With Christmas right around the corner it’s the perfect time to settle in at home and make the most of the cold, dark winter nights. Here at the Morses Club we’ve gathered our top 5 ideal Christmas movies to really give the biggest humbugs the festive cheer and say let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
When the McAllister family head to Paris, for the holidays, they may have forgotten one small detail…. Kevin! The heart-warming film, starring a youthful Macaulay Culkin, tells the story of a young boy who is forced to defend his home from Hank & Marv AKA the “Wet Bandits”. All the while, his family frantically try and get home be with him for Christmas, from half way around the world. Home Alone is sure to get anyone into the festive spirit!
The tale of Buddy the elf, the only human raised in an elves world, is sure to have the whole family laughing this Christmas. Buddy (Will Ferrell) soon discovers he may be different to the other North Pole inhabitants, towering over them at 6 foot 2 inches! So, he sets out for New York City to find his biological farther and discover his real family. With love, comedy & holiday hijinks involved, Elf will have everyone spreading Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear.
For anyone that leaves all of their Christmas shopping till the last moment, Jingle All the Way depicts an all too real scenario. When Howard (Arnold Schwarzenegger) realises he hasn’t collected a Turboman doll for his son Jamie, he begins to panic. With stores so busy they make Black Friday look like a stroll in the park and the ever present Myron, played by Sinbad, also searching for the sought after toy, a battle begins to see who can save Christmas for their children.
“Ho ho ho, now I have a machine gun” - If the typical Christmas movie, full of good times and cheer, isn’t your cup of tea then Die Hard is the movie for you. It’s Christmas Eve and Nagatomi Towers have been taken over by the notorious Hans Grubber (Alan Rickman). The heist: to steal $640 million from a tightly locked safe in the buildings vault. Unfortunately for the thieves, hard-man John McClane (Bruce Willis) is in the house. With constant action, underhand tactics & numerous shoot outs; Die Hard is sure to get anyone’s blood pumping this Christmas.
If Christmas songs, festive jumpers and mince pies really aren’t your thing, you may find The Grinch (Jim Carrey) to be your perfect ant-Christmas Hero. An ugly, green character, as slippery as an eel, really hates Christmas and doesn’t get the big deal. To steal away Christmas, he hatches a plan, to take all the presents, like a reverse mailman! He soon realises, that it is not so bad; his heart grows three sizes and he is no longer sad! This moving tale is sure to make anyone’s heart grow three sizes as big and really bring cheer to all.