A Guide to Christmas Films this Year
It’s Christmas! Which for most of us simply means sitting in front of the box, channel skipping in order to find some fantastically nostalgic films.
But never fear, The Film Mag is here to help pick out the best of the bunch on this Christmas Day.
It’s now Christmas Eve which should have seen some quality watching already, including Home Alone 2 earlier today, Elf a few days ago, and perhaps a bit of The Muppets Christmas Carol. Well lets take a look at what’s on tomorrow shall we?
Christmas Day 2013 TV Guide
Aladdin – 9.25am – ITV1
What better way to kick off Christmas Morning than with Aladdin gracing your screen? I’m sure most out there would have seen this Disney classic – a winner for both males and females. It includes Robin Williams at his comedic best as Genie and some heart wrenching music numbers.
Toy Story – 1.25pm – ITV1
An absolute classic! Join Woody and chums in their first adventure at 1.25. Toy Story is turning in to a Christmas classic, almost in the same category as Shrek when it comes to how often it’s now on around Christmas.
Toy Story is a perfect lunch time Christmas film
The Snowman and The Snowdog – 1.55pm – Channel 4
If you missed it today, be sure to catch it on Christmas Day. Perfectly timed just around your Christmas turkey.
It’s been 20 years since the original graced our screens and it’s a fantastic tip-of-the-hat for this to be airing. Definitely not one to be missed.
Scrooged – 2.25pm – Channel 4
Following The Snowman and the snowdog comes a Christmas film for all ages – Scrooged (1988) sees Bill Murray in one of his best roles. Put this on TV and comment on how he reminds you of your uncle Tom to set the mood!
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings – 5.40pm – Channel 4
With The Hobbit currently in cinemas across the country, what better time to revisit the lord of the rings franchise. It’s a well placed film, and if you can stand 3 hours, plus adverts, then The Lord of the Rings is one for you.
Jurassic Park – 6.35pm – ITV 2
What is better than watching a great movie on Christmas day? … watching a great movie with dinosaurs on Christmas day! Whilst it may be dated a little, Jurassic Park still holds up against a lot of current movies, and also has a pretty darn good storyline.
The Incredibles – 8.55pm – BBC 3
A decent watch and it fits in well with the theme of family disfunction and working over their problems – just, you know, with special powers and in an animated form. A good, fun, easy watch for the whole family.
Gremlins 2 – 9pm – Watch
Gremlins is always on at Christmas. I can’t actually remember when I’ve watched any of the franchise in the past 5 years without it being a few days either side of Christmas! Whether you’ve seen it or not Gremlins is an absolutely great watch. Put the kids to sleep, pop your nan next to them, and unwind after a long day with some good old fashioned gremlin fun.