What am I watching THIS CHRISTMAS!

Everyone has a favourite Christmas movie don’t they?  But, when I first thought about it I drew a blank. 

What is my favourite? 

All I could think of was Home Alone.  Is it really my favourite?  Yes and No.  I asked my husband and he just likes watching movies, usually Marvel ones and not necessarily Christmas specific films.  

So, I gave it some thought…

My Christmas movie list in date order:

The Snowman (1982)

The first Christmas movie I ever loved has got to be The Snowman.  A lovely tale of a little boy’s snowman coming to life and taking him on an adventure.  


Home Alone (1990)

I find Home Alone a little cheesy today and the humour is very slapstick, however, it brings back memories of watching it as a kid and remember how much I loved it.  It also seems to be on every year so it has become a Christmas classic.


The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

This animated Christmas movie is a different tale from the rest with Jack trying to take on Christmas and stars Sally (a redhead) ragdoll that is in love with Jack. 


 How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

This is new on the list and the love for this film has blossomed through my son’s love of the Dr Seuss books.  The Grinch is one of his favourites for the line “Pooh Pooh to the Whos” which sadly isn’t in the movie.  But, he still love the film adptation and now so do I.


I haven’t yet been to see the new Grinch movie but looking forward to watching that tool.

The Holiday (2006)

Talking about Christmas films that bring back lots of good nostalgia, I do love the holiday.  It is an amazing feel good romance about two women who swap houses for the Christmas holiday.  Although, I still wonder why anyone would leave that gorgeous home in America to live in a tiny English cottage?


Frozen (2013)

Whilst we are on the topic of animation, I think most familys will be watching this popular disney movie that is set in a snowy Scandinavian lanscape.  A loving tale about the love of two sisters, one of which has a dangerous power.


New films I’m looking forward to watching this year…

Absolutley Fabulous:  The Movie (2016)

I have loved Edina and Patsy since they first hit our TVs in the 90s and still find the episodes funny now.  I’ve not seen the movie and hoping to catch it this year.  Apparently Patsy kills Kate Moss at a party and the two BFFs are on the run.  I am going to piss myself laughing when she falls out the cab. I always do.  I love it.


Angela’s Christmas (2018)

This film features a little redhead girl (I love how cartoonists love using their red pen for the main character) so I have to check it out.  It looks really good and is about a little girl that steals baby Jesus from a churches nativity scene.  And, that’s all I know…


I’ve already watched Arthur Christmas, Nativity!, The Princess Switch and The Christmas Chronicles.  

This year I have loved watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and now there is a holiday special called Chapter 11: A Midwinters Tale. I can’t wait to watch it!

As I have Netflix, I will also give the following codes a try:

  • 1474017 – Christmas Children & Family Films
  • 1394527 – Romantic Christmas Films
  • 1394522 – Family-friendly Christmas Films
  • 1475066 – Feel-good Christmas Children & Family Films
  • 1475071 – Goofy Christmas Children & Family Films
  • 1527064 – British Christmas Children & Family Films

Age related:

  • 1477201 – Christmas Children & Family Films for ages 5 to 7
  • 1477204 – Christmas Children & Family Films for ages 8 to 10
  • 1477206 – Christmas Children & Family Films for ages 11 to 12
  • 1476024 – Christmas Children & Family Films from the 1990s

More codes here.

What will you be watching over the holidays?  Do you have a favourite Christmas movie?  Let me know in the comments.  

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Review – Coco

Coco – By Disney

I took my son and his best friend to the cinema for their first time to watch the new Disney film ‘Coco’.


As this was their first time they did get spoilt. We bought them the kids special which came free with a Paddington Bear lunch box. We also took them to Kaspers after for ice cream because sitting still for a whole film was a big challenge for a 3 and 4 year old.

After the film we let them pose and dance on the red carpet. I’m glad we went during half term because the place was empty.


Review of Coco

This Disney film is about the Mexican Day of the Dead festival. The MC is a boy named Miguel who befriends a stray dog that’s actually his spirit guide. His family are against music and he really wants to play guitar and sing. His rebellion against his family sets on a path that causes him to crossover to the underworld. To return home he needs a blessing from his dead ancestors before he becomes permanently dead. But, they want to add a condition that he can’t ever perform music again. So he looks for the relative his family disowned to get the blessing without the condition.

There are a lot of themes about death explored in the film and there was a few occasions I got choked up.

It was a good film with a decent storyline. It’s worth watching but it’s unlikely to become one of those classic films that you could watch forever.