Let’s settle it – What’s the best Christmas film?

Not feeling the festive cheer yet? We asked people their opinions on the must-watch films to get anyone feeling Christmassy.

Reporter: Hannah Grafton | Sub-editor: Frances Cullen

 

Elf

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Credit: Twitter @AlamoDFW

Emily, 20 – ‘It makes me feel jolly because in December I basically turn into a little Christmas elf. I love the bit when everyone sings and believes in Christmas again.’

Best for: Watching as you decorate the tree

 

Bad Santa

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Credit: Twitter @creativeallies

Theo, 25 – ‘It’s so ridiculous and inappropriate, but I loved it when I was younger. I won’t be going to watch Bad Santa 2 this Christmas, though.’

Best for: Avoiding the holiday cringe

 

The Holiday

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Credit: Twitter @_underyoursmile

Margaret, 20 – ‘Without a doubt it’s the Holiday. It’s got a bit of everything; Christmas, relationships, and a good storyline. And it avoids being too cringey, which I hate. That’s why I hate Love Actually, so many Christmas films are way too cringey for me.’

Best for: Hungover viewing on News Years Day

 

Love Actually

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Credit: Twitter @RachelHeine

Frances, 20 – ‘I don’t think it’s too cringey at all. I especially love Martin Freeman and the girl from Gavin and Stacey doing the fake porn. I like how the stories intertwine, and I have a pretty small attention span so short stories are perfect. Love Actually is like a big rush of Christmas all at once.’

Best for: Watching with your significant other

 

Nativity!

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Credit: Twitter @ezramillr

Guy, 21 – ‘British films are always the best. Along with Love Actually, I love Nativity. The first one was amazing but the sequels were crap.’

Best for: Beating Boxing Day blues

 

White Christmas

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Credit: Twitter @ErrolFlynnFilm

Richard, 59 – ‘This film always used to be on on Christmas Day when I was younger. Will they get home for Christmas or won’t they? Funnily enough it all ends happily.’

Best for: Post-Queen’s speech Turkey coma

 

It’s a Wonderful Life

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Credit: Twitter @socinvestscot

Andrew, 21 – ‘It’s a classic film, and my whole family watch it together on Christmas Eve.’

Best for: Family movie night

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Natalie, 20 – ‘It’s not a traditionally Christmassy film, but that’s why I love it, because I don’t really like Christmas films.’

Best for: Tim Burton lovers

 

Arthur Christmas

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Credit: Twitter @25days

Amy, 20 –  ‘It’s a fairly new film, but it’s my favourite because it reminds me of my childhood as well as having some adult humour in it. It’s so nostalgic for me, it actually makes me believe in Santa again.’

Best for: Cuddling up on the sofa with a box of celebrations

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