Updated: Jun 6
With the festive season around the corner and Christmas tomorrow - it's almost that time of the year to curl up in bed with a nice cup of hot chocolate and watch some fantastic Christmas movies. (After the partying of course!) But it always gets challenging to decide what movie actually to watch. To make that easier on you - we've made a list of our top 5 Christmas movies!
I'm not even going to lie - if you haven't watched Home Alone on Christmas, then you didn't have a good Christmas. Nevertheless, for those who haven't been fortunate enough to watch this one, it's a classic film with the story of an 8-year-old boy (Macaulay Culkin) who gets left behind at home all by himself.
When he acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After his family mistakenly leaves for the airport without him, he wakes up to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his enthusiasm acerbates when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence and that he alone must protect the family home.
Anna and the apocalypse
For those who like horror with a touch of comedy, Anna and the Apocalypse should do just great! The film's storyline is about how Anna and her friends have to slash and sing their way to survival when their town 'Little Haven' suffers from a zombie apocalypse at Christmas. Anna and her friends have to fight their way through an army of the undead to reach their loved ones to only find out that things have changed and it's far too late, and they can solely rely on each other.
Miracle on 34th Street
A classic from the 1940s! Miracle on 34th Street is about a man called Kris Kringle, portrayed by Edmund Gwenn, who plays as Santa Claus in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. To the surprise, his portrayal of Santa Claus is so likable that soon, he is seen at Macy's main store in Manhattan as Santa Claus. However, things take a vast turn when he surprises customers and employees by claiming that he is Santa Claus.
The polar express
For those who like animated films, this adorable film is about a young boy who embarks on a North Pole journey on the polar express. This film features human characters animated using live-action motion capture animation. The film tells a young boy who sees a mysterious train bound for the North Pole stop outside his window and is invited aboard by its conductor on Christmas Eve. The boy joins several other children as they embark on a journey to visit Santa Claus, preparing for Christmas.
It's a wonderful life
Since It's a Wonderful Life was released in 1946, viewers have enjoyed watching George Bailey's tale (Jimmy Stewart) during the holiday season. It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift published in 1943 by Philip Van Doren Stern.
James Stewart, as George Bailey, a man who gave up his dreams to support others and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about his guard's intervention (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George how George touched others' lives and how different life would be for his wife, Mary, and his Bedford Falls community if he weren't born.
With all the films mentioned above to make sure you have a smile on your face throughout the festive season, Cinemagic wishes that you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!