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Five Christmas films you need to watch

10 DECEMBER 2019 - SARAH - STUDENT LIFE

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It’s finally the time of year when it’s actually acceptable to watch Christmas films (even though I know you’ve been watching them since the beginning of November!) You’ve got the Christmas holidays coming up soon and if you have the kids home from school, you’ll be looking for lots of ways to entertain them. You might also have some long journey’s to make from uni back to your hometown, so there’s lots to watch on the train, plane or bus ride. If you’re a bit stuck on what to watch, here’s five of my favourites I would recommend to anyone.

 

The Knight before Christmas

This is a new film that’s recently come out on Netflix. I watched it a couple of weeks ago with my friend and a big glass of wine. As a simple rom-com, it’s perfect for those evenings when you just want to curl up on the sofa with your other half and enjoy a light hearted Christmas movie with an easy storyline. Part of the story is even set in Norwich, only a stone’s throw away from us here in Suffolk.

Home Alone

Everyone knows the Christmas classic Home Alone (also, every parents nightmare to leave their children behind!). If your children haven’t watched it yet, it’s definitely time to introduce them to one of the funniest Christmas movies. Don’t let them get any ideas of how to get revenge on their siblings!

Elf

Another classic movie! This one is a fun, cute story of an elf who’s looking for his parents. The film always brings back memories of watching it with my family on Christmas day more many years and I’m sure lots of you have the same memory. It’s great for when you feel too full to move after Christmas dinner and want to spend some time on the sofa before starting on the washing up.

Deck the Halls

I remember this film being really funny when I was younger, but I haven’t watch it in years! It’s the story of two families having a feud between who can get the best Christmas lights as they try to get their houses to be seen from space. Do you know anyone this extravagant with their lights?

Love Actually

We all know how complicated love can be and this film shows it in every single way. It’s even more complicated around Christmas, which these eight couples find out. Again, it’s a lovely rom-com that’s perfect on Christmas Eve when all you want to do is relax after a long run up to Christmas and look forward to the following day.

 

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay 

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