#1. Ben Hur (1959)
This 1959 epic William Wyler masterpiece to win the distinction of 11 Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globes and 1 BAFTA in the year of its initial release. This story seemingly transports you into fabled Jerusalem where man and God meet for the first time in the year of our lord. Charlton Heston portrays the pivotal role of Judah Ben Hur, with Stephen Boyd playing the antihero Messala. This movie has everything from the epic screenplays which became a sensation for generations and has been emulated for years in many forms. This is one of the treats you simply cannot forego this Christmas.
#2. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
This Ron Howard family movie starring Jim Carrey has given a lot of us a hearty laugh over the
years. It is based on the children’s book by Dr. Seuss which is still a prized bedtime story of many toddlers even now. It takes us all back to the magical lands of naughty and nice, and melts our hearts in the end. Jim Carrey plays the role of the antihero The Grinch, whereas a child Taylor Momsen steals our hearts with her innocence and belief in her portrayal of the protagonist Cindy Lou Who. This is one children’s classic which the whole family can enjoy.
#3. The Polar Express (2004)
This Robert Zemeckis feature starring Tom Hanks and Chris Coppola takes us on a whirlwind ride over the snowy cliffs and picturesque forests straight to the North Pole to meet every boy’s dream Santa Claus. It touches upon all our hidden abilities which we do not realize are there as well as our shortcomings. This movie shall regale you sometimes as well as bring a tear to your eye.
#4. Deck The Halls (2006)
This movie stars Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito who portray two neighbours who get competitive over decorating their houses with Christmas lights and eventually starts a full blown war with hilarious consequences. They stop at nothing to edge the other. However the Christmas message is very endearing and brings a smile to our face in the end.
#5. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
This star studded movie starring the voices of Chris Pine, Alex Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law as the antihero Pitch, is a treat for the wintry weather. This story takes us on a ride through urban streets and places where two brothers separated by life and death unite to bring back the Christmas spirit in the holiday season and also defeat the ultimate villain and night-mare. This is bound to bring the Christmas cheer to your homes.
#6. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
This is the ultimate biopic on the life of Jesus Christ. This movie starring Jim Caviezel and Monica Bellucci is a critically acclaimed feature directed and produced by Mel Gibson. This takes us throught the final hours of the life of Christ as we know it from the scriptures. The drama, the emotion, the legacy, is sure to bring you a new dimension in the way you view our lord. This is undoubtedly the best movie on this list.
Hope this festive season brings joy, happiness and prosperity to you and your family. If you like what you see, let us know in the comments section. If you think we should add some to our list, also let us know.