There’s no escaping the flashing lights, heaving crowds and gluttonous excess at this time of year. One tradition we won’t be avoiding however involves curling up by the fire with a great (and yes, perhaps slightly twee) festive film. Here are our favourites and the reasons we come back to them over and over again.
An all round feel-good film set in beautiful locations, guaranteed to have you yearning for a chilly walk in the countryside wrapped up in cosy layers.
Un Conte de Noel
Catherine Deneuve and Mathieu Amalric star in this multi-layered foreign film with more bite than your average Christmas scheduling.
An animated classic that has become part of British culture. This one definitely encourages a sense of calm so switch it on when you need an escape from the Christmas commotion.
A classic film from the King of British rom-coms. With a stellar cast who deliver everything from comedy to raw emotional moments, what’s not to love? A great way to kick off the festive season.
You can’t get through the holiday without watching a musical, and this one with crooner Bing Crosby is just the ticket.