Continuing on with choosing what to watch for Christmas. Here at Chatter Box Film, we pick our selection box of 40 best festive movies, and now finishing up with the final countdown from 9 – 1.
9. Henry Selick’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington, is a being from Halloween Town. All of a sudden he discovers the opposite to his nature; a Christmas Town and Jack is instantly amazed about this place. His obsession causes him to abduct Santa, so he can be like him. All while nearly ruining Christmas. So many catchy Danny Elfman songs in this macabre stop-motion animated movie directed by Henry Selick.
8. The Polar Express (2004)
A kid who is on the brink of no longer believing in Santa Claus, gets an unexpected train journey on The Polar Express to the North Pole, to witness the magic of Christmas. Partially a musical and the songs are performed beautifully. The animations were created with so much attention to detail.
7. Jingle All The Way (1996)
Forgot that toy for your child? Howard did! In an attempt to not see his child feel upset on Christmas day; Howard (Arnold Schwarzenegger) goes on a crazy fun-filled wild ‘goose chase’ across the country to get that last Turbo-Man doll.
6. Elf (2003)
Buddy the Elf finds out that he is not an elf afterall and seeks to find out where he came from, in the heart of New York. Will Ferrel’s performance is comedy gold in this movie!
5. Home Alone
Kevin McAllisters makes an accidental wish to have his parents not be here for the holidays. In a bizarre coincidence, they forget Keving and leave him all by himself. Exept he isn’t alone for long as Harry as Marv are looking to break in. There is also a faithful sequel called Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
4. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Susan Walker (Mara Wilson) and her mother Dorey Walker (Elizabeth Perkins) along with a lawyer are the ony ones that can save Santa and Christmas. This movie was adapted fron the original 1947 version with the same name.
3. Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
David Hiddleston’s character first takes on the role of Santa in the 14th Century, and then jumps to the 20th Century not longer after: during the 1980’s. This is when a greedy toymaker threatens to take over Christmas, with the help of a rogue elf called Patches (Dudley Moore).
2. Scrooge (1970)
A wonderful musical adaptation based on the story A Christmas Carol. This features Albert Finney’s brilliant performance in the role. More honourable mentions for the 1951 version starring Alastair Sim and 1999 version starring Patrick Stewart.
1. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
Taking the Chatter Box Film favourite number 1 spot: It’s A Wonderful Life is the ultimate classic Christmas movie. An angel called Clarence, is sent to help a struggling Businessman George Bailey (James Stewart), as he is shown what the people in the town of Bedford Falls would be like if he had never existed.
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