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12 Days of Christmas: Alumno’s Favourite Christmas Movies

With only five more days until Christmas, the team at Alumno spoke about their favourite Christmas movies to watch over the holiday period. Here are their top movies to watch at Christmas time!

The Polar Express – ‘With Tom Hanks at the realm, Christmas and adventure, how can you go wrong?’  

The Santa Clause – ‘I remember watching this when it first came out, I think I was 7 at the time, and thought how lucky that kid is that his dad is Santa Claus! Going on sleigh rides, having Christmas all the time, I thought it was great. Tim Allen, I thought, was great. The older I get the more I agree with him.’ 

Home Alone – ‘Probably one of the best movies to come out of the 90’s. Who didn’t want to be left home alone when they were a kid? And the pranks were just brilliant. Always a go to movie over Christmas, maybe more than once!’

The Holiday – ‘I love The Holiday! It’s such a great film! And such a great cast! It’s warm, witty and sweet. Perfect for the holidays!’

Miracle on 34th street – ‘What a classic! The original and the remake. Always a Christmas day movie. Everybody needs a miracle and this one just hits the spot.’

Love Actually – ‘There is just way too much to enjoy about this movie, from crying with Liam Neeson to cheering on kid at the airport. This movie has a little bit of everything and just makes you smile at the end.’

Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch stole Christmas – ‘Just brilliant! I love the fact that this movie works for both kids and adults. As a kid, you cheer on Cindy Lou and her family and hope the Grinch doesn’t steal Christmas but when you’re an adult, you relate to the Grinch on so many more levels. Defiantly one to play on repeat.’

The Snowman – ‘The one to watch on Christmas day every year, nothing like busting into tears every time you watch it. An amazing piece of wordless animation, it tugs at the heart that one does’.  

Die Hard – ‘Who doesn’t like Die Hard. Action, Bruce Willis, Allan Rickman and Christmas all rolled into one! What’s not to enjoy. I know it comes into question a lot whether it should be classed as a Christmas movie, but it takes place on Christmas eve, so that counts right?’ 

Gremlins – ‘I love this movie and those three rules: keep him out of the light, don’t give him any water, not even to drink. And never feed him after midnight. You just knew as soon as the kid said those three rules that they were going to be broken. The chaos that came was hilarious to say the least. Got to love an 80’s comedy horror to get you into the Christmas spirit.’ 

The Muppet Christmas Carol – ‘This has got to be one of the best versions of a Charles Dickens classic. Christmas, snow, Michael Caine as Ebeneezer Scrooge and let’s not forget Kermit the Frog and all the gang with all their antics and Christmas cheer. This one is great for the entire family.’ 

Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer – ‘Over 50 years old and still a classic. This movie never gets old. I don’t mind the 90’s version but there is just something about the stop motion animation they used that just gives it that classic, traditional feel.’ 

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – ‘Love a good dysfunctional family vacation Christmas movie. What a laugh!’ 

The Nightmare Before Christmas – ‘A Tim Burton classic. Why not merge to holidays in one. With a great mix of horror and Christmas cheer. Sometimes it’s good to mix it up a bit.’ 

We may have some slightly different choices in movies but the office did agree that there is nothing like getting a nice hot drink and curling up on the couch with a fluffy blanket and watching as movies as you can.


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