Our Top 5 Christmas Movies of all Time
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
Or is it? Well since we’re in Australia no, not really. But hey! We aren’t all blessed with white Christmases. Luckily, we’ve been blessed with the gift of movie. For almost two hours, we can escape into a world of snow, hot chocolate and a young (still cute) Macaulay Culkin.
Ah, those were the days.
Since we’re in need of a shot of festive cheer, snuggling up on the couch watching our favourite Christmas movies of all time is where we’re going to start. A shot of Baileys comes next.
Keep reading for the ultimate festive films of all time, and we promise that they’ll get you into the Christmas spirit - STAT!
We feel like this doesn’t even need an explanation as to why it’s made our top 5. But we’ll give it a go. When Kevin McCallister’s family leave him at home by accident while they go on their Christmas vacay, all hell breaks loose. With burglars trying to break into his home, the 8-year old Kevin manages to come up with a hilarious way to stop them. Brilliant, hilarious, and a classic, there’s nothing not to love.
This darkly humorous movie is a Christmas classic. While some hate it and many love it, we’re huge fans. This contemporary version of A Christmas Carol features Bill Murray playing grumpy TV exec Frank Cross, who you guessed it, learns the true meaning of Christmas. And why do we love him? He’s basically the antithesis of the Christmas spirit and it’s pretty damn good to watch.
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
We salute you Tim Burton. This 1993 stop-motion film blends both Halloween and Christmas together to create something more than beautiful. Both heart-warming yet spooky, this dark fantasy musical is truly unique in its category as a Christmas movie. Plus, we love the whole Jack and Sally romance. The story focuses on the ‘Pumpkin King’ Jack Skellington, who plots to kidnap Santa Claus. Happy holiday’s people.
An action movie about an office Christmas party that gets interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the whole party. Yep, for real. The hostages need saving, and of course, there’s only one man for the job. Enter: Bruce Willis as NYC policeman, John McClane, wearing the now iconic bloodied singlet and holding a large gun. What a man.
NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
There’s something to laugh at every few minutes. Genuinely. Yep, that’s just what National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation does to us. A comedy of utter mayhem resulting from only the best intentions, all main character Clark Griswold yearns for is “a fun, old-fashioned family Christmas”. Of course, nothing goes as planned. And that’s what makes it oh so special.
Now, we don’t know about you, but we’re about to get the Christmas tree up and stuff the stockings.
Merry Christmas ya filthy animals!