Christmas is the perfect time of year to cuddle up with the kids and watch some festive movies – all with a Selection Box close at hand, of course! In preparation for the school holidays, we’ve assembled our favourites family flicks of all time:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
An obvious one but I couldn’t create this list and not include it. We’ve already watched it once in my house so far, and it is safe to say it will be on again before the festive season is out.
The Polar Express
Such a fantastic film, especially if you have children that are a little bit older. The fantastical story will entertain them, while the younger ones will be enthralled by the songs, and the exciting adventure, not to mention Santa Claus himself. Always a firm favourite.
The Santa Clause
Tim Allen is at his finest in this film, and we can’t ring in another Christmas without watching The Santa Clause can we?
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Everything we love about the age old tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, with hilarious comic relief from our kids’ (and our) favourite – The Muppets!
Need I say more? This one will have parents and kids laughing alike. The kids love Buddy and his funny ways, while adults are amused by the jokes that go straight over our little one’s heads.
“Merry Christmas you filthy animal.” We all quote it, so watch it again and remind yourself why it is such a classic.
Miracle on 34th Street
Such a fantastic film to sit down and reminisce about Christmas when you were a little kid.
This film screams Christmas to everyone and is the perfect thing to bring Christmas cheer into your house.
This one isn’t quite as upbeat as the rest of them, definitely good when you have slightly older children, although younger ones will still enjoy it. Follow the story of a dad turned into a snowman trying to reconnect with his son.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Technically not a Christmas movie, but it wouldn’t be Christmas in our house without at least one showing of this classic. We’re talking about the Gene Wilder one, not the Johnny Depp remake, of course.