Christmas is such a busy time of year and in my eyes there's no better way to relax than with flying snowmen or talking lions. That moment when you're curled up on the sofa under a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate in your hand and the opening credits of your favourite Christmas film begins is one of the cosiest moments of the year.
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is the perfect film for when you're in need of some magical escapism. I love Tilda Swinton as the Snow Queen. She makes the character so fascinating and it's easy to see how Edmund becomes so enchanted with her! But then I suppose anyone who can magically produce a hot chocolate and Turkish Delight before my eyes would!
My all time favourite Christmas film, however, is The Snowman. I love it so much and have done since I was little. I was mortified when I could no longer watch my original VHS copy, but thankfully managed to find it easily and cheaply on DVD a few years ago. The Snowman really is storytelling at it's best. I like to watch it on cold mornings while eating a big bowl of porridge - a la Goldilocks!
No other Christmas films have won my heart as much as these two...except maybe Elf of course!
What's your favourite Christmas film?
P.S. I may have gone a little overboard with the Chistmas themed posts this month but I've been getting more and more excited each day that I just couldn't resist!
Thursday, 20 December 2012