Thursday, 24 December 2015

The 24 days of Christmas Films

Hello!

Can't quite believe it's Christmas Eve already.  Like every year the build up seems to last forever and then all of sudden it's Christmas Eve and close to being all over!

This was the first time I didn't have an advent calendar so I decided to watch a Christmas film everyday until Christmas.  I actually thought 24 films would be quite difficult but turns out I've managed to watch more than 24 and I still have some left to watch!!

Here is a round up of how I have spent numerous hours of my life this month:-

Day 1 - Jingle all the Way 
Day 2 - The Santa Clause
Day 3 - Home Alone 2 - Lost in New York
Day 4 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Day 5 - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Day 6 - Frozen
Day 7 - Bad Santa
Day 8 - Fred Claus
Day 9 - Christmas with the Kranks 
Day 10 - Deck the Halls
Day 11 - Scrooged
Day 12 - The Bishop's Wife
Day 13 - Santa Who?
Day 14 - Serendipity 
Day 15 - The Nightmare Before Christmas
Day 16 - Charming Christmas
Day 17 - Sleepless in Seattle
Day 18 - Home Alone
Day 19 - Arthur Christmas
Day 20 - Love Actually
Day 21 - Die Hard 2 -Die Harder
Day 22 - (i) Polar Express  (ii) Elf
Day 23 - (i) Miracle on 34th Street  (ii) The Grinch  (iii) The Muppet Christmas Carol
Day 24 - It's a Wonderful Life

Most of them I have seen before and will no doubt watch again next year but there a few that I would put on the "bah humbug" list and wouldn't care if I never seen them again, namely Fred Claus, Deck the Halls, Santa Who? and Christmas with the Kranks.  They were all a bit "meh".  Polar Express was a good story but the weird real life animation killed it for me, so I probably wouldn't watch that again.

Some of them may not be full on traditional Christmas films but Christmas is featured in all of them (apart from Frozen, but come on there is snow and a snowman so it's practically Christmas without even knowing it!)

Hard to believe that I have managed to miss a few, like Die Hard and Gremlins but don't worry because that's my Boxing Day sorted!  

Hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.