It’s that time of year again. The time when you have to somehow make tree decorations and tinsel look attractive, when you are at the complete mercy of Amazon delivery times, and when you happily spend five minutes struggling to open a small cardboard flap in order to eat a tiny piece of chocolate.
It’s also the time of year when you can break out the festive films and indulge in Crimbo-related fun. But what to watch? Just the first two Home Alone films, or all five? Can you just use Crimbo as an excuse to have a die Hard marathon? And is it ever justifiable to watch Christmas with the Cranks? Well wonder no more, as we use SCIENCE, FACTS and yes, ok, OPINION to present you with the top 10 Christmas movies of all time.
10. Santa Claus The Movie
A.K.A. Santa Begins, for this might as well be the original superhero origin story, complete with acquiring superpowers, getting fitted for a costume and even adopting a sidekick. Although, as much as the film starts by telling us the incredible tale of a kindly man turned vigilante against naughty kids (that’s our interpretation and we’re sticking to it), it then focuses on sidekick Patch, played by Dudley Moore, who learns the true meaning of Christmas via magic toys and capitalism.
It’s a saccharine-overloaded film that will force-feed you with more sweetness than you’ll probably have on Christmas Day itself, but with an interesting take on the legend, some great comic moments by Moore and some genius overacting by John Lithgow, this is a timeless classic. And we’ll still waiting for the sequel: The Red Knight Rises.