25 Christmas Films – And Where To Find Them

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

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A Christmas Carol (2009)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Bad Santa (2003)
Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Elf (2003)
Fred Claus (2007)
Gremlins (1984)
Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Love Actually (2003)
Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Scrooge (1951)
Scrooged (1988)
The Great Escape (1963)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1994)
The Santa Clause (1994)
The Wild Geese (1978)
Trading Places (1983)
White Christmas (1954)
Wizard of Oz (1939)

No need to search for that old DVD

Christmas is a time of tradition, where it’s usually more fun to watch something you’ve seen countless times than risk something new. At least until you’re so stuffed/drunk that you can’t reach the remote and look at whatever is left on.

We’ve picked out 25 films for Christmas, which aren’t just films about Christmas. Some are movies you simply have to watch, or else it just won’t feel like Christmas as you’re left feeling as unfulfilled as the moment you unwrapped that pack of novelty socks.

I mean, come on – Home Alone, Die Hard 2 and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation make Christmas, along with Trading Places and Gremlins shown in the small hours. And in case you think they’re all old movies, there’s Arthur Christmas too – a great film for the whole family and a future classic.

Unfortunately, some of the above titles are nowhere to be seen this year, so unless you fancy a trip to HMV or searching through your old DVDs, you might just be out of luck on some. Better luck next year?

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Involved in tech since 1990, from selling mobile phones and computers, to writing about them for trade and consumer publications, such as Mobile News, What Mobile, Know Your Mobile and Stuff. If writing about mobiles wasn't exciting enough, being paid to watch TV during work hours is the icing on the cake. Jonathan on Google+

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