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Five Classic Christmas Films To Get Us In The Mood

As December approaches, there's no better way to embrace the festive spirit than to start cosying up with classic Christmas films.

These timeless cinematic treasures have the power to transport us to magical worlds filled with joy, warmth, and the enchantment of the season. Whether you're sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace or wrapping presents, these five classics are guaranteed to get you in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year:

1. "Home Alone" (1990):

No list of classic Christmas films would be complete without the iconic "Home Alone." Directed by Chris Columbus, this family comedy follows young Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, who is accidentally left behind when his family goes on vacation for Christmas. What ensues is a series of hilarious and heart-warming events as Kevin defends his home from burglars. "Home Alone" captures the spirit of family, forgiveness, and the joy of being together during the holiday season.

 

2. "The Polar Express" (2004):

Based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg, "The Polar Express" directed by Robert Zemeckis is a visually stunning and magical Christmas adventure. The story follows a young boy who embarks on a magical train journey to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. With its enchanting animation, memorable characters, and a sense of wonder that captures the spirit of Christmas, "The Polar Express" is a modern classic that transports viewers of all ages to a world where the magic of the season comes alive.

 

3. "Elf" (2003):

"Elf" starring Will Ferrell is a delightful and comedic addition to the Christmas film canon. Ferrell plays Buddy, a human raised by elves at the North Pole, who embarks on a journey to New York City to find his real father. This family-friendly film combines humour with heartfelt moments, making it a perfect choice for a festive movie night that will have everyone laughing and feeling the holiday cheer.

 

4. "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989):

For a dose of holiday hilarity, look no further than "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. The Griswold family, led by the lovably hapless Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase), attempts to create the perfect Christmas despite a series of comedic mishaps. This irreverent and laugh-out-loud comedy captures the chaotic reality that often accompanies holiday celebrations. With its humour, memorable characters, and relatable family moments, "Christmas Vacation" has become a must-watch for those who enjoy a bit of holiday mayhem with their laughter.

 

5. "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946):

Going back in time to a very classic classic, Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" is a heart-warming tale that has become synonymous with Christmas. Starring James Stewart as George Bailey, the film explores the profound impact one person can have on the lives of others. As George contemplates his existence with the help of an angel named Clarence, viewers are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas – the importance of love, family, and the positive influence each of us can have on the world.

 

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