#1 Arthur Christmas
I was one of the only people (it seems) who saw this film in the cinema and I fell in love with it. Honestly. (It’s probably worth noting I was 17 at the time). This film is hilarious, warm, fuzzy and brilliant boasting some of the best comedic talent in Britain. A lot of people have discovered this film since its theatrical release, but I still claim that it was my favourite Christmas film first.
#2 Love Actually
This British Christmas classic pioneered the ensemble somehow-all-related cast that was copied horribly by American movies Valentines Day and New Years Eve. Covering everything from love, to heartbreak, to lobsters and the birth of Jesus – there is a message here for everyone.
#3 Home Alone
This Christmas classic tells the story of a young boy, forgotten by his parents and left home alone at Christmas. Cue evil burglars and booby traps. Full of fun and childhood nostalgia.
Will Ferrell is awesome, this film is about as ‘Christmassy’ as films get and it is fun for people of all ages.
#5 The Holiday
The power of love during the holiday season. Awwww. This cast is awesome, the story is heartwarming and uplifting and leaves you feeling suitable mushy. Naw.
#6 Die Hard
Christmas-meets-epic action movie. Yes. Cleanse your palette of the mushy, romantic Christmas film and eat some concrete pills with Bruce Willis. Cue explosion here.