Top Five Festive Flicks

Posted on 19 December 2011
By Samantha Maine
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With only four days to go until the Big Day, what better way to get in the spirit than sitting back, mulled cider to hand, mince pie in mouth and putting one of these bad boys on.

5. Elf (2003)
Whether you love or hate him, Will Ferrell triumphs as Buddy the Elf. Combining humour, a lovely looking leading lady and a good ol’ fashioned Christmas moral, this film is an instant classic for any age.

4. Die Hard (1988)
Now, you may be forgiven if this action packed ball of Bruce doesn’t immediately spring to mind when you think of Christmas flicks. However, if seeing the wife-beater clad Willis shooting down a bunch of terrorist folk on Christmas Eve doesn’t get you in the mood, we don’t know what will. Plus, Run DMC’s Xmas tunage is enough to make you wish it was Christmas everyday.

3. Gremlins (1984)
This is 80’s cinema at its best. Although not entirely Christmassy, the back drop of the holidays provides the perfect undertones to telling this monstrous story. And if you haven’t already bagged yourself a Christmas Gizmo (complete with Santa outfit) then shame on you!

2. Scrooged (1988)
Who doesn’t love Bill Murray? Jeez, the guy was in Ghostbusters for crying out loud. In Scrooged, Murray takes on the classic tale of a Christmas Carol with some fantastic 80’s moments along the way. The Ghost of Christmas Past is pretty cool too.

1. Home Alone (1990)
Making Macaulay Culkin the biggest child star on the planet (and possibly a little bit mental) Home Alone personifies Christmas perfectly. Traditions of beating down some cheeky burglars is nothing short of awesome. Plus, it’s got all the morals you’ll need to feel fuzzy and warm by the time it’s over.