Cracking Christmas Films Whatever Your Taste

Posted by Amy - 05 Dec 2019
It's always the same

It’s the great Christmas film debate, here at Uni-versal Extras, seems we all have quite different ideas of what we want to watch this festive season. What’s best? A family-friendly romp or a spine-chilling slasher? Well, Take a look at some of our all-time favourite festive films. What will you be watching this holiday season?

Black Christmas  – 1974

For the horror lovers amongst you, and with the remake due to hit the cinemas any day now, we are starting with the original Black Christmas. What was shaping up to be a fun-filled festive break for this group of sorority girls, turns into a nightmare as a murderous stranger starts tracking their every move. If all you want for Christmas is a group of terrified teenagers, then this is the one for you. 

Die Hard – 1988

We are going to put this to bed straight away, yes, it’s definitely a Christmas film. If you are all about the 80’s action flick, then you will love the daddy of them all, Die Hard. It’s the classic tale of a Christmas party being ruined by a smart-talking terrorist and his band of henchmen who can never hit their target. Luckily, there’s a member of NYPD there to save the day (well, we always invite one to our Christmas parties, don’t you?)

Home Alone – 1990

Family, comedy more your thing? Every parent’s nightmare, but every child’s dream is up next in the of form 90’s classic, Home Alone. When Kevin is accidentally left home as the rest of his family jet off for a Christmas vacation, he finds himself up against some local burglars set on making the most of the empty houses during the holiday season. Unfortunately for them, Kevin is an 8-year-old with a lot of tricks up his sleeves. 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – 2000

Want a classic festive story of a miserable outcast who hates Christmas but could have their mind changed by ghosts or cute children? Well, then you might enjoy How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Grinch lives on the outskirts of the magical town Whoville, where the pixie-like people the Whos live, as much as the Whos love Christmas, the Grinch hates it. In an ill-conceived revenge plan, the Grinch decides to steal Christmas from them, meanwhile, sweet little Cindy Lou Who decides the Grinch could do with a friend.

Last Christmas – 2019

Still not what you are looking for? Maybe a heartwarming rom-com? that you can see in the cinema now? It’s Last Christmas for you then. Our tale follows Kate, a bit of a loser if truth be told, she just can’t get anything right. While working as an elf in a year-round Christmas store, Kate isn’t really feeling the Christmas spirit, until she meets Tom, a bit of a strange goodie two shoes but from there, her life starts to turn around. And it’s set to the music of George Michael, what’s not to love. 

So that’s our Christmas playlist sorted. What films will you watch to bring cheer to your Christmas viewing this year? From everyone at Uni-versal Extras, we hope you have had a wonderful 2019 and we wish you all a happy holiday and a fantastic 2020!