5 Christmas Movies Everyone Can Enjoy
12 Dec 2016
Tis' the season to gather round and press play! Here, 5 all-time movie favourites the whole family (even Grandpa) can enjoy this Christmas.
1. THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004)
What first begins as a trip to the North Pole, becomes the adventure of a lifetime for Hero Boy (a talented Tom Hanks, who voices six of the films' characters) as he boards the magnificent, ever-magical Polar Express. During this journey, he learns the power of believing and just how big the world can be for those who wish to see it. This stunning animation from Writer-Director Robert Zemeckis is truly a must-see at any time.
Memorable Quote: "Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see."
2. ELF (2003)
Buddy (a hilariously entertaining Will Ferrell) is not your average-sized Elf, in fact, he's far from it. When a desperate Buddy will stop at nothing to find out why he's so different from the elf community, Santa bids him a trip to New York to reveal who he truly is - the son of Walter Hobbs (the talented James Caan), a man not-so-nice. Buddy explores the city that never sleeps, while his father is forced to do some soul-seeking of his own.
Memorable Quote: "We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup."
3. HOME ALONE (1990)
The McCallister family are taking a trip to Paris this Christmas, but when boarding the plane - they realise they've forgotten their youngest son Kevin (an unforgettable role for Macaulay Culkin), a mischievous yet super intelligent 8-year-old, who couldn't be happier to be home alone - that is, until he's forced to protect himself and his home from two burglars Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern). Action-packed and fuelled by comedic antics, this vivacious fun family comedy is the first of a five-film franchise.
Memorable Quote: "How can you give Kris Kringle a parking ticket on Christmas Eve? What's next, rabies shots for the Easter Bunny?"
4. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)
Older folks may remember the original 1947 classic starring Maureen O'Hara and John Payne, and now for everyone else, Les Mayfield's 1994 remake is just as magical. For six-year-old Susan Walker (Mara Wilson, the star of Matilda), the secret of Santa is not-so-secret thanks to her Mother (Elizabeth Perkins) who revealed her truth quite some time ago. But when Susan meets "Santa" in the most special store - she's left to believe he could very well be the real Santa Claus. As Santa himself, says he's truly the real deal, Susan embarks on a mission to prove he is, while discovering the true gift of believing.
Memorable Quote: "Mr. Collins, I hope you've taken down that old TV antenna. I ripped my pants on it last year."
5. HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000)
He's the big bad green Grinch (played by an amazing Jim Carrey) determined to ruin Christmas for all the people of fantastical town Whoville. The Grinch has everyone convinced he's the absolute worst, all except for little Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) who tries to befriend him. As Cindy Lou tries to save Christmas and make the Grinch change, she learns it'll take a whole lot more than kindness to rescue this creature.
Memorable Quote: "It's because I'm green isn't it?"
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