Festive Films: Top 10 Christmas Movies

14/08/2014 16:37 | Updated 22 May 2015

Tis the season to be jolly and snuggle up in front of the telly for a night of back-to-back Christmas movies. From our childhood favourites to modern classics, we've got a real mixed bag (or Santa sack) for you here.

So, in no particular order check out MyDaily's top ten festive films...

1. It's a Wonderful Life, 1946

What other Christmas movie will make you laugh AND cry (probably as the same time)? It's also in black and white. Enough said.

2. Elf, 2003

A blonde Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell and the most ridiculously Christmassy soundtrack your ears will ever hear. You know it's Christmas when you've seen Elf on telly.

3. Miracle On 34th Street, 1994

An Xmas movie with Matlida! What could be better? Thrown in Richard Attenborough as Santa and you're on to a total winner.

4. Home Alone, all of them!!!

Throw your morals away and don't even question how a parent could simply forget their child (repeatedly), kick back, enjoy and reminisce about when Macaulay Culkin was cute.

5. Jack Frost, 1998

Another flick where you should leave your integrity at the living room door in order to truly appreciate the magic of a young boy's father transforming into a snowman.

6. The Snowman, 1982

Speaking of snowmen, The Snowman is the ultimate festive flick. The sweet sounds of Aled Jones manage to both delight and haunt the crap out of you. How merry!

7. Jingle All The Way, 1996

What would Christmas be without Arnold Schwarzenegger? A totally rubbish one. We're sure there's some deep and meaningful message about consumerism hiding in the subplot, but on the surface what a riot. Ho, ho, ho!

8. The Muppet Christmas Carol, 1992

Puppets + a Dickens classic = perfection. Michael Caine should've won an Oscar for his portrayal of Scrooge. Are we right?

9. Arthur Christmas, 2011

The most current movie on our festive list, Arthur Christmas was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA! If you haven't seen it, watch it. That's an order.

10. Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, 1989

This flick will have you in stitches and proves that chopping down your own Christmas tree is super important.

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