Wednesday, 5 November 2014

6 Classic Must See Children’s Films this Christmas

After spending Christmas morning watching the excitable faces of children as they scramble through their mountain of presents, before sitting down to eat the always incredibly tasty Christmas dinner, families up and down the country will retire to the sofas for an afternoon of eating (more) chocolate and watching some of the very best that the big screen has to offer at the most festive time of the year.

This post, written by TV mounting experts, Dekomount, gives you the definitive list of children’s films you must watch this Christmas. Whether it’s your child’s first Christmas or their 21st, the whole family will undoubtedly enjoy these brilliantly festive films.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Starting with an absolute classic, this film from 2000 is on at Christmas every single year without fail! Based on a Dr Seuss book, the film is based in a magical town called Whoville. Naturally, the town is situated inside a snowflake and everyone who lives there absolutely adores Christmas, but just outside Whoville lives a mean creature called the Grinch, who plots to steal Christmas. A film you may well have seen before but one that never gets old.



Elf
Released in 2003, this family film is crammed full of Yuletide cheer, greatly improved by Will Ferrell’s charmingly funny act as the largest of Santa’s little helpers. Guaranteed to be a winner with the whole family, this is another film that always graces our TV screen on more than one occasion during the Christmas period so make sure you catch it at least once!

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Home Alone
The very first Home Alone, featuring a very young Macaulay Culkin was released almost 25 years ago, and is still one of the very best Christmas films. If you’ve somehow never seen it, it’s about a little boy whose parents accidentally leave him behind and he’s left to defeat a pair of idiotic burglars resulting in a series of makeshift booby traps and lots of slapstick humour! A timeless film that never falls out of fashion - and don’t forget there’s Home Alone 2, 3 and 4 as well!

The Muppet Christmas Carol
Although there may be hundreds of films depicting the famous Christmas Carol, the Muppet’s version is by far the best. With Michael Caine as Scrooge and Kermit and Miss Piggy playing Bob
and Emily Cratchit, this depiction of A Christmas Carol is funny, heart-warming and a great way to introduce this classic to young children.

The Nightmare Before Christmas
This film shows Tim Burton at his best, in typical Burton-esque style, The Nightmare Before Christmas, is quintessentially weird. This beautifully wonderful film is about the pumpkin King of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington who’s bored of doing the same thing every year. He stumbles across Christmas Town and is very taken with the idea of Christmas! Although this is an utterly fantastic film, there is a lot of ghosts and goblins so it might be one to avoid amongst the little ones.


Die Hard
Once the younger children have gone to bed, there is no better film to watch on Christmas Day than Die Hard, perhaps seen as the alternative Christmas film; it still makes it onto our TV screens every single Christmas, and has done for the last two decades! Bruce Willis plays New York cop John McClane who’s visiting his estranged wife Holly in LA for Christmas when a Christmas party in Nakatomi Plaza skyscraper is interrupted by terrorists. As the only policeman inside the building, McClane takes on the villains. An action packed 131 minutes with just the right amount of Christmas charm, making it the perfect way to end your Christmas Day!

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