Today marked a VERY special occasion – I watched my first Christmas film of the season!
There are almost as many films about Christmas as there have been actual Christmases surely; and I decided to weigh in on how good I think they actually are.
These are films where the theme is Christmas, not just the setting – so, sorry Die Hard fans but don’t get upset over this. I’m only including films that are indisputably Christmas films!
You’ll notice that there are a few films missing off this list, maybe even your favourites. Unfortunately in my near twenty two years of life I haven’t been able to get through them all, so drop me a comment or a tweet if there’s any I can’t go another DAY without seeing.
Here’s my take on the best and worst films about Christmas:
These are the ones that are on such a level of brilliance that they have transcended to the heavens; just like the Angel Gabriel.
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Still a lot of fun, and still ones you’ll probably watch every Christmas.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Muppet’s Christmas Carol
Eh. These are okay – there’s nothing really wrong with them per say, they just aren’t the ones you’d be screaming with excitement to watch.
The Polar Express
A Christmas Carol
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
These are bad, but maybe in the best way? Regardless, they’re at the bottom of the barrel when choosing a festive film to watch.
Jingle All the Way
When I say hell, I mean the following films are just… utter trash. But that does NOT mean I don’t enjoy them.
Holiday in Handcuffs
The Princess Switch
Where do you rank these films? I apologise now if I offended you for any of my placements, but please take it up with my parents for never showing me A Muppet’s Christmas Carol as a kid.
I made the mistake of not watching any Christmas films last year, and I’m making up for it this year – take a look at this list and see which one you need to re-watch.
Even if it’s just to remind yourself of how wrong I am.