In no order, these are my favourite films to watch at Christmas…
This was very difficult to get down to 10, but I will watch these at least once every year!
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton was hallucinating from a fever when he thought up the characters that would go on to be in The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Will Ferrell didn’t want to do a sequel as he said “I just think it would look slightly pathetic if I tried to squeeze back in the elf tights: Buddy the middle-aged elf.'” He reportedly turned down $29 million for the sequel.
It’s a Wonderful Life
The film didn’t perform well at the box office, and it even put director, Frank Capra into debt.
The table where Sara and Jonathan drink a famous Frozen Hot Chocolate has been called the Star Table at the Serendipity restaurant ever since the movie was released.
The home exchange website Amanda and Iris use in The Holiday actually exists.
To make Kevin’s battle plan in Home Alone look like it was drawn and written by a child, the production designer wrote it all with his left hand.
The Polar Express
Tom Hanks voiced six characters in the film. He was the voice of the Grown-Up Hero Boy, the Father, the Conductor, the Hobo, Scrooge, and Santa Claus.
Footage of passengers being welcomed and embraced by loved ones at Heathrow Airport was shot on location with hidden cameras for a week. In the film’s DVD commentary, writer-director Richard Curtis explains that when something special was caught on camera, a crew member would race out to have its subjects sign a waiver so the moment might be included in Love Actually.
The Santa Clause
Tim Allen also voices Buzz Lightyear in the most loved Toy Story. Santa and Buzz share a catchphrase. They both declare, “You are a sad strange little man.”
Miracle on 34th Street
The scene where Father Christmas uses sign language to communicate with the little girl who is deaf. What is even more heart-warming about that scene is that the girl who played her, Sami Krieger, is actually deaf.
Richard Attenborough asked the producers not to tell Sami that he would reply to her Christmas present request. So, when he signs “what is your name?” the look of surprise on her face is genuine.
When the scene was over, Sami signed “thank you” to the late, great Richard Attenborough.
Was your favourite on the list?
Comment your fave down below and I will definitely watch it, you can never have too many Christmas films to watch!
I’d love to know if you know any new and fun facts about any of the films on the list?