*Ad-gifted: I was gifted this selection of Festive Films to Watch This Christmas in exchange for this post.
There is something so magical about sitting down watching Christmas films with the kids. I did this with my mum and can’t wait to share this tradition with my girls. These are the perfect festive films from Fox we are watching this Christmas.
Home Alone – Family Fun Edition
When Kevin’s family left for vacation, they forgot one minor detail: Kevin! Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight.
Kevin has great fun protecting his family home from two burglars – Harry and Marv with booby traps. This is our favourite Home Alone movie. It gives us belly laughs every time with Kevin’s tricks.
Deck The Halls
Steve’s Christmas bliss is suddenly destroyed when slippery car salesman Buddy Hall (DeVito) moves in next door. Steve finds himself going toe-to-toe with his new neighbour. Buddy quickly begins to undermine Steve’s dominance as the local ‘King of Christmas’ when he sets out to festoon his new house with enough glowing holiday lights so it will be visible from outer space.
Deck the halls is one of those fun trying to out do each other films. Danny DeVito as always is excellent winding up his neighbour. Lots of fun Christmas lights and carols, perfect for the festive season.
Miracle on 34th Street
The heart-warming story of a young girl’s desire for a fully-functional family, complete with a father and a baby brother.
The girl, Susan, confides in Kris Kringle (Sir Richard Attenborough), the kindly old man who is acting as the grotto Santa in the department store managed by her mother. Kris Kringle, however, believes he is the genuine Santa Claus and this devotion to the cause makes him very popular indeed, leading to record profits for the store.
This annoys rival retailers so much that they try to discredit the so-called Santa, leading eventually to a court case in which Kringle and his lawyer try to prove that he is the real thing.
This is one of the quieter Christmas films that always gets me emotional. A 1994 remake of the 1947 original. It’s a Sunday afternoon family Christmas film for sure.
A Christmas Carol
George C. Scott plays the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge in this version of the Dickens Christmas classic. Scrooge is a misanthrope unimpressed by the fuss everyone makes during the festive season.
That is until his sleep is disturbed one Christmas Eve by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, each of which takes him on a journey which helps him to open his heart to his fellow man and to thereby learn the joy of Christmas. Filmed entirely on location in the historic town of Shrewsbury.
There are many versions of A Christmas Carol. This is one of the better ones. It’s one of my mum’s favourite books by Charles Dickens, so I have grown up watching many versions of this film. I do have a particular fondness for the Muppets version!
Jingle All The Way
After promising his young son that Santa will get him the number one item on the boy’s wish list, a well-meaning workaholic father’s Christmas Eve turns into a hilariously nightmarish madcap scramble across the city to find the much sought-after and therefore virtually impossible to find toy.
So “Arnie” is doing everything he can to find this ‘Turbo Man’ action figure for his son to make amends for his ways. It’s a good family film to keep you entertained this festive season.
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