Win cinema tickets to film of your choice!
(CS) As the cold season is upon us, it is time to curl up, munching sweet treats and enjoying some Christmas film entertainment. Here are some of our favourites with the chance for you to win a pair of cinema tickets.
Send us an email with your ultimate favourite festive film and we will draw a winner of a pair of cinema tickets kindly offered by Caramba Cinemas.
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Classic: It's a Wonderful Life
Frank Capra's 1946 film sees James Stewart as George Bailey who finds himself in a financial pickle on Christmas eve. So desperate is the man that he considers jumping off a bridge. Just then, his guardian angel intervenes. While the film received mixed reviews back in the day, it has since become a Christmas classic with its sticky-sweet message of hope, love and understanding.
Drama: Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas)
This international co-production, based on real events, follows life in the trenches on Christmas eve 1914, where German, French and British soldiers laid their arms to rest in order to celebrate the holiday together. A real tear-jerker with a great international cast.
Musical: White Christmas
Bing Crosby's dulcet tones make this classic festive film a right treat. The story sees two Second World War vets travel to perform at their former commander's inn. Along the way they romance two ladies and sing memorable holiday tunes.
While Will Ferrell's humour is not everyone's cup of tea, the story of Buddy, the human elf having to find his routes in the real world makes the list as one of the top Christmas comedies and one of Ferrell's finest comedy creations.
Rom-Com: Love Actually
Still one of the best holiday romantic comedies, as it celebrates its eight year anniversary in 2011. Hugh Grant's Prime Minister, Bill Nighy's dilapidated rocker and Liam Neeson as the best step dad ever, are bound to get you into the holiday spirit, if you don't mind Keira Knightley's ongoing pouting.
Action: Die Hard
What does the Bruce Willis gun toting franchise have to do with Christmas? Connoisseurs will remember that the film is set on Christmas eve as John McLane sets out to reunite with his wife when all hell breaks loose. It was even voted the best Christmas movie in a 2010 Empire magazine poll.
While Gremlins is a mix of horror and comedy, fuzzy little Gizmo was a Christmas present for Billy who has to fight the plague of little monsters. Remember the three rules? No bright lights, keeping them dry and no eating after midnight. Staying away from Christmas lights, drink and food after midnight is harder than it sounds over the holidays, even when you're not a gremlin.
Children's: The Muppets Christmas Carol
Follow Kermit and Co as they re-tell Dickens' classic story with a furry twist. Michael Caine's grim Ebenezer Scrooge finds Christmas in his heart through the magic of song and dance. Highlights include Statler and Waldorf as the Marley brothers and Tiny Tim...who did not die!