With just ONE week to go till the big day, here at Heat Holders we’re gearing up for a wonderful Christmas celebration with our loved ones. There are a whole host of traditions that come with the festivities, one of which is Christmas films! They may get wheeled out every year, but many are classics, and take us back to our childhood. Here are a few of our festive favourites…


Will Ferrell’s manchild elf Buddy, is a classic Christmas character. Ever since the film was released in 2003, it has gained more acclaim, gaining fans all around the world. Starring as one of Santa’s elves, Ferrell discovers he is in fact human, and goes on a soul-searching journey to New York City to find his father, spreading Christmas cheer as he goes. Strong supporting roles come from James Caan and Zooey Deschanel, but this is Ferrell’s film, as he makes Buddy the Elf one of the all-time great festive characters.

Home Alone

A film that is incredibly 27 years old this year has lived long in the memory for millions, Home Alone introduces us to Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin. A sharp, smart eight-year-old who is left in the family home over the holidays, however, two devious criminals discover this and target Kevin’s house, leading to some hilarious takedowns. While his parents try and make it back home to their son in time for Christmas, this classic makes for a great flick!

It’s A Wonderful Life

Following its 70th anniversary last year, It’s A Wonderful Life has been a staple of the festive season for years. Rated as one of the most critically acclaimed films of all time, it stars James Stewart in the lead role of George Bailey, a man on the verge of ending his life, before a guardian angel shows him all the good his life has had on others around him. It’s an ultimately heart-warming film, that director Frank Capra regarded as his personal favourite of his, showing it to his family every Christmas.

Love Actually

Featuring a cast packed full of acting greats, Love Actually is another recent, but popular addition to the Christmas movie roster. The concept is that Christmas is just five weeks away, and ten different aspects of love are being played out in separate stories, many of which see the cast interlink with one another. With names like Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley and Emma Thompson just scratching the surface of a stellar cast, there’s something for everyone with Love Actually.

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