‘Tis the season to be jolly and so, when you’re done roaming around shopping centres and wrapping presents, there’s no better way to relax than with a Christmas film.
Here the One4all team celebrate the films of their childhoods that make it feel like Christmas.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
‘Every year, a couple of days before Christmas, we sit together as a family and watch this classic Christmas film. A tradition that started way back in Poland, it’s always so comforting to find some free time during the festive season to relax with a nice cup of tea and enjoy time together as a family (while wishing that one day we might visit all the places Kevin has been in New York). Christmas is always so busy, with mum stressing over the dinner, the house and how she’ll fit 13 guests at a 6-person table so Home Alone is a nice reminder every year that no matter how busy life gets, we should always find time to spend with our family.’ – Ola Dybul, Graphic and Web Design Executive.
Batman Returns (1992)
‘A gothic horror-themed superhero film with a stellar cast, this wintry Batman film is a firm favourite at Christmastime. It’s not exactly feelgood but the haunting soundtrack and captivating art design are always welcome when the nights start drawing in. Pure nostalgia!’ – Sam Wheway, Digital Corporate & Communications Manager.
The Sound of Music (1995)
‘Even though it’s not specific to Christmas, it’s always on and makes me feel Christmassy! Plus, when I was older, I discovered how handsome Christopher Plumber was!’ – Rachel Delaney, Group Marketing Manager.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
‘A Tim Burton classic that holds a big chunk of my festive heart! This tale of Jack Skellington, the king of Halloweentown, attempting to take over Christmas by replacing Santa Claus (or Santa Claws as he says) is my favourite film of all time and one I’ve been watching every Christmas Day for the last twenty years. The animation is beautiful, the songs are iconic (with ‘What’s This?’, ‘Kidnap The Sandy Claws’, and ‘Oogie Boogie’s Song’ being at the top of my Christmas playlist) and the characters are really something special.’ – Emma Vince, Digital Content & Corporate Executive.
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989)
‘A family favourite in our house! Loved by all ages with classic jokes that never grow old and just get better each Christmas. From the trauma of visiting in-laws to the never-ending struggle to find the one Christmas light bulb that’s missing, what’s not to like! A good old Christmas vengeance comedy film that’s got something for everyone!’ – Fergal Chambers, Design Manager.
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