This week we are going to number a variety of Christmas movies
for adults and for kids that have set themselves as some of the best Christmas films
of all time, many different films are set around the Christmas time or during December
which automatically makes them Christmas according to TV! There are tons to
look at but we are just going to name a few for the family and a few for adults
too! Many of these films you may have watched before and some you may not have
but hopefully you will recognise characters from the films that you want to
dress up like and become this Christmas season!
Elf – 2003 (PG)
We could not make a list of Christmas films without talking
about this film, although not a masterpiece this film takes a different take on
the usual Christmas films focusing on an “Elf” rather than Santa Claus. This
Will Ferrell comedy is one of the funniest films and uses a variety of comedy
from slapstick comedy to a variety of jokes and reoccurring themes. Even though
the film is over 10 years old the humour doesn’t date and old viewers still
remember the scenes almost instantly!
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas / the Grinch –
A classic children’s tale about a black hearted monster who
hated the Christmas for its joyful and noisy parties! The film takes a few
things differently and tries to cater for a much more heart filled ending as
well as adding a few extra bits of comedy during the story to keep the audience
laughing. Jim Carey plays the strange and emotionally explosive Grinch in a
perfect manner, a character made for Jim Carey, and some say the film would not
be a success without his performance. A classic tale and a classic story for
the family to enjoy!
The Nightmare before Christmas - 1993 (U)
How much further away from a Christmas themed film can you
get when you have characters from Halloween as the main characters of the
story! The Nightmare before Christmas is a perfect example of a film that can
take place during the Christmas holidays but has its own unique story that ties
in with the Christmas season, this is by far one of the most popular Christmas
films both as a box office success and a cultural success, the film is over 20
years old and still sells merchandise as if the film were brand new.
Frozen - 2013 (PG)
Although not technically a Christmas film as it does not
celebrate the Christmas season however we cannot deny the fact that it is one
of the most popular films for Disney fans most of the year around but
especially around Christmas time because of the snowy themes. There are tons of
reasons to love this film, the music, the characters, the story and so much
Fred Claus - 2007 (PG)
This movie was not much of a box office success and has had
a bunch of poor reviews. Does it deserve it? We don’t think so, although not
one of the most popular and classic Christmas films the film still gives a
great story and teaches kids a good lesson about even bad kids can do good
things! The humour stars of well but towards the end the story goes a bit dark
but overall is a pretty fun movie to watch with the family.
Die Hard – 1988 (15)
Wait what!? Yes Die Hard Is classified as a Christmas film
or Holiday film, the reason for this is because it is set around the Christmas time,
has Christmas Decorations and has a romantic story about peace, but the reason
we all watch it is for the action scenes! This is one of the best if not THE
best action film of all time starring Bruce Willis the film is all about a
policeman visiting his family at Christmas eve when suddenly terrorists attack
a NYC building and he must save them all by himself!
Gremlins – 1984 (12A)
Another film not generally seen as a full Christmas movie
because of its horror subgenre but is somewhat about Christmas because the “Mogwai”
is given to the main character as a Christmas present along with a set of rules
that ensure the safety of both the Mogwai and its owner. Over the years this
film has been given a variety of Age ratings starting at 15 but has lowered throughout
the years as it typically doesn’t show any gore.
Bad Santa – 2003 (15)
We finish the list on one of the most adult Christmas films
of all time, this film has a variety of scenes not suitable for children 2 men
come together every year to rip off shops by becoming the Mall Santa and the
elf however one year things go downhill as one man becomes depressed and an alcohol
which draws the attention of security but what could possibly get him out of
this predicament? The film is very popular for adults to watch around the
Christmas season so if you haven’t already, give it a watch!
These are just a few of the best Christmas themed movies
that you can watch over the season, you might have remembered a variety of
characters from these films and if so be sure to check out some of our Christmas
costumes to recreate your favourite characters and scenes from these films!
Remember if you need any help don’t hesitate to ask!