One of the things we look forward to is the (hopefully) glut of good television and the excuse to slump on the sofa surrounded by confectionery and family.
Christmas scheduling is synonymous with festive films and we are compiling a list of your favourites.
Also essential to the mix is a grumpy old man, a beautiful young woman, a Santa Claus and a happy ending. And there must be tears, music and a large sprinkling of magic.
This is our Top Ten Christmas films in ascending order:-
10. The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992 starring the Muppets
9. Santa Clause the Movie 1985 starring Dudley Moore
8. The Bells of St Mary’s 1945 starring Bing Crosby
7. Elf 2003 starring Will Ferrell
6. Scrooge 1951 starring Alastair Sim
5. Home Alone 1990 starring Macaulay Culkin
4. Love Actually 2003 starring Hugh Grant
3. White Christmas 1947 starring Bing Crosby
2. Miracle on 34th Street 1994 starring Richard Attenborough
1. It’s a Wonderful Life 1945 starring James Stewart
Of course, nowadays you don’t have to wait for the broadcasters to show your favourites as you can easily buy on DVD or download the ones you want to watch, but somehow it doesn’t seem the same as catching them on the television.
Do let us know which ones are your favourites. Do you agree with this list of ours?