Top 10 Christmas Films

As there is now under a month till Christmas, and that this 30 blog a day effort is collectively called ‘The Write-mare before Christmas’, it seems appropriate to do this top ten list. Yes in my continuing quest to find my favourite film, doing top tens by categories and sub categories continues with my favourite Christmas films….well films set at Christmas at least. Would they be yours too?

10. Elf (2003)


What stands out for me – Will Ferrell’s performance is terrific and laugh out loud at times. The premise of an Elf leaving Santa and seeing the real world had been done before in Santa Clause the Movie, but Elf adds new fun to hold its own, make you laugh and give you that christmassy feeling.

I enjoyed seeing this actor in it – Peter Dinkalidge

Great quote –  Gimbel’s Manager: Why are you smiling like that?

Buddy: I just like to smile, smiling’s my favourite

9. A Christmas Story (1983)

Christmas Story

What stands out for me – This film is more associated with and watched in America. Although for me it still shows the magic of being a kid a Christmas and some realities that come with it. Well worth checking out in other countries too. Oh and this was the film that spawned the iconic image of a false leg lamp shade too.

I enjoyed seeing this actor in it – Darren McGavin

Great quote –  Mr. Parker: He looks like a deranged Easter Bunny.

Mother: He does not!

Mr. Parker: He does too, he looks like a pink nightmare! Read more of this post

The Write-mare before Christmas or WMB4X

The writemare before christmas

Myself and the much more consistent blogger, Sudo One (nee-One Button mouse, nee Slowly Creeping death), but not so consistent on his blog name, will be attempting to write a blog a day for the month of November.

This marathon + 4 of blogs will be known as ‘The Write-mare before Christmas’ (see what we did there). I will be including a range of articles, short stories, lists and general fun to keep you entertained in the cold November rain. Cue Axel.

We shall code name this spectacular WMB4X, which looks a bit like a number plate for a Dyslexic BMX champ. Or some kind of slang text talk which I’ve never been able to fully grasp. Ah well, maybe I will delve into that more during the coming month.

I said CUE AXEL! Read more of this post

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