FILM CLASSICS HAVE STOOD TEST OF TIME
Image: 20th Century Fox THE majority of Christmas movies are like a pizza; usually cheesy, mostly uncomplicated and mindlessly enjoyable.
There are the critically acclaimed among them (as with pizzas too), but we know we don’t watch a Christmas movie (or eat a pizza) expecting some kind of thought-provoking experience.
Or to put it in terms of dessert, if the festive season is a plum pudding of guilty pleasures, then Christmas movies are probably a cherry or sultana in said pudding.
They are an indulgence in nostalgia, which explains why we will blindly defend the virtue of our favourites with vigorous intent.
A Christmas movie argument can’t be won, which we soon
learnt at Community Newspaper Group when trying to decide on a list of our holiday favourites.
After much heated discussion, we begrudgingly broke it down to 12 ‘faves’ that can be watched over the 12 days of Christmas.
Was the Bruce Willis action romp Die Hard the best?
How about that perennial British romcom Love Actually?
And surely the vintage classic White Christmas from 1954 with the dulcet tones of Bing Crosby can’t be denied?
These three and another nine made our list, which we hope will give you some inspiration for a Christmas movie marathon this year.
Macaulay Culkin in HomeAlone, which remains a Christmas staple 25 years on from its release.