Tim’s Blog - Christmas Films クリスマスの映画

I think that most of you have realised by now how much we at Kensington like Christmas. One of my favourite parts of Christmas is watching Christmas-themed or Christmas-set films.


This year I am planning to spend the festive season watching a selection of such films together with the non-Christmas related Star Wars Episodes IV,V and VI in an effort to initiate my daughter to the Star Wars universe so she may agree to watch Episode VII in the cinema with me. Never was a crazy Star Wars fan but I can remember how fascinated I was when I watched the earlier films when I was a young boy. If I could recreate a small part of that magic for my daughter, that would make me a very happy dad indeed.


Following are some of my favourite Christmas films. They are all related to Christmas with the exception of “The Great Escape” which is neither Christmas-themed nor Christmas-set but is very usually aired at Christmas in the UK.


The reviews are taken from “The Rotten Tomatoes”


It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

“The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It's a Wonderful Life is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing.”



Elf (2003)

“A movie full of Yuletide cheer, Elf is a spirited, good-natured family comedy, and it benefits greatly from Will Ferrell's funny and charming performance as one of Santa's biggest helpers.”



About a Boy (2002)

“A winning comedy that benefits from Hugh Grant's boyish charms.”



A Christmas Carol (1984)

“A great and eternally heart-warming film that can stand an appreciative viewing every year through every decade.”



The Great Escape (1963)

“With its impeccably slow-building story and a cast for the ages, The Great Escape is an all-time action classic.”



Merry Christmas to everyone!!