We have two days left of term before we finish for the Christmas holidays and we thought we’d take a look at a few of our favourites… I have placed these in no particular order as we each have our own ideas about where they should be amongst our best !
Elf – always good to get you in the mood, enjoyed by parents, children and teens alike!
A Christmas Carol – of the numerous versions out there, we have selected three for mentioning here:
And with a variation on this theme, we have
Raymond Briggs‘ illustrated animations are still a firm family favourite with us:
Home Alone 2: according to one fifteen-year-old I know, this one is the best!
Olive the Other Reindeer is a bit different – we love the idea of a small dog and her flea deciding to help Santa out with his deliveries and enjoy the actors’ and singers’ voices portraying the main characters
Polar Express – the lovely animations are almost too realistic, but they are captivating…
Both the 1947 and 1994 versions of Miracle on 34th Street are lovely:
This is a lovely film to watch, having been inspired by the wonderful picture book, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey written by Susan Wojciechowski and illustrated by Patrick Lynch:
Finally for the adults we have selected Love, Actually
and The Holiday