The 12 films of Christmas

Here's a dozen of the best festive flicks to enjoy this Yuletide

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Tell your friends about the best festive films…

1

Elf

It’s not really Christmas until you’ve seen Elf. And no matter whether it’s your first time with Will Ferrell’s Buddy or it’s the hundredth time you’ve seen this human raised as an Elf outgrow his surroundings, you will certainly have a very Merry Christmas with James Caan, Zooey Deschanel and this brilliant comedy.

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Elf © MMIII New Line Productions, Inc. © MMIV New Line Home Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Available on Sky Movies Christmas and on demand*

2

It’s A Wonderful Life

Regularly (and quite rightfully) voted the best Christmas film of all time, Frank Capra’s classic fantasy drama tells the story of James Stewart’s small town good guy contemplating ending it all before a guardian angel shows him just how important he is to the people around him. Guaranteed to fill you with Christmas spirit.

It’s A Wonderful Life © (current year) by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Available on demand*

3

Bad Santa

An anti-Christmas hit every Christmas, Billy Bob Thronton’s Bad Santa is a gloriously offensive and outrageous comedy that will make you laugh you socks off while you sip your mulled wine.  Never before has an alcoholic safecracker been so Christmassy!

Bad Santa © 2003 Miramax Film Corp. All Rights Reserved.

Available on Sky Movies Christmas and on demand*

4

Jack Frost

After his tragic death in a car crash on Christmas Day, former rock star Jack (Michael Keaton) is given a second chance to be the world’s coolest dad when he’s brought back to life as his son’s snowman in this fun fantasy fable. You’ll believe a snowman can talk – and even snowboard…

Available on Sky Movies Christmas and on demand*

5

Gremlins

Mogwai are extremely cute animals. Just don’t get them wet, expose them to bright light… or feed them after midnight. If you do, you’ll end up with Gremlins and one of the best comedy horror classics ever to be committed to film.

Gremlins © 2015 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved.

Available on Sky Movies Christmas and on demand*

6

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Genuinely one of the best adaptations of the Charles Dickens’ story about the spirit of Christmas, this puppet led film stars the great Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge. It might be a family film but this is still a rollercoaster ride of fun, festivities and redemption.

The Muppet Christmas Carol © Jim Henson Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Available on Sky Movies Christmas and on demand*

7

Die Hard

One of the greatest action thrillers of the modern age, it’s easy to forget that Die Hard is also a Christmas film.  And what better to do this Yuletide than sit back, relax and watch Bruce Willis’s tough-as-nails New York cop John McClane battle it out with the baddies while you eat a mince pie.

Die Hard © 1988 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Available on Sky Movies Christmas and on demand*

8

Miracle on 34th Street

The 1947 Christmas classic gets a new lease of life in this colourful remake starring screen legend Richard Attenborough as a department store Santa named Kris Kringle who claims he is actually the real thing. But can he convince Susan, the skeptical young daughter of the woman who hired him?

Miracle on 34th Street © 1994 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Available on Sky Movies Christmas and on demand*

9

The Grinch

Jim Carrey (as always) acts his socks off in this marvelously adventurous and fun adaptation of the classic Dr Seuss story. He’s usually only happy when he’s miserable, but could this green monster find Christmas cheer with the residents of a nearby town?

The Grinch © 2000 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Available on Sky Movies Christmas and on demand*

10

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

Disney’s main mouse takes on the lead in this charming animated tale of a bunch of friends who really wish it could be Christmas everyday. But will Mickey, Donald, Goofy and pals really get what they dreamed of in the snow?  Fun for all the family…

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas © Disney

Available on Sky Movies Christmas and on demand*

11

The Santa Clause

This live action Disney Christmas classic sees a father try to restore his son’s faith in Christmas after it being destroyed by his stepfather’s attitude. However, no one is ready for the real Santa to face a deadly accident and for this little boy’s father to become the new Father Christmas.  Stars Tim Allen, Eric Lloyd and Judge Reinhold.

The Santa Clause © The Walt Disney Company

Available on Sky Movies Christmas and on demand*

12

Trading Places

Two of the funniest actors in the shape of Dan Akroyd and Eddie Murphy lead this hilarious “life-swap” story at Christmas as their lives are turned upside down at the whim of mean and greedy Wall Street traders. Add Jamie Lee Curtis as a kindly hooker and you have one hell of a funny festive film.

Trading Places © (2015) Paramount Pictures Corporation. All rights reserved.

Available on Sky Movies Christmas and on demand*

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