It’s that most wonderful time of the yeeear! With the nights closing in, the jingle of bells getting louder, it’s time to… prepare for the extended family descending on your doorstep, get all the right presents for the right people, sort out the Christmas dinner, put the tree up, send out cards and get the snacks in!
With all the fun madness in mind, we’ve prepared a handy countdown of films that will help you navigate the hectic Christmas season. So draw the curtains and treat yourself to a film a day – from Yuletide classics, to family favourites and unmissable comedies… and already missed the first few? We don’t mind if you watch a couple a day…
Dec 1- Edward Scissorhands
Hoping for a white Christmas? If there’s no snow, make like Edward Scissorhands and create your own.
Dec 2 – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
If you’re looking for a gift for that someone special in your life, remember, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Dec 3 – Jingle All the Way
Whatever you do don’t leave it too late to get all your presents – or you’ll end up like Arnie, hunting for a Turbo Man doll last minute in Jingle All The Way.
Dec 4 – Love, Simon
Christmas is the season for parties – lots of parties. Time to get your dance moves ready.
Dec 5 – Young Frankenstein
… and if your style is little more old fashioned, then follow the lead of Frankenstein and his monster.
Dec 6 – The Devil Wears Prada
Don’t fret… not long now until your last day at work of the year.
Dec 7 – Dodgeball
Be careful not to overindulge during the break – or you’ll end up like Ben Stiller in Dodgeball.
Dec 8 – All about Eve
In amongst all the buying and eating and drinking, don’t forget what Christmas is really all about – catching up on gossip from friends you haven’t seen all year.
Dec 9 – Cleopatra
With all this rushing about getting Christmas sorted, be sure to take some time out and pamper yourself.
Dec 10 – Commando
Stock up on sherry, crackers, party poppers, satsumas, dates, all the essentials… and most important of all, don’t forget the Yule Log!
Dec 11 -The Revenant
If you’re planning some nice romantic walks in the crisp snow, do make sure you dress up warm.
Dec 12 – The Family Stone
Christmas is all about trying to get on with your in-laws… as Sarah Jessica Parker discovers in The Family Stone.
Dec 13 – The Magnificent Seven
Getting overwhelmed with all there is to do before the big day? Call for back up – The Magnificent Seven are here to help.
Dec 14 – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Tell the children if they don’t behave over the Christmas period, you’ll send for the child catcher!
Dec 15 – Miracle on 42nd Street
It’s time for a Christmas tear-jerker – gather the family round, crack out the Quality Street and enjoy Miracle on 34th Street. And remember – Santa is for real!
Dec 16 – Die Hard
Think your Christmas season is chaotic – spare a thought for John McClane in Die Hard. All he wanted to do was visit his wife at her office during her Christmas party, and he ends up in a hostage situation.
Dec 17 – Deck The Halls
Don’t forget your Christmas jumper this year!
Dec 18 – Home Alone
It can’t be the best time of year, without the Christmas classic for all the family – Home Alone!
Dec 19 – Bohemian Rhapsody
It’s Christmas Work Party time! Secret Santa gifts are ready to be unwrapped and you’re nearly off work for a few days, cheers!
Dec 20 – Mrs Doubtfire
It’s time to start prepping the food for all your extended family. Take your mind off the cooking and enjoy Robin Williams causing chaos in Mrs Doubtfire.
Dec 21 – Alvin and the Chipmunks
Don’t forget to put the champagne in the fridge!
Dec 22 – The Great Escape
Need to distract Grandad while you wrap his presents? Nothing like the perennial Christmas favourite The Great Escape…
Dec 23 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
It’s the eve of Christmas Eve – why not invite the neighbours round for some pre-Christmas drinkies, and boogie down Rocky Horror Picture Show-style?
Dec 24 – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
It’s nearly the day! You’ve done the first and this follow up is worth all the fun but this time in New York!
Dec 25 – The Greatest Showman
It’s Christmas Day – what better excuse than to put on your best clothes, enjoy the party and feel like a million dollars!