Today I’m going to be writing all about my two most favourite Christmas films in the world: both are very different but still amazing and definitely some of my favourite films to watch (among others!) around the festive season! So, we should really get into my favourite films and why I love them so much!
Those mini Christmas crackers are from paperchase, and they only cost me £1.75! They’ve got tiny christmas pegs in, they’re so cute and were so affordable in the sale. Anyway, that’s not what we’re here to talk about!
The first film is Santa Claus The Movie. It’s from 1985 so it’s pretty old, and it is definitely my favourite childhood christmas film. My Mum introduced this to me and my brother, and now I watch it probably every year. It’s so cosy and definitely very festive; and while the special effects might now be very very bad and some of the acting so cheesy it makes me cringe, I still love it for the christmassy feel it gives me!
It’s about a woodcutter who becomes Santa Claus and stops an evil toy makers scheme to take over Christmas. It’s always such a cosy film, and when I was younger I remember watching it and thinking thats exactly what santa looked like; I always based my view of him off of this film, because he always looked so jolly and friendly!
For a rating of festivity, I’d definitely give Santa Claus a five out of five, it’s just so Christmassy for me! Most little kids now wouldn’t find this as magic as I did because in all honestly the special effects are now rubbish, but when I was younger I used to find them truly enchanting!
The second film, which is very different but equally as loved, is Love Actually. This is probably one of everyones favourite films, because there’s something – and someone – for everyone. From Keira Knightley and Emma Thompson, to Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Liam Neeson, not to mention tiny Thomas Brodie-Sangster, it’s an amazing cast and theres always someone to fall in love with just a little bit. If you haven’t noticed, I love Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, so this film is perfect for me as I get both of them!
It follows the story of eight very different couples dealing with their lives in somewhat interlinked stories which is all set in England in the frantic month before Christmas. It’s filled with love, heartbreak, funny moments, sad moments and everything inbetween, which is probably why I love it so much. It’ll have me laughing myself to tears one minute as Rowan Atkinson wraps a gift in the most OTT gift wrapping scene you’ll ever see, and then sobbing my heart out the next when Emma Thompson has to live with the fact that her husband is cheating on her. There are equally heartwarming moments, such as when Colin Firth learns another language in order to ask someone to marry him! I won’t ruin the plot too much, but it’s filled with amazing moments, not to mention a hell of a lot of festivity!
This is a Christmas film that everyone has probably watched, but I know that I watch it every single year because it’s just that good! If you’ve never seen it, you totally need to get your hands on a copy now!
So, those are my two favourite Christmas films – obviously there are more, but those are my top two and I think if I showed you all my favourites we’d be here for the rest of December! Are either of these your favourites? If not, tell me which Christmas film you think is best in the comments!