6 Christmas Classics You Simply Have To Watch Again

Okay, so I heard you groan and I saw how you rolled your eyes. And I know its my fault--its not even Halloween and already I mentioned the C word. But like it or not, once the trick or treating fun has subsided it won't be long before we're all making plans for the biggest feast of the year. And this includes what we plan to watch on the TV. So to help your enthusiasm for the cold nights ahead here is a list of the best 6 films to get you into that yo-ho-ho mood.

                                                           

Tom and Jerry: The Night Before Christmas

This Oscar nominated short packs more Christmas spirit into nine minutes than many a main-stream Hollywood production ever could. And the manic moments of gratuitous violence we have to come to know (and love) from this duelling duo just add more magic to the moments of peace and goodwill to all. Just wait till Jerry smacks a 'Do not open till Xmas' sticker on Tom's face you'll wonder why you haven't already made this little gem a part of your families Christmas tradition!

 

Scrooge (1951)

This black and white classic might come as a bit of a culture shock for the kids, but the top-of-the-season Dickensian tale staring Alistair Sim as the stingy old git will warm the heart of even the most fervent anti-Yuletide grump. 'And God bless everyone' indeed.

 

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

No one really knows why this festive treat went straight to DVD in the UK. But it doesn't matter. Chevy Chase's depiction of a normal family guy who just wants the perfect Christmas for his loved ones has long since become a personal favourite and is packed full with loads of side-splitting fun for young and old.

 

The Muppet Christmas Carol

No Christmas viewing can be complete without the Muppet treatment of the classic tale. Christmas Carol was the first production after the death of Muppet creator Jim Henson and the film is more than worthy as a fitting tribute to the puppet genius. And of then of course there's the interaction between Michael Caine and Miss Piggy. What's not to love?

 

It's A Wonderful Life

Hard to imagine now, but this true Xmas classic was more or less ignored upon release. But since then the surreal tale by Frank Capra has earned its rightful place on the seasonal box. Marvellously played by Jimmy Stewart as the ill-fated George Bailey, the film is based on the short story, The Greatest Gift and has to be the most perfect Christmas film ever.

 

Home Alone

Okay so perhaps the sequels made us all squirm in our seats, but the original 'Kevin' film is still as funny now as it was when it first came out. And with a gross of $500 million world wide, Home Alone broke all comedy records at the time. So take the time to sit back and you'll have as much fun watching your kids laugh at this as you will from watching the film itself.

 

 

 

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