Reel Dialogue’s Christmas Film Advent

A Christmas Film Advent 

How to celebrate the Christmas season through film  

We received a great request from a faithful reader: “Could you compile a list for our family to watch a Christmas film each night leading up to the Christmas season? A Christmas Film Advent”

The teams at Russelling Reviews and Reel Dialogue would like to thank Audrey for the request.  We took her up on the challenge and think we have put together a great list of films the include Christmas in their storylines. Some of the films grab the meaning of Christmas and one in particular says it all. 

Catagories: Most of the films are family friendly, but some may be meant for adults only. 

‘Mum & Dad films’ – MD – films that are intended for adult audiences only. Good for cuddling up together and enjoying some alone time. 

‘Great Memories’ – GM – The mark for classic films from decades past that should not be forgotten. 

We did not include sequels, but you are welcome to watch all of the films that come after the original. 

There will be a reason for the order, primarily the film that is meant for Christmas Day. 

Enjoy and Merry Christmas. 

Here is the Christmas Film Advent 

25 December – The Nativity Story 

(The real story of Christmas)

24 December – It’s a Wonderful Life (GM)

23 December – Elf

22 December – The Santa Clause

21 December – Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer

20 December – The Muppet’s Christmas Carol

19 December – Four Christmases (MD)

18 December – Holiday Inn (GM) 

17 December – Jack Frost

16 December – Polar Express

15 December – A Christmas Carol (2009) 

14 December – Arthur Christmas 

13 December – Scrooged (MD)

12 December – White Christmas (GM)

11 December – Home Alone

10 December – The Holiday (MD) 

  9 December – A Bishop’s Wife (1947) (GM)

  8 December – Gremlins (MD)

  7 December – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 

  6 December – A Charlie Brown Christmas

  5 December – Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (GM) 

  4 December – Die Hard (MD)

  3 December – Prancer

  2 December – The Family Man (MD)

  1 December – A Christmas Story

Honourable Mentions: These films could replace any from the list that you like.

Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas, The Little Drummer Boy, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation & While You We’re Sleeping

The teams at Reel Dialogue want to wish you all a wonderful Christmas season. 

Also, remember that the true meaning of Christmas can only be found in the celebration of the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Enjoy your time with the family this Christmas

Do you have a film you would like to add? 

Go for it, send us your recommendations. 

Russell Matthews

Russell loves film and enjoys engaging in discussions about the latest cinema offerings and then connecting this with the Gospel. He has worked for City Bible Forum for over 10 years, is a reviewer for Insights Magazine and Entertainment Fuse and has a blog called Russelling Reviews. He moderates events for Reel Dialogue which connect the film industry with the general public.

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