Christmas is coming soon ! So what are the best movies for Christmas to watch??
Christmas rhymes with a lot of things. Christmas tree, decorations, family reunions, gifts, delicious meals, Christmas markets, fireplaces, Santa Claus… The list goes on!
But, tradition obliges, Christmas also rhymes with family movies! Comfortably installed on the sofa, a blanket on the legs, aren’t we there? Yes but what are we looking at now?
We’ve compiled a list of Christmas must-sees for you: some are usually on TV every year, others are great American classics. For even more authenticity, we recommend viewing them with a bowl full of popcorn and a cup of hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. Enjoy!
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
THE REMAKE OF THE 1947 AMERICAN CLASSIC, WITH JOHN HAMMOND AS SANTA CLAUS. – A man claiming to be Santa Claus is interned in a specialized institute. Convinced of his identity, a young lawyer decides to take his defense.
A Christmas Story (1983)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
This year, Clark Griswold has decided to celebrate Christmas as it should be: he is going to cut his tree himself with his little family, he invites his parents, his in-laws, his aunt and his uncle, and he even decided to decorate the entire house with 25,000 light bulbs! But all does not go as planned: the bulbs refuse to turn on, his cousin Eddie arrives unexpectedly from Kansas, and he desperately awaits the Christmas bonus that will finally allow him to pay for the pool he ordered in secret!
Home Alone (1990)
HE IS ALONE AT HOME, AND VERY DANGEROUS. – The McCallisters are a big family. Very numerous. As they decide to spend the holidays in Paris, the family realize too late that they forgot 9-year-old Kevin at home. A panicked time, Kevin quickly takes things in hand. When two burglars target his house, Kevin organizes the resistance … Effective and funny comedy, Mum, I missed the plane, takes us on the colorful adventure of young Kevin, more resourceful than there is appears!
Home Alone (1992)
THE RETURN OF THE TERRIBLE CHILD. – While they had taken care to put it in the car, the McCallister parents leave for Miami while young Kevin has gone to buy batteries. Not finding his family, he then boards a plane, thinking he is going to the right destination but does not accidentally find himself in New York … Mum, I Missed the Plane Again is a funny and endearing comedy, in which, after having forgot their son when they left for Paris, it was when they left for Miami that the McCallister family forgot young Kevin, as rogue as he was resourceful. Note: the only appearance at the cinema of Donald Trump.
The Santa Clause (1994)
SANTA CLAUS: NOT THE BEST OF JOBS! – For one night, a father played by Tim Allen (voice actor for Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story saga) replaces Santa Claus. But what he doesn’t know is that his contract has a special clause: by being Santa Claus once, he becomes Santa Claus for life! Not an easy task … A family comedy full of tenderness, Super Christmas has its cast Judge Reinhold (The Beverly Hills Cop) and David Krumholtz (The Values of the Addams Family).
The Grinch (2000)
HE IS BAD, HE IS GREEN AND HIMSELF AS SANTA CLAUS. – The Grinch has always hated Christmas and lets all the inhabitants of “Chouville” know it. One day, while the “cabbages” are busy celebrating Christmas, the Grinch decides to steal all the presents and ruin the party. But that was without counting on the generosity and kindness of little Cindy Lou … Adapted from the poetic book by the famous Dr Seuss, The Grinch is a family and fantastic comedy as funny as it is moving, a pretty Christmas tale carried by the ‘incredible Jim Carrey, totally dressed up for the film.
THE CHRISTMAS COMEDY THAT REVEALED WILL FERRELL IN FRANCE. – American family-oriented comedy, Elf gives the public the opportunity in 2003 to discover Will Ferrell for the first time in a leading role. In these adventures of a young man who grew up among the elves of Santa Claus, who goes to meet his real father in New York, we can also meet Zooey Deschanel (500 days together) or James Caan (The Godfather, Dogville). A family comedy advertised as tender and delirious.