The Ten Best Christmas Movies

This is a collaborative post with Panasonic.

With Halloween out of the way as far as I am concerned it's time to start thinking about the C-word! John Lewis et al have brought out their Christmas adverts for this year and I am wearing my festive socks! I won't put my tree up until December, I don't go that crazy, but I am tempted to get the Christmas DVDs out. I've teamed up with Panasonic to bring you a list of the ten best Christmas movies, which would be perfect to watch on their new Panasonic HDR 4K TV. Are any of these your favourites?

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The Ten Best Christmas Movies

10. Love Actually 
One of favourite films ever, let alone just at Christmas! A fabulous comedy-drama featuring nine different stories all interwoven and based on the theme of love. It sends me on a rollercoaster of emotions every time I watch it but it always leaves me with the feel good factor. 

9. Gremlins
I loved this movie as a child and still love it to this day. Looking back, some of the scenes were a bit gruesome for a kid but hey, it was the eighties! I'll have to get my children to watch it one day, maybe when their a little bit older.

8. Scrooged
Another classic from the eighties! That decade produced some of the best movies of all time. Scrooged is an adaptation of A Christmas Carol and is all about a successful but mean television executive who is haunted by three spirits who come bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. 

7. Elf
Who doesn't like this movie? Starring the brilliantly funny Will Ferrell it is a hilariously sweet movie. It's about Buddy, who was a toddler accidentally taken to the North Pole and raised as an elf, and gets sent to America to search for his true identity.

6. Santa Claus: The Movie
Another classic from my childhood, it's the story of a master toymaker who becomes Santa Claus. He and his elf end up in New York and have to foil a toy tycoon's evil plans to take over the world!

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas
There is nothing else quite like this family movie. Jack Skellington is the Pumpkin King who grows bored of Halloween, but having stumbled upon Christmastown decides to try to put on Christmas instead. It doesn't quite go to plan though! 

4. Miracle On 34th Street
I love the nineties version of this festive favourite. All about Susan, a young girl who becomes convinced that a department store Santa is the real thing and is determined to prove it. It's always a bit of a tear jerker!

3. The Muppet Christmas Carol
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the entire cast of the Muppets come together to their version of the Dickens classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is visited by Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future who help him to change his miserly ways.

2. Home Alone
I have lost count of how many times I have seen this film. I'm sure you don't need me to tell you what it's about, but in case you do, Kevin is a cheeky 8 year old who ends up defending his home from burglars when he accidentally gets left behind at Christmas.

1. The Snowman
A movie that is as old as I am, but I will never grow tired of it and now my children adore it, too. It's an animated adventure about a young boy who builds a snowman. It comes to life and they go off to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Truly wonderful!

What are your favourite Christmas movies?

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