Settle down to our favourite films this Christmas

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Christmas is all about family time and what better way to spend it than watching a family-friendly, festive films. We asked our staff what their favourite Christmas film was and composed a list of the top picks – so all you need to do is find the blankets, put on the popcorn and settle down to a night of laughs, tears and Christmas cheer!

the grinchThe Grinch

The Grinch hates happiness, hates Christmas. So one year, as the festive season approaches, he decides that enough is enough and draws up plans to steal all the decorations and all the presents from the poor, unsuspecting citizens below. Does this mean the Whos won’t be celebrating this year? Not if little Cindy Lou has anything to do with it.

Adapted from the famous Dr Seuss novel, and starring Jim Carrey and Taylor Momsen, this a twist on the classic story of the Grinch who stole Christmas!

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home aloneHome Alone

An 8-year old troublemaker, Kevin must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and John Heard, this film will bring out the child in you as you will Kevin to succeed. If you’re feeling particularly festive why not watch Home Alone 2: Lost in New York!

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After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan and Zooey Deschanel, this modern classic is laugh out loud funny and Ferrell’s portrayal of Elf will well and truly bring out your festive cheer.

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the muppetsThe Muppets Christmas Carol

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.

Despite their fluffy and cuddly appearance, the Muppet’s version of Charles Dicken’s classic will still bring a tear to your eye.

Starring Michael Caine as Scrooge, and all your favourite Muppet characters including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear.

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a christmas carolA Christmas Carol

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Featuring the voices of Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman and Steve Valentine.

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