During the year, families often resolve to spend more time together, but with the endless round of doctor’s appointments, school trips, sporting matches, interstate work conferences, mountains of homework and myriad other mundane but necessary rituals of daily life it can be difficult to schedule in a few hours to relax and connect with your loved ones.
Is it any wonder then that most of us finish the year feeling harangued and stressed, and worn out from juggling all our responsibilities and commitments? The Christmas holidays present an invaluable and rare opportunity to spend quality time with close friends, family members and partners, and what better way to bond than by enjoying a favourite Christmas movie? Nothing says Christmas like the spirit of giving, so we’ve put together a list of the best top 10 films to watch with your loved ones at Christmas.
From heart-warming classics to adorable comedies, it’s time to crack a few cold ones, pass around a box of Tim-Tams and reconnect with the ones you love through the perennial pleasure of cinema!
- It’s a Wonderful Life
In this 1946 classic Christmas favourite, an angel is sent to earth to save a suicidal man by showing him the impact he’s had on the lives of those around him. If you’re looking for a heart-warming family favourite that will make you beam with affection for your loved ones, this movie has stood the test of time and become a Christmas favourite all over the world.
2. Love Actually
Featuring an ensemble cast, this hilarious but poignantly moving Christmas comedy follows many individual stories dealing with both romantic and platonic love and friendship. Sparkling performances by Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant, among others, make this an unforgettably funny and uplifting choice for family Christmas movie night.