Tuesday, 1 December 2015

25 Day Christmas Movie Challenge

25 Days of Christmas Movies, that's one to see you through every day from now until Christmas...

#1. Favourite Classic Christmas Film
scene from It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life (1946). It's a classic for a reason.

#2. Childhood Favourite
Miracle on 34th Street

#3. Christmas Film That Never Gets Old
A Mom For Christmas
A Mom For Christmas (1990). A little girl wishes for a mum, and a store mannequin comes to life - cue lots of cute and zany antics.

#4. Most Overrated Christmas Film
Love Actually
Love Actually (2003). I mean, it's good - but it's not that good.

#5. Most Underrated Christmas Film
All I Want For Christmas
All I Want For Christmas (1991). Cute kids almost destroying and then saving Christmas. What more could you want?

#6. Most Heartwarming Christmas Film
Nativity! (2009). Very sweet film about a school nativity.

#7. Best Christmas TV Special
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son - 'A Perfect Christmas' (1974). One of the best episodes; you can watch it on YouTube.

#8. The 'Why Was This Made??' Christmas Film
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians film poster
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964). This cult classic is guaranteed to leave you bemused.

#9. Favourite Unconventional Christmas Film
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). Something a little bit different!

#10. Christmas Film Based on a Book
The Greatest Store in the World
The Greatest Store in the World (1999). Based on the book by Alex Shearer, this is a really fun film with lots of familiar faces, including the current Dr Who!

#11. Your Partner's Favourite Christmas Film
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). I'm not much a of a Muppet's fan, but I'll watch it for Anthony's sake... 

#12. Favourite Christmas Horror Film
A Christmas Carol - 1984 film
A Christmas Carol (1984). This isn't an actual horror film. It is, in fact, my mum's favourite Christmas movie. It's just that it also happens to be bloody terrifying! This film's version of Jacob Marley's ghost, along with the ghost of Christmas Future, have haunted me since I was about eight years old.

#13. Saddest Christmas Film
Miracle at Christmas: Ebbie's Story
Miracle at Christmas: Ebbie's Story (1995). This Christmas Carol variation is a mid 1990s made for TV movie placing Ebbie, the Scrooge character, as a cold department store owner. But she didn't start out that way...

#14. Favourite Animated Christmas Film
Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas (2011). This Aardman film is just so perfectly charming and heartwarming. And funny too, naturally.

#15. Best Christmas Romance

The Holiday (2006). Frothy and fun.

#16. Best Christmas Film Sequel
Santa Clause 2
Santa Clause 2 (2002). Most sequels suck, it's true, but this one really does buck the trend.

#17. Favourite Comedy Christmas Film
Jingle All The Way
Jingle All The Way (1996). I love all of Arnie's comedy films.

#18. Christmas Film That Deserves a Remake
A Trap For Santa (1909). In this early Christmas film the children know that Santa will have to come through their living room window, so they set a trap for him - and end up catching their own absentee father. I could easily see that as a modern Christmas film plot.

#19. Christmas Film You Want To See
Krampus (2015). It looks like something I'd enjoy.

#20. Favourite New Christmas Film
Get Santa
Get Santa (2014). We went to see this when I was about a week overdue with Marianna - I was kind of hoping the loud speakers might get things moving. They didn't, but I did enjoy the film.

#21. 'So Bad It's Good' Christmas Film
Holiday In Handcuffs
Holiday In Handcuffs (2007). Melissa Joan Hart loses it a bit and kidnaps a stranger to be her date for a family Christmas. It's bad... and yet it's still kind of good.

#22. Christmas Carol Variation
A Diva's Christmas Carol
A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000). This is a great take on the classic tale.

#23. Least Favourite Christmas Film
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001). This is a dreadful film, and doesn't even have a nice message - the kid is a git the whole way through.

#24. Best Made For TV Film
The Snowman
The Snowman (1982). Who doesn't love it?

#25. All Time Favourite Christmas Film
Home Alone
Home Alone (1990). It's just the best.



  1. Love this post! There are several films on this list that I've not seen before, I'll have to track them down! For me, Christmas really starts once I've watched Jingle all the way! x #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Last year I went on maternity leave in the second week of December then pretty much all I did until Christmas was watch Christmas films, all day - every day! This year I think I'm going to take it easier and just watch my favourites! :)

  2. I'm a bit of a grinch so I've hardly seen any of these but I watched 'It's a wonderful Life' on my wedding night so it's a firm fave and I was actually moved by 'A Trap for Santa' #fartglitter

    1. Well, if you're going to pick one I don't think you can get more classic than It's a Wonderful Life. :D A Trap for Santa is brill, I love early movies.

  3. Great list! Lots on here, old and new(ish) for all ages. Definitely a few of my favourites on here, theres nothing like Christmas films and the excuse of December to watch lots of them back to back :-). Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays

    1. Hehe, yep, December is the best month for just watching loads of TV :D


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