12 Days of Christmas: Day 12!

The final film I wanted to review for my 12 Days of Christmas Films was ‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ starring Jim Carrey. This is one of the highest grossing christmas films to have ever been released in the UK and the US – I wanted to find out why, having never seen…

12 Days of Christmas: Day 11

Today’s festive feature is the american romantic comedy, The Holiday. The story was filmed in both California and England, starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two lovelorn women who temporarily exchange homes, in order to escape their heartbreaks during the holiday season. Jude Law and Jack Black therefore star as the love interests of the two women….

12 Days Of Christmas: Day 10

This film I can almost guarantee most readers will probably never have heard of, however it’s one of my christmas guilty pleasures. The film The Greatest Store In the World  was aired as a ‘telemovie’ on CBBC way back in 1999, and was shown annually for several years after this. I can still remember sitting in…

12 Days of Christmas: Day 9

Today’s festive feature is one that I’m sure is very popular with most readers. Disney’s The Muppet Christmas Carol is a classic for families at christmas; an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s 1843 novel ‘A Christmas Carol’, with Michael Caine starring as the famous Ebenezer Scrooge. Essentially the narrative is the same as the original Dicken’s novel, however…

12 Days of Christmas: Day 8

This festive feature I know is a particular favourite with my age group; Elf starring Will Ferrell and Zoey Deschanel, is definitely one of the most comedic of Christmas films. The film opens in the North Pole where protagonist Buddy the Elf lives (Ferrell), however measuring at 6ft 3, Buddy isn’t your typical elf. He finds out…

12 Days of Christmas: Day 7

This next film could be said not to be your typical christmas feature. The plot is more about various relationships with our loved ones, it just so happens to be set at the time of year when we think about them the most. The film I’m talking about is, of course Love Actually. I’ve always loved…

12 Days of Christmas: Day 6

Another of my favourite Christmas films is animated classic The Polar Express directed by none other than Robert Zemeckis. The film features human characters created using a live action performance capture technique, which makes the film visually appealing as well as featuring the voice of Hollywood star Tom Hanks in an impressive six different roles. If…

12 Days of Christmas: Day 5

Back in 2009, a British christmas comedy  called Nativity! was released, based around the fictional story of how St. Bernadettes’ school Nativity performance became a Hollywood attraction.  The plot is just as bonkers as it sounds, but that’s what really makes this film as good as it is. The film stars Martin Freeman as school teacher,…

12 Days of Christmas: Day 4

Today’s festive feature has a slight modern twist on the usual story of Father Christmas. British animators Aardman Animation and Sony Pictures teamed up to create a truly  humorous, smart and heart-warming story. Arthur Christmas features voices of stars such as James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy and Jim Broadbent, this ensemble cast represent the men of…

12 Days of Christmas: Day 3

Since its release, Home Alone has become the highest-grossing live action comedy film of all time in the US. This is not surprising, since it’s one of the most talked about Christmas films I’ve come across out of my 12 reviews, however it’s also one I’ll admit I hadn’t actually watched until this year. If,…

12 Days Of Christmas: Day 2

Of all the christmas films out there currently, this is my absolute favourite – I actually can’t remember a christmas when I haven’t watched Miracle on 34th Street. Even though it’s the re-make of the 1940’s classic I much prefer the casting of this feature. There’s just something about Richard Attenborough’s warm, kind nature that…

12 Days of Christmas: Day 1

I’m going to start off this festive collection of feature films with an absolute christmas classic. Due to numerous television showings in the 1980s, this film has become traditional viewing in most households during the Christmas season. Frank Capra’s, It’s A Wonderful Life will have been released  70 years ago next year, however I feel…