Dare we mention that festive season is approaching us fast.
We thought we would write a blog about some of our favourite festive films. We should point out that Gremlins and Tim Burton‘s Nightmare before Christmas are films that we do watch but we have blogged about them previously so excluding them.
This post also excludes Krampus which we can not wait to see next week =)
So here we go:
5: Elf : – Following cameos in various films such as Austin Powers: The Spy who shagged me and Zoolander, and some scene stealing as Frank The Tank in Old School, Elf gave Will Ferrell a box office monster. A simple story of Buddy, a boy raised as an elf, wanting to find his real parents, when he realises ge’s different to other elves.
Great performances from James Caan as his dad, and Zooey Deschanel as the love interst for Buddy. This is great silly fun although my wife hates it!
4. Arthur Christmas: – Christmas fun from Aardman! Santa (voiced by Jim Broadbent) has a son, Arthur (voiced by James McAvoy) This again features Elves on the busiest night of the year, making sure every child gets a present! When one is missed Arthur steps us to save the day
3. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas 3-D: – For those who like a bit ruder film for Christmas, the 3rd film in the franchise sees John Cho, Kal Penn & Neil Patrick Harris all return. The story is simple enough, when Kumar burns down Harold’s father in law’s Christmas tree, they must find a replacement, finding trouble at every turn
3D is well used and in Wafflebot, they have possibly one of the most fun and best inventions we’ve seen on screen
2. The Muppets Christmas Carol:- The Muppets returned to the big screen in style, with this take on the classic Charles Dickens novel, with Michael Caine as Scrooge. Great songs and a great adaptation, really made sure the Muppets returned in style and they are still going strong now, as is this film every Christmas
Before we announce our favourite, some honourable mentions:
Tim Allen in the Santa Clause; Bill Murray in Scrooged; Bruce Willis in Die Hard; all star romance in Love Actually and if home alone for this Christmas then Home Alone is a good choice too
1. The Grinch: – Ron Howard brings the Dr. Seuss novel How The Grinch Stole Christmas to the big screen, with a truly great performance from Jim Carrey, as the big green grumpy Grinch, who hates Christmas due to the memories it brings! The residents of Whoville are the opposite and through The Grinch ruining their plans, they all learn to get along and learn the true meaning of Christmas. It’s Joyful and Triumpant
Happy Festive viewing one and all
What films do you love to watch at Christmas, have we missed your favourite? We would love to hear from you here at Barking Mad About Films
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