by Shane Baddeley on Dec 1st, 2017 in balance blog
our favourite Christmas films of all time
Now I have a machine gun, ho ho ho!

It's that time of year again when the festive films are all over the TV. So, we've rounded up a few of our favourites and discussed why we like to sit in front of the fire with a mince pie and watch them constantly over the Christmas period.


Elf (2003)

"Who doesn’t like elf? A character who can drink a litre of coke in one go and eats a mountain of spaghetti everyday. Not forgetting to stick to the 4 main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup."

"Buddy’s pure innocence coupled with it being in New York City at Christmas time, Zooey Deschanel, Santa!!!!!!…I know him, Singing’s my favourite."


Die Hard (1988)

"It’s just an absolute classic and it’s refreshing to have an Action film rather than the cheesy family ones at christmas. It tops it off when Bruce Willis writes 'Now I have a machine gun, ho ho ho' on the body of a terrorist."


Home Alone (1990)

"Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without it. Who doesn’t want to see a film about a troublemaker kid who’s 'accidentally' left at home to fight off a pair of burglars with mischievous traps. We all love seeing burglars get hit in the head with cans of paint, right?"

"It has the perfect blend of family drama, kids being ace, scare factor and happy tears at the end!"


Trading Places (1983)

"Nothing symbolises the spirit of Christmas more than a disheveled Dan Aykroyd sitting on a bus, drunkenly shovelling a recently pilfered smoked salmon through his slightly worse for wear santa's beard. A festive comedy classic and no doubt one of Eddie Murphy’s finest hours."


Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

"It's a classic stop motion animation, with great songs and Tim Burton's twisted illustrative style, about discovering the wonder of Xmas. And because it's also about Halloween, Christmas can start early!"


Jingle All The Way (1996)

"What says Christmas more than Arnie fighting a man for a toy."


Santa Claus the Movie (1985)

"I Loved watching Santa Claus the Movie as a kid, it made me excited and I loved that eating sweets could make me fly."


Muppets Christmas Carol (1992)

"It’s guaranteed to be on tv every year without fail and is a christmas tradition in our house. You have to sing along to the big number at the end too. it’s compulsory!"

"It's combination of puppets, singing, a Dicken's classic and it even has a solid moral message. What's not to like??"

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