That time of the year is approaching where you’ll want to cosy up on the sofa or go to the cinema with friends and family to tune into one of those magical movies that make Christmas so memorable. Whether you want to stay at home in front of your fire, or fancy wrapping up in your hat and gloves to go out to watch the newest blockbuster, here’s the must-see list for this festive season.
We've rounded up some of our favourite holiday movies to inspire your cinematic choices this year:
At the Cinema:
Office Christmas Party – 9th December 2016
As they hope to close a sale which could potentially save them from losing their jobs, two co-workers decide to throw a huge Christmas party, which sadly goes out of control…
Rogue One: Star Wars – 16th December 2016
Following the formation of the Galactic Empire, a rogue band of rebellion fights unite for a risky mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting an impressive saga to follow.
Assassin’s Creed – 21st December 2016
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
Passengers – 21st December 2016
Awakened from suspended animation 90 years earlier than planned, two space travellers (Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt) must find a way to save the other 5,000 passengers aboard their endangered ship.
Why not have a Christmas movie marathon and watch as many of these all-time favourite festive films over the holiday season:
Favourites on DVD
For the whole family:
Elf - After unintentionally inflicting mayhem on the elf community due to his unwieldly size, a man brought up as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
Nightmare before Christmas - The king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.
The Grinch – Residing on the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green Grinch who plans on spoiling the Christmas holiday for all of the residents of the town.
The Muppet Christmas Carol - The Muppet characters tell us the classic tale of an old and bitter Scrooge's redemption on Christmas Eve.
The Santa Clause - Divorced dad Scott has been given the chance to care for his son on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are mysteriously transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa's place.
The Polar Express - A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
Home Alone – A bratty 8-year old is left to protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is unintentionally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Jack Frost - A father, who can't keep his word, tragically dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, and given the chance to put things right with his son.
Miracle of 32th Street - A lawyer and a little girl have a job to prove that a man claiming to be Santa Clause is genuine.
Shrek the Halls - This half-hour animated television special features the Shrek characters putting their own take on holiday traditions.
The Flight of the Reindeer - A film for the family. A zoologist who has fervently believed that reindeers can fly ever since he was rescued by one as a boy. However, wife Maria Pitillo is less enchanted by his obsession.
For the adults:
Once the kids are in bed, you’ll probably want to watch something a little less PG
Bad Santa - A depressed conman and his partner pretend to be Santa and his Little Helper to raid department stores on Christmas Eve.
A Very Harold and Kumar - Christmas stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday quarrel by unintentionally burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree.
Die Hard - John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist during a Christmas party.
The Holiday - Two women disturbed with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.