Who doesn't love a good Christmas film? Nobody and if people tell you differently then they're wrong. A rainy afternoon, after you've put up the tree, while you're wrapping presents, there's no time when a Christmas film isn't the answer.
We all have our classics that we watch year in, year out and I'm sure mine aren't too different to everybody elses but here are my top 5 Christmas films.
:: FRED CLAUS ::
I remember skipping class to go watch this with my friends back in the day. I know; a rebel- skipping to watch a Christmas film; just call me rock 'n' roll. Yes, it's classic Vince Vaughn but that's why it's a good'un. I like that it doesn't focus on just Santa etc, plus Kevin Spacey is just gold in this.
:: ARTHUR CHRISTMAS ::
Aardman just know what they're doing when it comes to animation. It's a proper British film and it's always on in our house at Christmas. I love that there is adult humour hidden within this children's film. It's a Sunday afternoon film for sure.
:: LOVE ACTUALLY ::
One that's on everybody's list and one that we all watch in July when ITV2 decide to run it. But still, does Richard Curtis make a bad British rom-com? Errrr, no.
:: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET ::
The most recent one, the one with Matilda in. Richard Attenborough is just the best Father Christmas. I love it all; it's in New York, it features all the classic Christmas tunes, it's a feel good, family friendly film and I adore it.
:: FANTASTIC MR FOX ::
I know, I've gone off piste with this one. It's not Christmas to everyone else but it is to me. Years ago it was one of the films that put on the telly around Christmas time and I was engrossed by it. It's now my tradition, I watch it every year around Christmas time and it takes me back to the very first time I watched it and how special that memory was.