Christmas is a great time to sit back and relax after a big year of work.
And sometimes there is nothing better than watching a movie with your family.
But the question is, what do you watch?
Well here are the top 10 Christmas movies everyone should watch over the holiday period.
10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch, this fantastic family film brings the true meaning of Christmas spirit together with plenty of comedy. Based on the 1957 story by Dr Seuss, the Grinch terrorises Whoville during one Christmas after some unfortunate circumstances in his childhood force him to hate the holiday. This film is just great fun.
When you put Will Ferrell into a movie you can expect plenty of laughs and that is exactly what Elf delivers. the 2003 romantic comedy follows Buddy Hobbs (Ferrell) a human who was raised by Santa’s elves. He goes to New York to meet his real father and from here chaos ensues. This film will turn any Christmas cynic.
8. Christmas With the Kranks
Hollywood heavyweights Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis combine for a great Christmas comedy. Based on the 2001 novel called Skipping Christmas, Christmas with the Kranks follows a couple who decide to skip Christmas the year their daughter is away, but are soon considered pariahs by their local community. Things change when their daughter suddenly decides to come home for Christmas, changing everyone’s plans and causing chaos.
7. The Polar Express
Another movie based on a book, The Polar Express’ animation is as enthralling as its storyline. The film stars Tom Hanks in six in six roles and follows a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. This movie just has something for everyone.
6. A Christmas Carol
Jim Carrey again hits the big screen in a Christmas film. Carrey stars as a number of characters, but primarily Scrooge, who is taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. This film is based on a Charles Dickens’ novel and is visually amazing as well.
5. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The oldest on this list, but anything from the National Lampoon is timeless. The Griswolds have a hilarious adventure during the festive season, but as always it turns into a disaster. Chevy Chase is a comedy legend and this is one of the best Christmas comedies ever.
4. The Santa Clause
Outside of Tool Time, The Santa Clause it arguably Tim Allen’s most famous role. The 1994 comedy spawned a number of sequels and is still a family favourite every year. Allen stars as Scott Calvin, who accidentally kills Santa, before magically taking his place. Again, this film covers evey aspect of Christmas.
3. Love Actually
The most mushy movie on this list, but it is loved world-wide. The film follows the lives of eight couples dealing with the frantic nature of Christmas in London. Starring some of the best actors ever, this film has it all for any romantic film fan.
2. Home Alone
It is arguable to say no Christmas movie is more famous than Home Alone. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old who must protect his house from a pair of bumbling burglars after he is left at home over Christmas. This launched Culkin’s career and is always aired on Christmas Eve.
1. Die Hard
To be honest, nothing needs to be said here besides – Bruce Willis saves the world on Christmas Eve.