With all the financial problems that come with the festive season, it can be hard to remember the joys of the holidays so if you need that comfort and joy, check out these films to get you in the Christmas spirit. Everyone has their favourite festive film but these 7 top my list, and I’m sure they’ll soon find their way to yours too! Here are my picks for the best films to get you in the Christmas spirit.
1. The Nightmare before Christmas
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Topping my list of films to get you in the Christmas spirit without a doubt is this Tim Burton classic. This musical tale gives a very non-traditional view of Christmas but hidden behind the creepy creatures and the spooky soundtrack is a strong sense of Christmas joy. The fantastical tale focuses on Jack Skellington (the Pumpkin King) who is the "Master of Fright" in Halloween Town. Despite his celebrity status, he grows weary of frightening people and is sure that there is so much more to the afterlife. His search, along with his trusted dog, Zero, leads him to stumble upon Christmas Town and a load of chaos. This is a charming tale with catchy music, and despite the unusual characters, there is a strong message of love, forgiveness and bringing joy to others. Well worth a watch!