to watch with the kids
Jingle All The Way
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the desperate father causing havoc this Christmas as he hunts down Turbo Man, the only toy his son has asked for. However, the action figure is sold out every where and he finds himself up against some tough competition to find one.
Nativity is a little-known feel good Christmas comedy. Martin Freeman plays a teacher who boasts that a big Hollywood producer is coming to his class's nativity play with a view to making a movie. The rumour is fuelled by his eccentric assistant, Mr. Poppy and a fame epidemic grips the parents all vying to have their little stars break into Hollywood.
Bill Murray is perfectly cast as the cynical TV exec who abhors the Christmas Holidays. He is visited by the ghosts of Past, Present and Future who show him the error of his ways and remind him of the meaning of Christmas. Hilarious and heartwarming, the perfect festive film for families.
Jim Carrey's green creature hates Christmas and is obsessed with ruining the holidays for the inhabitants of Whoville. Will a small Who child called Cindy Lou be able to melt the Grinch's cold heart and save Christmas?
Eight Crazy Nights
Adam Sandler offers up an alternative adventure with his hanukkah inspired animation. This musical comedy about an alcoholic who tries to make amends for his bad deeds is more suited to older kids and is not appropriate for younger children. However, the movie is a must-see over Christmas.
The Muppets give us a generous serving of Christmas cheer in this elegant rendition of Charles Dicken's classic. With Michael Caine as the miserable Mr. Scrooge, the film is beautifully told and will hold the attention of the whole family.
Another movie which defies the typical Christmas genre, Tim Burton's season cross over combines two of our favourite holidays. Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, accidentally stumbles Christmas Town and is so taken by the concept that he tries to copy it.
The Santa Clause
This is a Christmas classic which every child should see at least once in their childhood! Tim Allen accidentally kills Santa and unwittingly signs a contract to take his place. After months of denial, weight gain and extreme facial hair growth along with encouragement from his son and the elves, he finally accepts his fate to become the next Santa.
No Christmas would be complete without the unsupervised antics of young Kevin McCallister, the 8 year old boy who gets forgotten about when the family travel to Paris for the holidays. Everything is going swell until two thieves attempt to rob his home and Kevin must defend it in comedic fashion. A top Christmas movie on everyone's list.
At the very top of our list is the Christmas sensation that is Elf, the story of the human who was raised by Elves in the North Pole and sets out to find his biological father in New York city. Will Farrell is perfect in this role and the movie itself has everything you could ask for; Santa, elves, scrooge, romance and, of course Christmas cheer!