Friday, 14 December 2012

Cherry Pick of the Crimbo Flicks: Five Favourite Christmas Movies



We're a movie loving family here at Casa Cherry as we all know but never more so than at Christmas time. There's nowt quite like cosying up for the evening, hot chocolate (with Bailey's for Momma) in hand to enjoy a festive flick. 

I thought I'd pick out 5 of my favourites, if you haven't seen one of them before I'd urge you to give it a looksee this season and by all means, do please let me know your favourite Crimbo movie in the comments, I'm always on the lookout for more! 



1. Scrooged




I genuinely can't believe Scrooged is 24 years old. Fun fact: when I was 10 we went to the premiere, I wore my Mickey Mouse reversable jumper and we met Ray D'Arcy WITH hair. It could be that or the fact that Bill Murray is the knees of a bee but this movie is one of my all time favourites. 

2. Love Actually




Like The Notebook before it, Love Actually is one of those movies that I unashamedly laugh, cry, bawl and snot at every single year. I'd be hard pressed to choose a favourite character of this British ensemble cast but Bill Nighy and Alan Rickman are right up there. Another Richard Curtis gem, it's not Christmas until this has been played. At least once.

3. The Grinch




Jim Carrey's role in The Grinch has to be one of his best. The self deprecating, cuttingly sarcastic Grinch makes me laugh out loud every time, despite the 12 bajillion times I've seen this movie start to finish. 



4. Elf





Quite possibly my favourite festive film ever made, Elf is one of the funniest movies you'll have the pleasure to see this season. Laugh out loud funny right the way through, I find myself quoting from this in every day life and giving a nod of approval to people who get it. Will Ferrell IS Elf. Absolute class.

5. Home Alone


Coming from  the almost prehistoric 1990(!!) is the now iconic Home Alone. The movie that catapulted Culkin into stardom and, in my opinion, never gets old. The slapstick comedy in this flick has made the lads laugh from before they could even talk and still works now. Now that's movie making at it's finest. 


So tell me, what movie screams Christmas to you? Which flick is the first to be played when the tree goes up? I'd love to know...










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