Christmas is a great time to bring together everyone, to wrap up warm, open a big tin of sweets and enjoy a cracking film. Whether you like modern comedies or classic weepies, we’re got something for you.
Muppet’s Christmas Carol [BoB]
“It’s just so jolly! Love the songs… love Gonzo and Kermit, generally… it gets me in the spirit!”
Christmas with the Kranks [BoB]
“It highlights commercialism and the work involved, but shows the true meaning of community and sharing at the end. We are better and stronger together”.
A Christmas Story [BoB]
“This 1983 holiday classic about a working class family in the American Midwest struggling through Christmas in the 1940s has become an institution in the canon of American films.”
“A happy/cosy time with my children”.
“It’s too sad really but pretty cold”.
Home Alone [BoB]
“It’s a classic, ’nuff said”.
The Family Stone [BoB]
“Very relatable when you have to visit your OH’s relatives at Christmas”.
Anything 80 or 90s with a shopping scene at Bloomingdales or Saks
Nightmare before Christmas [BoB]
“I went to see it in the cinema when I was little and loved the songs”.
Meet Me In St Louis [DVD]
“It’s a sweet, happy film, with memorable characters and the famous song ‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas'”.
The Wizard of Oz [BoB]
“What’s not to like?”
A Chrismas Carol [BoB], Oliver [BoB], Mary Poppins, Get Santa, The Santa Clause
“Juz love em!”
Trading Places [DVD]
“It is set at Christmastime but does not focus purely on Christmas, and it is very entertaining but has a serious message that is very relevant to our current times.”
It’s a Wonderful Life [DVD]
“Makes me cry”
“Makes me scared”. Chosen twice.
Disney’s Christmas Carol
“It was always on during Xmas, it reminds me of my childhood!”
Love Actually [BoB]
Samantha loves this film. She “has a detailed list of reasons why”. Another member of staff loves the scene with sneaky love rat Alan Rickman buying some jewelry in a high end shop up west, “best scene in a Christmas mover ever – handsdown”.
This year (2017) the Northampton Square Library will be open 27th – 29th December 10 am – 6 PM for self-service and reference only use. Check Library Services website for more information on library opening times.
Have we missed anything? What’s your favourite festive film?