It's December this week, and that means Christmas is right around the corner!
Here at Movie'n'Co, we love the most wonderful time of the year so much that we can't wait to get into the festive spirit, and what better way to do that than curling up on the sofa with a hot drink of your choice and a Christmas film on TV?
In order to make things just that bit easier, we've compiled a list of Christmas films that we can't wait to see on TV this year.
Perhaps one of the most jolly on our list, 'Elf' is sure to fill us with Christmas spirit as we join Will Ferrell's Buddy, who's spent all of his life in the North Pole with his Elven family. Reaching a height more than double that of your typical elf however, it's clear as day that there's been a mix up, and Buddy is not as much elf as he might have thought. So, armed with that knowledge, Buddy sets off on an adventure that takes him to New York city, where he hopes to find his parents and discover where he's really from.
'Home Alone 1 & 2'
For us, Macaulay Culkin made the 'Home Alone' franchise, and 3 & 4 just aren't the same without him. That aside however, what better way to realise what's important at Christmastime, than being left to experience it all alone? You can have the house to yourself, do whatever you please, but it won't quite be Christmas without your loved ones. Unfortunately for young Kevin, he found out the hard way. TWICE.
We love watching this film because the Whos of Whoville are definite Christmas goals, not only are they as obsessed with the season as we, but when everything turns sour, they remember the spiritual importance of the holiday. There's also something beautiful about watching the Grinch's heart grow three times its size.
'The Santa Clause 1, 2 & 3'
Let's face it, not only would there be no Christmas without Santa Claus, but there'd be no Santa Claus without 'The Santa Clause'. The magic that captured us in the first film returns in the second and third sequels which see little Charlie grow up with the secret that yes, his father is Santa Claus, and Scott fight to keep his role as Mr SC. We certainly can't forget about those adorable reindeer.
'The Polar Express'
A magical train taking children to the North Pole on Christmas Eve? That's a yes from us! You're welcome too. Just make sure you don't forget your ticket, we hear Tom Hanks' conductor doesn't take too kindly to stowaways.
Disney's animated take on the Christmas classic scares us into jollier spirits and is just what you need if you're finding it hard to adjust to the Christmas mood this year. Intended for children, the film makes Dickens' infamous tale more enjoyable for a modern audience.
This one's on the list because it wouldn't be Christmas without the last minute panic to try and get the ultimate Christmas present. If 'Jingle All the Way', starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, doesn't epitomise every parent's Christmas dash, we're not sure what will.
Not your traditional Christmas film...
Continuing with the list, here are a few that don't scream Christmas as much as the others.
Arguably not the most happy of Christmas films, 'Edward Scissorhands' still manages to rouse those festive feelings, as it closes with Edward's ice sculptures and snowfall about the town on Christmas Eve.
Watching 8 couples fall in love at the most wonderful time of the year is clearly an effective way of reminding us of what's important at Christmas. Featuring a star-studded cast with talents like Colin Firth and Keira Knightley, and set against the festive backdrop that is snowy London, 'Love Actually' really does inspire the Christmas feels in each of us.
'The Holiday' is proof enough that you can pack up your bags, move across the pond and still feel like you're at home on Christmas, so long as you're with people you love. Sometimes a break is all we need to put things into perspective.
So there you have it, a list of our favourite Christmas films. All there's left to do now is pick up your popcorn, sit back and enjoy, because rest assured ladies and gents, Christmas 2017 is well on its way!