Film: Christmas classics back on the big screen




Christmas gives us the opportunity to relive our favourite seasonal moments which are now back on the big screen where they belong. Look out for John McClane saving the day in Die Hard, Michael Caine trying to sing in the fantastic Muppet’s Christmas Carol, and the best prime minister we never had, Hugh Grant, in Love Actually, Elf, Jingle All the Way and Santa Clause: The movie are all on offer. Not enough for you? Well we are also getting the chance to see Home Alone and Home Alone 2 as well as the 1946 classic, It’s A Wonderful Life. If you still have time to put up the decorations, go shopping, and get the food done you will be doing well.

Of course, it is not just Christmas classics that will be dominating our cinema screens. Far from it. The big release this month is the long-awaited Wonka. A prequel to the much loved Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, or if you prefer, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the film stars Timothee Chalamet as the young Willy Wonka and features Hugh Grant. I’m expecting it to be a bit hit.

The Peasants is a beautifully animated film, using paintings that are brought to life. Set in a rural Polish community it’s about life, love, and rivalry. Its very long at well over two hours but is a stunning film.

Eileen, which was a big hit at the London Film Festival, stars Thomasin McKenzie and Anne Hathaway. In 1964 Massachusetts, a young secretary becomes enchanted by Rebecca, the glamorous new counsellor at the prison where she works. Their budding friendship soon takes a turn when Rebecca reveals a dark secret, delivering a thrilling and intense viewing experience.

Still showing are some films that have been out a while, but which are doing well. Disney’s Wish is still entertaining youngsters, Napoleon is still fighting the battle of Waterloo and Killers of the Flower Moon, which looks set for Oscar greatness is still pulling them in.

Well, that’s about it. I do wish you all the best for the season and why not treat yourself to a big screen classic this year? Yippee Ki-Yay and God bless!

Main Photo Credit: Pavel Danilyuk via Unsplash

Andy Godfrey

Andy Godfrey is a speaker with Outreach UK and has been in full-time Christian work for many years. He is a founding member of the Mark Kermode Appreciation Society and has a collection of nearly 3,000 movies. He’s also an ardent Bristol City fan.

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