original is still the best.

2. It's a Wonderful Life
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
3. A Muppet Christmas Carol
There has been many adaptations of this Christmas classic over the years but for me personally my favourite is the Muppets version.
4. Santa Claus the Movie
This was my absolute favourite Christmas movie as a child and I still love it to this day. Santa's head elf Patch (played by Dudley Moore) leaves the North Pole to strike out on his own but he falls into the hands of an evil toy manufacturer who wants to corner the market and eliminate Santa Claus.
5. The Polar Express
On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. I only saw this movie for the first time last year but the magic is not lost on me even as an adult you can enjoy this visually stunning spectacular.

6. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. It wouldn't be a holiday without National Lampoon and the Griswold's always hilarious disaster comedy.
7. Scrooged
A cynically selfish TV executive gets haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve in this re-imagining on Dickens Christmas Carol. Bbill Murray is fantastic in this feel good Christmas flick.

8. The Grinch
Jim Carrey is fantastic as Dr Seuss Grinch a creature intent on stealing Christmas from the people of Whooville
9. The Snowman
Another classic from my childhood, a wordless animaed adventure by Raymond Briggs about a boy who makes a snowman that comes to life and the magical adventure that ensues.
10. White Christmas
It wouldn't be Christmas without Bing!

Of course there are many other magical Christmas movies. Why not share your favourites over on  my Facebook page


  1. What about A Christmas Story?

    1. I've actually never seen a Christmas Story! One to watch this year! x