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Our #ChristmasMovieCountdown – Which One Is Your Favourite?

Posted by Amy Fawkes on December 22nd, 2017 in Anglia Ruskin, Online Degree.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our team’s #ChristmasMovieCountdown on our Facebook feed.

If you’ve been hiding underneath a massive snowball and missed it, check out our picks below.

We recommend you unwind for the festive season and give them a watch – and take a look at some of our favourite festive snacks to really put you in the holiday spirit.

  1. Home Alone

For certain viewers in our office, this 90s comedy classic brings back wonderful Christmas memories.

Our festive snack of choice: we recommend you tuck into some warm apple cider and popcorn — cosy and delicious.

  1. A Muppet’s Christmas Carol

It’s time to unwind with Michael Caine, Miss Piggy and the rest of the best puppet actors in Hollywood.

Our festive snack of choice: get your chops around some gourmet mince pies and delicious hot chocolate.

  1. Die Hard

A white vest-clad, action-packed John McClane battles the bad guys and saves his wife — what could be more Christmassy?

Our festive snack of choice: tuck into a Californian ice cream pie with ginger cookie crust — a slice of festive luxury.

  1. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Watch Chevy Chase slide around snowy rooftops in this anarchic US Christmas classic.

Our festive snack of choice: tuck into some baked marzipan-stuffed apples with egg nog — stick a bit of yum in your tum.

  1. Bad Santa

A filthy dose of festive fun is on offer when you see Bad Santa – but it’s definitely for adult eyes only!

Our festive snack of choice: sip a little mulled wine and get stuck into some figgy pudding as you giggle your way through this effort.

  1. Elf

This Will Ferrell classic follows a Christmas elf’s quest to New York. It’s become a complete classic, and we all love it in our office.

Our festive snack of choice: tuck into a gingerbread cookie man with a well-brewed cuppa — simple but superb.

  1. Krampus

This tongue-in-cheek Yuletide horror is based on European Santa Claus folklore — the perfect antidote to Christmas schmaltz.

Our festive food of choice:  a bucket of fried chicken followed by chocolate cake is a Japanese Christmas tradition — an appropriate culture fusion for this flick.

  1. Miracle on 34th Street

This Santa Claus classic is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a #PumpkinSpiceLatte, shut out the bad weather and cuddle up in comfort.

Our festive food of choice: convince yourself that Santa’s the real deal with some Scottish Clootie Dumpling washed down with a refreshing glass of Irn-Bru.

  1. Gremlins

Steven Spielberg’s popcorn blockbuster horror’s full of magical mayhem when a cloth-eared small-town US teen ignores wise warnings about feeding dangerous monsters after midnight.

Our festive food of choice: chicken Galantina’s a Christmas delicacy in the Philippines — and a chicken stuffed with delectable ground pork, sausage and eggs is the perfect match for enjoying Gizmo’s antics.

  1. Scrooged

Bill Murray’s brilliant performance in Scrooged should cure even the biggest festive-phobics.

Our festive food of choice: bag some banketstaaf — Dutch pastry logs stuffed with a sugary almond paste. Advocaat is the perfect accompaniment for these sweet treats.

  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This Jim Carrey showcase is guaranteed to make you smile.

So sit back, forget your Crimbo commitments and feel your heart grow three sizes.

Our festive food of choice: sip some Gluhwien with a stash of spiced German Stollen cakes as you chortle ‘til your heart’s content.

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life

This is the Christmas film to end all Christmas films — get ready to laugh, cry and you appreciate this special time of the year all the more.

Our festive food of choice:  go all out and tuck into some baked buffalo wings every time a bell rings. Wash them down with sparkling prosecco, then unbuckle your belt for a chocolate and salted caramel ice cream bombe.

Did you make it through our Christmas movie and meal combinations? Can you still fit into your pre-festive season wardrobe? Can you suggest even tastier foods and more terrific movies? Share your inspiration in the Christmas comments section.

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Amy Fawkes
Hello, my name is Amy and I blog about all things to do with Distance Learning for Anglia Ruskin University. I am based in the beautiful academic city of Cambridge in the UK and love exploring great ways to bring Higher Education to those who cannot study full-time on campus.
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