ASFF’s Favourite Festive Films

With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than with a seasonal film marathon! We’ve put together a list of our favourite Christmas classics to keep you warm until the day itself. Enjoy with a mince pie or two, liberal serving of coco and a roaring fire.

The Snowman
With a soundtrack that has become synonymous with Christmas, The Snowman is the beautiful adaption of Raymond Briggs 1978 picture book. Magically transporting audiences into a fantasy festive wonderland, this film defies Scrooge himself not to be enchanted.

A Wonderful Life
Frank Capra’s seasonal classic has been spreading Christmas cheer for almost 70 years, and continues to be a festive favourite across generations. Following downcast bank manager George Bailey’s journey from suicidal despair to festive joy, the intervention of a guardian angel lifts everyone’s spirits both on and off screen.

Home Alone
A Christmas family staple, Home Alone evokes festive feelings in even the biggest of kids. Macaulay Culkin’s wonderfully mischievous Kevin McCallister is one of the best loved characters in cinematic history and continues to delight audiences old and new every year.

White Christmas
White Christmas, starring the legendary Bin Crosby alongside Danny Kane, Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney, continues to be a Christmas tradition of many. Following the romantic entanglement of two performing sisters and a pair of World War Two veterans, this film promises to transport you back to the golden age of classic musical cinema.

The Nightmare Before Christmas
For those in search of something a little different, Tim Burton’s animation The Nightmare Before Christmas offers the perfect antidote to tinsel and too much turkey. Bored with his Halloween routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington makes his first foray into Christmas with disastrous consequences.

1. Image taken from The Snowman, Raymond Briggs (Penguin) 1978