Christmas movies: a few of our favourites

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