10 Greatest Christmas Films of all time

Christmas time, that wonderful time of year when we beautifully decorate our houses and Christmas tree’s, get the whole family together, eat and drink too much and all huddle up around the fire watching Christmas films.

This is a list of the top 10 greatest Christmas films of all time.

Top 10 Christmas Films
  1. 10. Tim Burton’s: The Nightmare before Christmas

At no.10 we have the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town. This beautifully made animated story tells how Jack Skellington tries to take over Christmas as he finds a portal to a wonderfully strange place called Christmas Town. The nightmare before Christmas released in 1994 every year since then it has secured itself in Christmas films due to its quirky alternative sing-a-long style.

If you haven’t seen this yet then you truly are in for a treat.

 

  1. 9. Miracle on 34th Street

At no.9 we have The Miracle on 34th Street, starring a young Mara Elizabeth Wilson who you will probably recognise from films such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda. This film focusses on a man who introduces himself as Kris Kringle (Richard Attenborough) to Susan Walker (Mara Elizabeth Wilson) as he takes the role of Santa Claus in Cole’s Department Store. Is he the real Santa Claus? Many of us believe he is but there are always the few on the naughty list that do not and try to bring him down.

This magical Christmas film is the perfect way to get you into the Christmas spirit.

 

  1. 8. Jingle All the Way

At no.8 we have Jingle All the Way, this film follows Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who is searching far and wide for the ultimate Christmas gift Turbo-Man for his son Jamie (Jake Lloyd). Leaving the purchase of the toy unbelievably late causes absolute mayhem as Howard searches high and low to find the toy his son wants.

This manic Christmas film will keep you glued to it all the way through with laughs and awe.

 

  1. 7. National Lampoons: Christmas Vacation

At no.7 we have The National Lampoons: Christmas Vacation. This classic Christmas film follows Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and his family as they go through the delights of Christmas… picking a tree, having the family coming to stay and of course the mayhem that ensues as the house starts falling apart.

The National Lampoons Christmas Vacation is an absolute classic Christmas film which has been a standard to everyone’s Christmas film list since 1989.

Top 10 Christmas films

  1. 6. ELF

At no.6 we have ELF, this high energy, absolutely manic Christmas film showcases Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell) who as a baby crawled into Santa’s Sack at an orphanage and grew up at the North Pole. Something never really felt quite right for him as he was taller, louder and questioning if he actually belongs at the North Pole. After deciding to leave the North Pole Buddy travels the world to find out who he is and become the best ELF anyone has ever seen.

This is a great family film with fun and laughter to be had by all.

 

  1. 5. The Muppets Christmas Carol

At no.5 we have a Muppets interpretation of the classic story A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. We follow Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat as they narrate the story from an outside perspective in a fun, light hearted way.

If you want a story that teaches morals of being kind to one another, giving and helping other then this film is perfect for the family.

 

  1. 4. The Santa Clause

At no.4 we have The Santa Clause, after Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) puts his child Charlie (Eric Lloyd) to bed after a disastrous Christmas eve dinner they have an unexpected visitor land on the roof during the night and unknowingly Scott ends up signing a clause and takes over the role of Santa. He and Charlie now have to deliver all the presents to the Children in the world.

This family friendly festive film is always the top of the list due it its fresh look upon the Christmas story.

Top 10 Christmas Films

  1. 3. The Grinch

At no.3 we have The Grinch.

The Grinch lives up in Mount Crumpet, he hates Christmas and thoroughly enjoys destroying peoples holiday cheer but will one special little Who from Whoville change this as she decides to climb the mountain to give him a present to spread the holiday cheer.

This hilariously funny take on Dr. Seuss’s book How the Grinch Stole Christmas absolutely stole the stage and with Jim Carey taking on the role the the Grinch you really couldn’t have asked for more.

 

  1. 2. Polar Express

At no.2 we have The Polar Express, the Polar Express tells a Christmas story where during the night on Christmas eve a train will come to collect some of the girls and boys that have stopped believing to try and show them the true meaning of Christmas and the Christmas spirit.

This film starring Tom Hanks as the The Conductor and Narrator this film teaches the true spirit of Christmas.

 

  1. 1. Home Alone

Top spot at no.1 for 10 Greatest Christmas Films of All Time is the one kid that everyone seems to forget… Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin).

This eight-year-old trouble maker found his way to our hearts as he is accidently left at home whilst his family go off on holiday and not only has to fend for himself but also has to fend off intruders “The Wet Bandits”.

Top 10 Christmas Films

Why not try your hand at creating your own Christmas style film or even throughout the year creating a variety of different themed films where groups will get to create, direct, act and produce the film in our event.

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This is the interactive, fun filled team building event is perfect for an energiser or an amazing way to let off steam after the hectic Christmas season. 

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