These are the Christmas movies the BB team watch every year for Christmas – they never get old, and still give us a good laugh.
Christmas is almost here, and with it comes, festive parties, drinks, food, celebrations, presents, decoration, lights, and let’s not forget the hallmark and funny Christmas movies we all love to watch.
I sat down with the team to see what movies they all watch time and time again.
“We have been watching this as a family for a decade, and we never tire of it. The heady mix of love and Christmas ensures we always have lots of laughs and seem to find something different in it every time. The acting is so fabulous, and somehow the slightly crazy stories all come together to ensure we are glued to it every time we watch it.”
BB Founder Renae
THE POLAR EXPRESS:
“A movie that I can watch over and over again is The Polar Express (2004). Growing up, this movie would be constantly played when Christmas came around every year and I don’t think there has ever been a year where I haven’t watched it. The movie encapsulates the Christmas spirit very well and a scene that will always vividly stick in the brain is the massive pile of Christmas presents that the kids fall into towards the end of the film. It’s a movie that I will never get bored of as it’s adventurous and magical all in one. Because it’s almost a fantasy genre, it’s bizarre and unique to the point that it’s comical. P.S. Just discovered that this year it is available on Netflix too – yay! “
BB Writer Phoebe
“I was first introduced to this movie back in high school and I fell in love instantly. This satirical movie reflects exactly what we all go through at Christmas. Fromm the crazy emotions, to the family stresses, the ideology behind Christmas and why it affects us so much on so many levels. I mean, you can’t really go wrong with a Steve Martin move anyway, he’s just so great to watch. Every year, it’s tradition to watch this movie in my household on Christmas Eve.”
BB Write Rebecca
“The Christmas movie that has stood the test of time in my household is Home Alone. Love this movie because it’s an easy watch, funny and there’s something for everyone. There’s adult humour and action, yet it’s still a kid’s movie. I think therefore it has aged so well and still appeals to people of all ages.”
BB Writer Claudia
“This is our decorating the house movie. WE always having it playing whilst setting up decorations, or making decorations and is usually reserved for the beginning of the season. It’s funny, lovely, easy to watch, and with a little side of love and drama as well. But it’s the adorable English cottage covered in snow for Christmas that really does it for me.”
BB Writer Rebecca
“I love watching “How the Grinch stole Christmas”, it’s such a classic and very nostalgic as I used to read all the Dr Seuss books growing up. Even now when I watch the movie, I still find the character of the Grinch (played by Jim Carrey) to be hilarious and it’s also got a great plot line that always makes me smile at the end.”
BB Writer Maya
FOUR HOLIDAYS (AKA: FOUR CHRISTMASES)
“Almost every Christmas I will watch Four Holidays with Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughan. The movie follows a couple who have to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day. The relatable characters cover nearly every family function stereotype from aggressive brothers to annoying step-dads. This movie is hilarious whilst also putting you in the mood for Christmas fun.”
BB Writer Maddy
“This may be more a nostalgic pick, which is why it’s still funny to me to this day. I can watch this movie whether it’s Xmas season or not – the movie alone is amazing and is a classic. Will Ferrell stars as an elf-raised, human-born character who throughout the movie wants to reconnect with his birth father, whilst struggling to function in society. I love this movie as it not only spreads Xmas joy but explores the real family connection, through a father-son relationship. It’s a heartwarming Xmas movie yet, is hilarious as Will Ferrell gives a hilarious performance of a naive elf living in one of the most fast-paced cities – the dynamic works so well.”
BB Writer Czelene