If you could take a handful of moments from the movies to create your ideal Christmas, what would they be?
These are mine:
Best Christmas Shopping trip: Serendipity
Serendipity is showing on Christmas Eve on BBC1 at 1.05am
Best Office Party: A Christmas Carol (Patrick Stewart version)
The Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge back to his younger days as an apprentice when his boss Mr Fezziwig would host an annual festive knees-up for his employees and friends.
A Christmas Carol is showing on Christmas Eve on Five at 7.05pm
Best Christmas Tree Decorating Moment: Unlikely Angel
Best Snow Scene: Edward Scissorhands
Edward does some amazing things with those handy hands, and this is one of them.
Edward Scissorhands is showing on Wednesday 23rd December on Sky Christmas at 2.20pm
Best Christmas School Concert: Love Actually
It’s usually screeching violins, tone deaf renditions of Away in a Manger and kids with tea towels on their heads, but this one has a nativity play featuring a host of colourful sea creatures, a great kiddie performance of Mariah Carey’s best song ever and a surprise appearance by the Prime Minister…
Love Actually is showing tonight, 19th December, on ITV1 at 9pm, and on ITV2 on Christmas Day
Best example of Christmas community spirit: It’s a Wonderful Life
The final scene in this Christmas classic sees friends and family rallying round James Stewart‘s George Bailey in a wonderful display of human kindness. A close contender for the best movie in this category is Mr Scrooge’s visit to the future in the 1970s musical, Scrooge.
Best Christmas Day Gathering: About a Boy
It takes them a while to get there but they all find the perfect Christmas combination by the end.
About a Boy is showing tomorrow, 20th December, on ITV2 at 6.55pm
Best Party Ice Breaker: Bridget Jones’s Diary
Everyone needs a bad Christmas jumper to break the tension at awkward festive social occasions.