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Films, Festivities and Fun

Well, hello December…!🎅🏼 It’s officially time to really kick start the Christmas celebrations and panic gift buying. More importantly, we can listen to Mariah Carey and watch Elf on repeat without getting funny looks for being ‘too eager’, baa humbug.

I can confirm that it’s now perfectly acceptable to spend a whole weekend dedicated to pigging out in front of the TV, having a Christmas Movie Marathon. Elf, The Polar Express, Home Alone.. the whole lot! The only way to make this even more perfect is by watching these Christmas classics on a HDR Panasonic TV, the beautifully bright colourful display, will get you singing out for Christmas. The new increased colour space will enable you to see the colours of Christmas lights and decorations much better and more vibrant than ever before. Especially when you’re watching American movies, considering Americans go all out on their Christmas decorations and Christmas buffet (not jealous at all), HDR TVs now allow you to see their table buffet with full beauty as you would through your own eyes. Isn’t technology just incredible?!

Considering I’ve been so eagerly awaiting this moment I’ve listed below the films I’ll be choosing for my annual pig out/ movie marathon weekend.

Elf – No doubt about it, this has to be the first on my list. This is such a classic that has to be re-watched every year. Buddy is the best at getting anybody in the Christmas mood, while being the king of pigging out on sweets/candy.

Four Christmases – This is such a great romantic comedy that most people may find highly relatable showing the highs and lows of visiting family on Christmas Day.

The Polar Express – This film does a fantastic job at highlighting the magic behind Christmas, I’m sure as a child we all would’ve dreamed about a train arriving to take us to the North Pole. Fortunate enough for Billy, he got to go and see Santa and make some important friendships on the way.

The Muppet Christmas Carol – I love this version of the Charles Dickens original, A Christmas Carol, it’s much more light-hearted and nostalgic.

Nativity! – Throwing it right the back to the school days practicing for your big part in the nativity… a sheep. This is such a great comedic Christmas film, if you’re feeling a binge watch, take on the whole sequel: Nativity! Danger in the Manger, Nativity! Dude, Where is my Donkey and then head down to the cinema for the new Nativity Rocks!

Home Alone – This is a hilariously entertaining film watching all the adventures and mischief that little Kevin gets up too while his family are away (I still don’t understand how his family don’t realise sooner that he is missing??). This is another binge-worthy sequel to cosy down and watch, my favourite film being Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.

Love Actually – When the time comes that you’re ready for a laugh and a cry, Love Actually is your one. I mean, why melt your heart over one festive love story when you can melt your heart over ten of them, all at the same time?!

Arguably, I think Christmas movies are the best type of movies. They’re (mostly) all super happy and cheerful and you just can’t help but get into the Christmas mood when there’s so many jingling backing tracks. Writing this post alone has given me so much festive spirit that i’m going to play one of these films (most likely Elf) while I turn my room into Santa’s Grotto with pretty decorations and fairy-lights🎄.

Let me know what your favourite Christmas films are, I’d love to see if there are any other classics I can add to my list!☃️

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