All-Time favourite Christmas Films by Twist!

18th November 2014 by Grace Bullingham

All-Time favourite Christmas Films by Twist!

Every year Christmas creeps up on us far too quickly. This year I wore a T-shirt on the first weekend of November, I’m not complaining but it does make the idea of Christmas seem slightly absurd. It also makes me think we have a lot of cold and wet weather ahead of us in 2015. I was all up for layers and woolly jumpers in September but the cold weather didn’t really arrive until just recently and I’m kind of over it already!

Despite the weather, Christmas is my favourite time of year. A time of family, food and festivity. If I could, I would have decorated the office by now but alas I have to hold out for a few weeks! So instead of decorating the office I went around and asked everyone what their favourite Christmas film is and why.

Paul  – Elf (2003)
Elf is by far my favourite Christmas film, I can sum up my thoughts of the film in my 3 favourite quotes from the film.
‘We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.’
‘Deb, you have such a pretty face, you should be on a Christmas card!’
Truly a great Christmas film!

Natalie – Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone is my favourite Christmas film as it reminds me of my childhood. The wet bandits are so hilarious! I love Macaulay Culkin and the scene where he put his dad's aftershave on – it burns - he screams, unforgettable!

Adam – Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard is undoubtedly the best film ever made; given that introduction it consequently means it is the best Christmas film ever made. No arguments. Set over the festivities of an office Christmas party? Check! Intro song by Run-DMC; ‘Christmas in Hollis’? Check... And the first feature film to star a then unknown Alan Rickman uttering the now immortal words; ‘Now I have a machine gun, ho, ho, ho’ Classic Christmas viewing. Oh and consequently it was voted Empire Magazines Number 1 Christmas Movie.

Kiely – The Polar Express (2004)
The polar express on the surface might appear to be a strangely animated, one-man show, in which Tom Hank plays almost every character - however it wouldn't be Christmas without it! From the bizarre train drivers of the polar express, to the dancing Christmas elves & the big Father Christmas reveal! It will leave you feeling Christmassy & hoping the sleigh bell still rings for you! Not sure what I'm on about - watch it this Christmas! 

Daniel - Groundhog Day (1993)
Great script, very funny and Bill Murray is just a genius. Andi MacDowell is beautiful, my first crush. Andi if you’re reading this, call me!


Grace – Home Alone, Lost in New York (1992)
I’m quite surprised that nobody chose Love Actually. I do class it as one of my favourite Christmas movies but my all-time favourite has to be Home Alone, Lost in New York. What’s not to like! Its set in New York, Kevin stays in The Plaza hotel which is AWESOME! He only has his dad’s suitcase so when he jumps in the hotel pool his trunks fall off and float to the top – priceless. Duncan’s toy chest! The turtle doves! The bird lady! ‘Merry Christmas ya filthy animal’… ahhh the list is endless. I’m going to watch it tonight!!

James – Elf (2003)
This film is sooo funny. If you are looking for a feel-good Christmas film that will make you laugh out loud then this is it. If you are a child (big or small!) then this film is perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit and has you believing in Santa all over again. The scene where Buddy pushes in front of all the children in his excitement to see Santa again and then exposes him as the fake he is, is hysterical. But this film is also heart-warming in a Scrooge-esque kind of way, where grumpy old business man realises that family is more important than money and when everyone starts singing "Santa Claus is coming to town" to prove their faith in Santa I can feel that Christmas excitement buzzing around in my belly!

Surfraz – Four Brothers – (2005)
Four brothers is a great film based in America where the foster mother of Garrett Hedlund, Tyrese Gibson, Mark Wahlberg and André 3000 is murdered. This film is my favourite because it brings the brothers closer, it’s based around Xmas and unity, the baddies get locked up and there’s a great fight scene.

Charlie - The Muppets Christmas Carol (1992)
The Muppets Christmas Carol should be anyone who had any kind of childhood’s favourite Christmas film. Michael Caine and Kermit the Frog make Oscar worthy performances; no CGI, all handmade sets and puppets – not like the rubbish that gets made now!


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