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The top 10 Christmas films to watch with your flatmates, as voted by SpareRoom

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During the festive season, flatmates will be celebrating together - whether that’s (attempting) to cook a festive meal or heading down to the local to celebrate finishing work for the year! Another thing you could do as a flatshare, on one of these cold December nights, is to hunker down on the sofa with a Deliveroo - and watch a festive Christmas movie together!

To save you all the arguments and hours scrolling through Netflix and Amazon Prime, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten Christmas films to watch with your flatmates, and who better to recommend the best films to watch as a flatshare…but all the team here at SpareRoom?!

1. Home Alone
SpareRoom’s favourite Christmas film (winning by a landslide!) is Home Alone! This 1990 classic follows Kevin’s mischief as he is left behind by his family on Christmas Eve.

2. Elf
Next up is Elf, starring Will Ferrell. This heartwarming comedy will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside, with a lasting message of - “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”

3. The Grinch
Based on the iconic wacky book by Dr. Suess, this 2000 film stars Jim Carrey as the Grinch who attempts to steal Christmas away from the Who’s. But the Grinch soon realises Christmas isn’t all about materialistic things, with the film exploring the true meaning of Christmas, which is that of love, care and sharing with those around you. Aww!

4. Love Actually
If you’ve never seen Love Actually… have you been living under a rock?! This Richard Curtis fan favourite follows a star-studded cast of Londoners in the lead up to Christmas. There’s romance, tears, laughter, and a whole lot of love. And any excuse to pretend we live in a world with Hugh Grant as Prime Minister is good!

5. The Muppet Christmas Carol
This remake of the traditional Charles Dickens tale featuring The Muppets is a strong contender on SpareRoom’s list. Watch The Muppets dressed up in Victorian clothing, and Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit in a top hat sharing this classic Christmas story.

6. The Holiday
Next up is the ultimate Rom-Com of the holiday season - The Holiday. Featuring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Jude Law, this 2006 film follows two women in Surrey and Los Angeles who swap homes over Christmas and find love.

7. The Polar Express
If you’re looking for a charming animated film that will guarantee to make you feel festive, then The Polar Express fits the bill. The film tells the tale of a doubting boy who hops on a train, embarking on an adventure to the North Pole. You’ll be left believing in the magic of Christmas all over again!

8. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Ending the debate of ‘is it a Halloween or Christmas film?’, SpareRoom has declared The Nightmare Before Christmas the eighth best Christmas movie. This Tim Burton stop-motion animated movie follows Jack Skellington and his quest to take over Christmas Town after leaving Halloween Town.

9. The Snowman
The Snowman is probably one of the most nostalgic Christmas memories for so many people, with a classic soundtrack featuring ‘Walking in the Air.’ Originally a children’s book by Raymond Briggs and adapted into a 26 minute film, The Snowman will leave you feeling all cosy inside.

10. Arthur Christmas
And last but not least is Arthur Christmas, an animated film which follows the story of Santa’s son Arthur Claus on his mission to deliver a present that was missed - in order to keep the magic of Christmas.

(Image by Joshua Herrera)


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