Monday 12 December 2011

5 Christmas Films

Five to watch within the next couple of weeks. Which films will make your list?

Home Alone (Columbus, 1990) 
“This is my house - I have to defend it.” Vigilantism and family values, John Hughes-style. A childhood obsession, this one, and still capable of inspiring warm and fuzzy feelings.

Gremlins (Dante, 1984)
“And that’s how I found out there wasn’t a Santa Claus…”

Dans Paris (Honoré 2006)
I love grumpy père Guy Marchand dragging a Christmas tree through the Paris streets and returning home to find Romain Duris having his 80s pop moment. Screen with Honoré's equally adorable wintry musical Les Chansons d'amour (2007) for maximum festive enjoyment.

Joyeux Noël (Carion, 2005)
Christian Carion’s sincere and touching film about the Christmas truce.

It’s A Wonderful Life (Capra, 1946)
Must we? Oh, go on then.


  1. Have not seen the non-english speaking ones on your list.
    My favourite Xmas film is a tie between Gremlins and Santa Clause the movie (1985), I guess that may change some day, if I decide to grow up ( :

    Its a wonderful life sure has some memorable moments, I actually reviewed it this week

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  3. Do you know, I've never seen SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE! That will have to be remedied this year! Will be sure to check out your IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE piece too, thanks for the tip.