Christmas is a time for coming together, putting a film on and not speaking to each other for at least a few hours.
Christmas is stressful enough without having to look interested as your in-laws tell you about their new decking, so this year, put on your Rude Christmas Jumper, stick on a funny Christmas film and put your feet up.
Elf is the ultimate funny christmas film. Will Ferrell plays Buddy the elf, a human who leaves the North Pole to find his estranged father in New York. Also starring a young (and blonde) Zooey Deschanel, Buddy gets up to a host of madcap adventures as he attempts to grapple with the modern world.
Elf is literally the best Christmas film ever made. Forget ‘Miracle on 34th Street’, forget ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, Elf has the best collection of hilarious lines of any festive flick, so make sure you watch it again this year. Twice.
Criminally underrated, Bad Santa is outrageous, adult Christmas film starring Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox and the late Bernie Mac. An alcoholic, belligerent con man and his accomplice pose as a department store Santa and elf duo to pull off a robbery on Christmas Eve.
Things get complicated as Thornton’s character befriends a bullied, overweight kid who thinks he’s the real santa. Between this and clash with a crooked security guard, hilarity definitely ensues.
An entertaining combo of Jim Carrey, mad haircuts and cute dogs, How The Grinch Stole Christmas is an ideal choice for the holiday season – especially if you’ve got some younger visitors. If the kids are in bed or have gone home, why not try our next selection...
Lots of people, well, idiots, will tell you that Die Hard isn’t a real Christmas film. If you come across one of these unfortunate individuals, simply tell them this: You are wrong.
Die Hard is one of the best and funniest Christmas films of all time. What could be better than Bruce Willis (when he still had hair) droppin' hilarious quips while he pops suckas behind a backdrop of gentle winter snowfall? Nothing I tell you. NOTHING.
DON’T WATCH ‘LOVE, ACTUALLY’
Love, Actually is the worst Christmas film by a huge margin. You should avoid watching it at all costs this festive period. It may, actually, be the worst film in the world. Why you ask?
Seriously, I have never wanted to strike a child more than when I watched this film. It’s not just that he says the most cringe inducing lines in the whole film, it’s that he’s a poorly constructed, 2 dimensional character. No child thinks or talks like this, no child in known world has uttered the words: ‘Let’s get the shit kicked out of us by love.’ Nope. I refuse to believe it. It’s enough to make you wish Liam Neeson was playing his Taken character and would dropkick this ginger tyke into the thames.
That’s not all.
Imagine if this chump was your actual mate? He turns up on your doorstep at Christmas to show your missus a series of handwritten signs proclaiming his love for her? Your special lady who you spent all December seeking out thoughtful, loving presents for? The person who you want to spend the most romantic time of the year with is getting macked on by your bezzie pal? Mate. Have a word. Have a very vigorous word.