Christmas films fill up every weekend in December (and sometimes even November). Here are Aspects Top 3 Christmas films from each of us. Enjoy!
Leana’s Top 3 Christmas Films
Here we are: The elite ranking of Christmas movies! To be honest, it’s a lot harder than you think to whittle it down to three. There are so many Christmas classics out there but these are mine!
- Elf (2003) – A.k.a the most iconic Christmas movie ever!!!! This is where my childhood (And adulthood spirit) lives. Buddy honestly could cheer me up on the worst of days.. Will Ferrell, can we be friends? I watch this movie every year on my birthday (7th November) as I am so completely besotted with it and honestly can you blame me? Three cheers for my number one spot!!
- How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – This was a close runner. Having being referred to as “The Grinch’s long lost sister” for the past two years by my housemates, it would be rude for me to not include him. Plus, he literally represents 90% of students.. “Am I just eating because I’m bored?” The film is just hilarious and you can’t beat a Jim Carey classic!
- Miracle on 34th Street (1994) – Childhood memories. Every Christmas eve, I would sit and watch this with my mum. It is truly beautiful and will always hold that special place in my heart. It taught me so many things about love and caring for people.. and to always trust your own instinct. So there you have it, that’s my top three for you!
Lily’s Top 3 Christmas Films
- The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) – Any of the Muppets films stole my heart as a child, but combining Christmas with Kermit, Miss Piggy and Gonzo took top place for me. It is a feel-good film with everything you’d want out of a Christmas movie. Adapting a Charles Dickens novel into something comedic and child-friendly is an art and still warms hearts, 28 years later.
- How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – A classic. Always the original version for me, it is everything about how Jim Carrey plays the role that makes this film one of my favourites. The way he walks and talks, I can’t get enough of it. The humour is somehow fitting for young kids and grown adults making it a go-to. How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a story of love and acceptance, which embodies everything the festive season is about.
- Nativity! (2009) – This film seems to hit home in many ways, it has such a touch of realism whilst being hilarious one minute, and touching your heart the next. It is everything from the casting, to the songs, that makes not only the first Nativity film but all four, truly addictive.
Hope’s Top 3 Christmas Films
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – This is a family favourite in my house because it reminds me of my family and how mad we all are about Christmas. It never fails to make me laugh and smile so much my cheeks hurt. Also, did you know that the little boy is Leonard Hofstadter from Big Bang Theory? This is the first Christmas film we watch every year because it is full of Christmas spirit and gets us all hyped up for it.
- Elf (2003) – I see this is something that me, Leana and Thomas agree on. It is another film that never fails to make me laugh, a literal ab workout whenever I watch this. I love that no matter what age you are, it will always make you laugh and bring out the inner child in you. No one else could have played “Buddy the Elf” better than Will Ferrell.
- The Princess Switch (2018) – This is relatively new compared to the other films I have picked, but that does not mean it is not as good. I love the film The Parent Trap and this is a very similar Christmas version of it. However, instead of sisters swapping places, it is very distant relatives. One a baker from Chicago and the other a Duchess, both wanting to experience different lives and possibly falling in love with Prince and another baker in the process. You just cannot beat a cute romance at Christmas!