It’s now less than a month until Christmas day and about time to start getting into the festive spirit. What better way than snuggling up with the kids and a good Christmas film. Here’s my top 5 favourite Christmas films.
Repeat after me “The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear”
Baby Buddy, accidentally taken to the North Pole after crawling into Santa’s toy bag, is then raised as an Elf. 30 years later he heads to New York to meet his birth family and finds his dad’s a Scrooge, his brother doesn’t believe in Santa and everyone’s forgotten the true meaning of Christmas.
The question every child wants the answer to, just how does Santa deliver all those presents in just one night? The old ways forgotten and a sleigh now gathering dust, the high-tech Operation Santa is coming to town. Run by Santa Claus and his family, all seems to be going well until they discover a child has been missed. Time for Arthur to step up and save the day, maybe the old ways are the best ways after all.
The family are off on a Christmas holiday to France but they’re forgetting one thing. Did they forget to lock the door? No, left behind alone is their youngest son Kevin who not only has to learn to fend for himself but defend his home against the burglars planning to rob every home in the neighbourhood.
Miracle on 34th Street
Macy’s executive Dorey Walker and her young daughter, Susan, don’t believe in Santa Claus. Dorey is in charge of hiring Santa’s for the 34th Street department store and one year hires Kriss Kringle, after he steps in to save the day when the previous drunk Santa almost ruins the Thankgiving Day parade. It soon becomes clear that Kriss Kringle is no actor, he actually believes himself to be the real Santa Claus. With the threat of an insane asylum looming, Doreys’ lawyer friend defends his case. Meaniwhile Dorey and Susan find themselves questioning if maybe there is a Santa Claus after all.
The Santa Clause
Scott Calvin, a divorced advertising executive, finds himself roped into becoming the new Santa Claus when the old one falls off his roof and he puts on the suit. As his physical appearance starts to change to that of Santa Claus, his ex-wife files for full time custody of their son Charlie. Charlie knows the truth, his dad really is Santa Claus, but can they convince his mum and step-dad before the police arrest Santa Claus and ruin Christmas.