Films to watch this Christmas

T’was the weeks before Christmas and all through the house, Christmas films were playing.  elf.jpg

From old to new, we’ve pulled together some films you should be watching at this festive time of year. 
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theatres this December 17th and has seen a huge hype as people prepare for the story set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983). So it may not be Christmas themed, but it is certainly one to go and watch. Movie Spoiler alert: The first word spoken in the film is apparently ‘This’. Oooooh. 

‘Joy’ starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro is released in cinemas on Christmas Day. Telling the story of a family spanning four generations, ‘Joy’ focuses on Jennifer Lawrence’s character as she matures from a girl to a woman, and all that comes with it. From the director of ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and ‘American Hustle’ you can really see David O. Russell’s cinematic techniques in the trailer. May be one to keep an eye on…

Traditional Christmas Films

Everyone loves a traditional Christmas film. Curl up in front of the fire to these classics (or in front of the fan – No snow for these Aussies);

Elf (2003)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Home Alone (1990)
The Nightmare Before Christmas ( 1993)
Love Actually (2003)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Jingle all the Way (1996)
The Holiday (2006)
The Grinch (2000)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Polar Express (2004)
The Santa Clause (1994)

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