Top Christmas movies
Elf is a smartly written, exquisitely directed story of a human being adopted by Christmas elves who returns to the human world to find his father and because the writing, directing, and acting are all genuinely good, Elf is also genuinely funny. Will Ferrell, as Buddy the adopted elf, is completely sincere. James Caan, as his rediscovered father, executes his dumbfoundedness with perfect aplomb. This is a great family Christmas movie to watch that will get you laughing non- stop.
Home Alone 2, Lost in New York
Kevin McCallister is “home alone” in New York City, but he won’t be alone for long because the notorious Wet Bandits now known as the sticky bandits, Harry and Marv, are also in the Big Apple. Kevin, finds himself Home Alone again but this time In New York city. This is an exciting movie full of surprises as Kevin has only until 9pm on Christmas eve to stop the sticky bandits from burgling Duncan’s Toy Chest, the biggest toy store in the city. Will he be able to stop the sticky bandits? A must see Christmas film for everyone to watch during the holidays.
The Polar Express
This is a splendid animation which truly captures the magic of Christmas. Tom Hanks stars in this classic where ‘seeing is believing’ says a mysterious hobo who rides the rail with you. This animation is astonishing which takes you on the magical journey to The Polar express! All abooooard!
A Christmas Carol
This is a 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday fantasy multicultural comedy-drama film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens story of the same name and stars Jim Carrey in a multitude of roles, including Ebenezer Scrooge as a young, middle-aged, and old man, and the three ghosts who haunt Scrooge. In 1843, Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter and miserly old moneylender at a London counting house holds everything that embodies the joys and spirit of Christmas in contempt. He refuses to visit his cheerful nephew, Fred, at his Christmas dinner party with his family, and he forces his underpaid employee Bob Cratchit to beg to take the day off for his own family. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, who had died seven years prior and is now forced to spend his afterlife carrying heavy chains forged from his own greedy ways. Marley warns Scrooge that he will suffer an even worse fate if he does not repent. He then tells Scrooge he will be visited by three more spirits that will help guide him. The film also features supporting roles done by Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins, Robin Wright Penn, and Cary Elwes. This animation has captured a Victorian Christmas in all its glory as well as the hidden horrors of the Victorian era at Christmas.
Gremlins is a 1984 American comedy horror film directed by Joe Dante and released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, but there are three rules you must follow in order for the mogwai to not turn evil: Do not feed the mogwai after midnight; do not expose it to sunlight and do not get it wet. Unfortunately the rules get broken and the mogwai produces creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters. This story was continued with a sequel, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, released in 1990. Unlike the lighter sequel, Gremlins opts for more black comedy, balanced against a Christmas time setting.