Greatest Christmas Films
6th December 2016
We at Dream Doors may be all about kitchens but we do love our films!
Who doesn’t enjoy the classics? From Citizen Kane to Inception, movies have continued to amaze and entertain the masses since their inauguration into society.
So why not join us on a festive fun ride through the best that this medium has to offer during this joyous occasion.
This unique and heartfelt tale tells the story of eight couples and their interconnecting romantic journey during the frantic month of December.
Featuring an all-star cast with the likes of Hugh Grant, Liam Neesson, Martin Freeman and Bill Nighy this story boasts some hilarious comedy side by side with touching moments, bound to make you feel the warmth of Christmas.
A brilliant mix of slice-of-life comedy along with the surreal, pitting a simple schoolteacher crush in the same vain as the prime minister fighting for individuality, Love Actually is thoroughly entertaining the whole way through.
Perhaps more for the adults, this film can fall into a category of a light adult rom com, much like the Bridgett Jones films.
Yes, Die Hard is a Christmas film.
Sure, it doesn’t feature the same sort of jolly Christmas fun and lightness but it is set on Christmas day and refers to the holiday a surprising amount of times.
Die Hard is known as one of, if not the best, action films of all time. With interesting characters, compelling scenes and a roller-coaster of action. Featuring Bruce Willis as a no-nonsense cop defending an office party against German criminals, there is certainly some entertainment here.
Heck, if you need more of a reason to watch this then what about seeing the late Alan Rickman in one of his best roles ever?
Want to watch it now? Yeah, I thought so.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
A must see if you haven’t had the chance! The beloved Muppets return in what many consider to be the best of their films, and the best rendition of the Christmas carol!
The film does exactly what it says on the tin, it’s the Christmas carol story with the Muppets sprinkled in here and there. From Gonzo to the curious Swedish Chef, the diverse range of characters are bound to put a smile on your face.
A timeless tale which teaches a great lesson to the little ones along with the Muppet’s signature subversive comedy.
A masterpiece in film-making, this is a definitive watch with the family.
Yet another Christmas Carol rendition (you think Dickens knew how popular his tale would be?)
This time its starring none other than one of the masters of comedy himself- Bill Murray!
Murray plays a selfish and cynical T.V. executive whom is subsequently haunted by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
Given the backdrop of modern times along with its style of comedy and adult themes, this comedy is an apt modern adaption of the tale.
Primarily for adults but can also be enjoyed by kids, join Murray on the tale of selflessness and generosity.
Everyone knows the hilarious exploits of Kevin McCallister, masterfully portrayed by Macaulay Culkin.
For those who literally live under a rock and are unaware, Home Alone is about an 8-year-old who is accidentally left at home during a Christmas vacation and must defend his house from 2, comically inept, burglars.
Featuring traps, turns and clever dialogue, the young boy manages to outsmart the criminals at every turn.
Kevin’s light hearted, honest, yet trickster of a character is incredible endearing and a joy to watch.
Fun for the whole family, or even when home alone….no?
A simple premise- A human whom is raised on the north pole by elves is sent to the foreign land of America.
What truly makes this film shine is Will Ferrell’s energetic and impressive portrayal of “buddy”, mirroring that of the greats such as Jim Carrey and the late Robin Williams.
Plenty of entertainment for both adults and children, why not join the journey of an elf trying to find his way in the world? It is the season for it!
Its a Wonderful Life
This is the classic comedy-drama about George Bailey, the eternally-in-debt guiding force of a bank. The man, on the brink of ruin, contemplates suicide, when suddenly a bumbling angel visits him with the intent to cheer him up a little.
To show George, the gravitas of his good deeds the angel decides to show George the world if he did not exist. What follows is a horrible slum in which people live in despair.
George awakens from the world which he has been presented and realises that through thick and thin he has truly lived a wonderful life and has helped countless people through it.
A timeless masterpiece, if you’ve never had the pleasure of watching this there’s no better time!