Best Christmas movies to watch in 2017
The 2003 smash hit has become a modern classic as viewers can’t get enough of funnyman Will Ferrell’s antics as a human raised as an obstreperous elf who finally meets his real-life dad – played by a truculent James Caan.
It’s a Wonderful Life
A box office bomb when it was released in 1946, this James Stewart movie is now a classic, featuring festive themes such as bankruptcy, sibling death and suicidal thoughts.
The Santa Clause
Back in the 1990s, Tim Allen was a TV legend, and in this hilarious 1994 take on a festive fantasy, he’s playing up to the camera as the dad who accidentally becomes Santa.
You’re either for Richard Curtis’ schmaltzy 2003 take on the Brit Christmas or you ain’t – but the star power of this hit includes Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson, Andrew Lincoln, Martine McCutcheon, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson… the list is long and distinguished.
Talking of star power, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Jude Law and Cameron Diaz definitely bring more style than substance to this 2006 romcom that’s one for the lovers.