Top 5 Christmas movies to watch with the family

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

It’s Christmas! Time to watch some of the all-time classics.

Over the years, television and movie producers have conjured up many superb Christmas films. Children and adults alike love to watch them. The great thing about them? They’re often enjoyable for all age groups and offer optimal bonding time for you and your kids. So sitback and enjoy one (or all) of these timeless Christmas classics.

Home Alone

Macaulay Culkin was a huge hit in the 90s, and Home Alone demonstrates why. This film is hilarious, silly and excellent for children of all ages (including yourself). But beneath the comedy facade it also contain some of the most heart-warming Christmastime messages out there. An absolute favourite back in the day, an absolute classic today.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Children adore the Muppets. They ooze wit, creativity, and heartfelt sincerity. This version of Charles Dickens’ most famous story is an ideal adaptation, bringing all the whimsical Muppet-corniness to the fray with an excellent Michael Caine starring as Ebenezer Scrooge, the world’s most beloved miser.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

There’s something delightfully enjoyable about Dr Seuss, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas! is no exception. He created his rhymes beautifully crafted, his story is imaginative, and the songs in this adaptation are hilarious and perfectly in style. Kids will love the beautiful animations and the simple, but sincere Christmas message all wrapped in one.

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story is an interesting film in that it demonstrates what Christmas feels like from the perspective of a child. It’s hilarious to watch with highly entertaining comedy for old and young alike and plenty of imaginative takes on what adults remember from their own childhood. It feels hardly surprising that this 1983 film is still considered a classic to this day.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The beauty of Tim Burton’s most famous classic is that you can watch it either at Halloween or Christmas – and it serves well for both. It contains a classical Christmas message and Burton’s typical creative genius, making this highly enjoyable to watch with plenty of good earworms and comedy for the whole family.