Top 5 Christmas Movies
5 – Die Hard
I’ll admit, this one’s only on the list because some people would kill me if it wasn’t. I’m not a Die Hard fan and I doubt I ever will be but I do like Bruce Willis blowing things up and stopping terrorists and in my book, if it’s set around Christmas, it’s a Christmas movie. I’m sure no one will argue with me.
4 – Gremlins
Another “Not-really-Christmas-but-set-around-Christmas-so-it-still-counts” film. The Gremlins is a brilliant film and if you haven’t seen it yet where have you been hiding for the last 20-ish years? (I swear the gremlins were the inspiration for Furbys.)
3 – Miracle on 34th Street
“Finally!” I hear you cry. “An actual Christmas movie!!” The only reason for this one being on the list is because of Santa. The Santa in this movie is the Santa I thought was real until I was about 9 and the Santa my mother still tells me is real.
Editorial comment: That’s because he is the real Santa. He only plays Richard Attenborough throughout the year to throw us off the scent.
2 – Nightmare Before Christmas
I’m still a little divided on whether or not this is a Christmas film or a Halloween one but for the sake of argument I’m gonna say Christmas and conclude with two simple words. “Tim Burton.”
1 – The Muppet Christmas Carol
This film is in the same area as “the coca-cola advert”. In other words, if you don’t see it, it’s not Christmas. It’s made all the more special by being a Muppets film (this andTreasure Islandare quite possibly my favourite films.) And I’m not usually one for forcing my opinions on people but if you disagree on this one then your opinion is wrong, plain and simple.