The Ultimate Lovin Dubai Christmas Movie List

Complete with trailers to make you feel festive and nostalgic all at the same time

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Grab your loved ones, don some cosy jammies, have a stack of mince pies at hand and settle yourself in for the long haul on your sofa. It's Christmas, which means it's also movie time and we've rounded up some of the festive classics. Here's the best of the best to get you in the spirit of things...

Miracle On 34th Street

This 1994 remake of the 1947 Christmas classic is a must watch this week, whether or not you've seen it before. Six-year-old Susan Walker is more than dubious when it comes to Christmas but when Kris Kringle, a kind old man who claims to be Santa, is threatened with institutionalisation (for his claims) she makes it her mission to prove he is the real Santa and restore the festive spirit to the city of New York. Legendary actor Richard Attenborough alongside 'Matilda' and 'The Practices' Bobby Donnell will bring tears to your eyes with their magical performance in this must see film.

Home Alone

Macaulay Culkin inspired a whole generation with his awesome performance in this legendary film. Eight-year-old Kevin Macalister accidentally gets left behind at home, while his family go on a trip to Paris. What starts out as every kids dream, turns in to every parent's nightmare when their house gets targeted by two con men. Kevin must protect the family home by any means necessary...all on his lonesome.

Love Actually

The Christmas movie with the perfect blend of Kleenex moments and lets-dance-around-in-our-underwear-like-nobody-is-watching moments. Telling the story of nine interconnected relationships in the lead up to Christmas, this decade-old, celeb-filled blockbuster is the perfect feel-good movie and happens to have one of the best soundtracks going...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Jim Carrey transforms in to the terrifying character The Grinch, in this adaption of the much loved children's tale – where The Grinch decides to ruin Christmas for the unassuming, innocent and happy people of Whoville.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Don't think we need to give a summary of this blockbuster...

Elf

Will Ferrell plays his usual humorous self in this heartwarming flick about a baby that accidentally ends up in the North Pole and is raised by Santa's elves. Buddy (Ferrell) doesn't quite fit in amongst his elven family and decides to go to New York in search of his real father.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington, the Pumkin King, of Halloweenstown gets bored with the annual, monotonous routine of scaring people. When he accidentally discovers the merry and festive town of Christmastown he decides to kidnap Santa and take his place.

The Santa Claus

Tim Allen aka Scott Calvin inadvertently becomes the new Santa Claus after his predecessor accidentally falls off a roof and dies on Christmas Eve. He has less than a year to come to terms with his new role or risk ruining Christmas for all...

The Muppets Christmas Carol

Gonzo, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Sam the eagle all join Kermit the frog in the telling of this classic Dickens Christmas story.Old man, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirits of Christmas past, present and future and they attempt to tell him about the error of his selfish ways. 

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

The Griswolds family's big expectations and plans for Christmas go haywire as the huge family gathering they'd planned...doesn't exactly go to plan.

These ones people are on the fence about...

Ok so some of these movies don't technically fall under the 'Christmas' category but we still think they'll make for a good watch on Christmas Day.

Die Hard

Nothing beats a bit of Bruce Willis in action over the Christmas season especially when that action takes place on Christmas Eve. John Mclane (Willis) is visiting his ex-wife and two daughters at a holiday party on Christmas Eve. Things take off when a group of terrorists decide to join the festivities and John must come to the rescue of the hostages. The sequels are also a must for Christmas viewing.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Don't think you need a summary for these ones either...

National Velvet

A young Elizabeth Taylor takes on the role of Velvet Brown, a 12-year-old with a passion for horses. When she unexpectedly becomes the owner of an unruly horse named Piebald she takes on the task of training him for the Grand National. 

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