December 20, 2016
We have the antidote for all the boring Christmas: Cinema! So that, today we give you our selected list of incredible Christmas movies, with the fantastic article of the day – 10 Best Christmas Movies Ever .
1.The Santa Clause (1994)
Tim Allen stars in this festive comedy about an ordinary man who must step into Santa’s shoes after an accident. A trip to the North Pole follows, along with various comic scenarios as he physically morphs into Santa in front of his disbelieving ex-wife (Wendy Crewson).
2. Reindeer Games (2000)
Featuring the first instance of criminal misuse of the Santa suit in our list, this snowy thriller was released in some countries under the slightly less festive title of ‘Deception’. Ben Affleck stars as the released convict who robs casinos dressed as Father Christmas (tut, straight on that naughty list). Charlize Theron and Gary Sinise also appear.
3. The Family Stone (2005)
Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes and Rachel McAdams star in this American comedy-drama about an uptight guest (Parker) in the liberal Stone household, where matriarch Diane Keaton rules supreme. Watchable Christmas fluff.
4. Love Actually (2003)
This is either unbearable schmaltz or a festive heart-warmer, depending on who you ask. Love is certainly all around in this ensemble comedy-drama set in the holiday season: even a school nativity play is an opportunity for romance. Comic standouts include Bill Nighy as an ageing rock legend who’s reduced to competing in the race to land a Christmas Number One.
5.Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence (1983)
A Japanese prisoner of war camp is the less than festive setting for this David Bowie-starrer in which an eventful Christmas Eve has an impact on both prisoners and guards. One to make you feel grateful for your Christmas turkey.
6.Joyeux Noël (2005)
The WWI Christmas truce of 1914 is the poignant setting for this snowy heart-warmer in which Scottish, French and German soldiers down their weapons and agree on a ceasefire. Daniel Brühl and Diane Kruger star.
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7.Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Loved for her columns about her wholesome husband and family in Connecticut, Elizabeth (Barbara Stanwyck) is actually a single New Yorker. When asked to host a Christmas dinner by her boss, she must head to Connecticut and keep up the pretence. Romantic complications follow.
8.The Polar Express (2004)
Robert Zemeckis sprinkled his family-friendly magic on this performance-capture animation starring Tom Hanks in multiple roles, including narrator, train conductor and Santa Claus. This one ticks a lot of boxes for Christmas fanatics, including reindeer, elves and a whole heap of snow.
9.A Christmas Story (1983)
A festive staple in the USA, this comedy didn’t export quite so well, perhaps due to the fact that it’s all about a little boy who wants a BB gun for Christmas. Still, there’s lot to like about its chirpy wit and snowy suburban setting.
10.The Holiday (2006)
Cameron Diaz romancing Jude Law in a cutesy country cottage should spell pass-the-sick-bucket, but there’s something unbearably lovely about this festive comedy. It doesn’t hurt that the LA-set secondary plot features Kate Winslet on peak form and Jack Black at his most adorably goofy.
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So, this is our article of the week. Stay tuned for much more every single day from UK to the world.
Decor and Style wishes you an Incredible Christmas with the ones that you love the most. A Christmas with a lot of Decor and a lot of Style!