5. Bad Santa
The next entry on our list of top ten Christmas movies is where Thornton plays a miserable con man who poses as you-know-who to rip off department stores on Christmas Eve, but his ice-covered heart begins to thaw when he reluctantly befriends a troubled kid. The movie certainly does have a sour undertone but despite that fact, the heart of the movie ultimately prevails to make movie goers feel good in unexpected ways.
What is to hate about a regular-sized man raised as an elf in the North Pole who goes to New York City to search for his biological father. To sum it all up, this movie has a smart, clever and very funny screenplay and as icing on the cake, we have the direction of Favreau’s and Will Ferrell’s career-defining performance as the idealistic, sweet-natured and irresistible title character which, no matter what you do, you wont be able to forget.
3. It’s a wonderful life
How can a list of Christmas movie be complete without this gem of a movie. The story, as we all know, follows a discouraged businessman who is considering suicide, until a guardian angel eager to earn his wings helps him see the light. As most of you would know, Frank Capra’s classic is quite simply the “Citizen Kane” of holiday movies and therefore it has earned its rightful place on our list of top ten Christmas movies. This is one of those movies that just gets better with time, year after year.
2. The Long Kiss Goodnight
So lets dive into the inappropriate genre with Shane Black (undoubtedly the Hitchcock of inappropriate Christmas movies). What we can promise is that this movie will add festive trimmings to your holiday with the story about an amnesiac housewife who remembers her past as hired killer Charly Baltimore. Let us not forget the most Christmassy Moment when Samantha’s ‘cover’ is blown when she is recognised playing Mrs. Claus in the local Christmas parade. Awesome is a few words too short to describe the marvel this movie is.
1. 8 Women
Last but certainly not the least, the final movie to make it on our list of top ten Christmas movies, is 8 Women. The storyline follows a wealthy home owner who is killed during the run-up to Christmas, putting the spotlight on eight female suspects. This would be the Christmas of Christmases for those of you who like French actresses because man do we have plenty in this one! Enjoy folks for this marathon, is a never ending series of fun moments!