Saturday 24 December 2016

Top 5 Animations to Watch at Christmas

Christmas movies are a pretty big part of the festive season, and there’s nothing quite like snuggling under a duvet with your family and a plate of mince pies to watch your favourite Christmas film. If you’re stuck for what to watch this year, here are five wonderful animations that will get you into the Christmas spirit.

The Snowman:

Made all the way back in 1983, ‘The Snowman’, animated by Diane Jackson, proves that animations don’t have to be new to be magical. Rather than words it features the famous vocal piece ‘Walking In The Air’ by a young Aled Jones that all we know and love, and a heart-warming story to make you feel all fuzzy inside.

Check out The Snowman HERE

Arthur Christmas:

‘Arthur Christmas’ is another magical animation from Aardman that shows how Santa manages to deliver so many presents in so little time (great for those parents who really struggle with that question!). The storyline is clever and the humour abundant, and with entertainment for both children and adults alike it’ll amuse even the Scrooges amongst you.

Check out Arthur Christmas HERE

Rise of the Guardians:

For those of you that aren’t so much into the happy, sing-song side of Christmas, ‘Rise of The Guardians’ is sure to keep you entertained over the festive period. Threatened by Pitch Black, the four guardians of the children – Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and the Easter Bunny – enlist the help of Jack Frost to save the world from darkness. Santa’s even got tattoos in this one, so it’s pretty darn cool.

Check out Rise Of The Guardians HERE

The Polar Express:

Based on Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved book of the same name, ‘The Polar Express’ tells the story of the magical train ride to the North Pole that our young hero finds himself on one day. This is one of my favourites purely because of the beautiful animation that’s far more realistic that a lot of others, meaning you’ll be enchanted every time you watch it.

Check out Polar Express HERE

The Nightmare Before Christmas:

Now, I’m not sure whether ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ counts as a purely Christmas film as it’s also really a Hallowe’en film as well, but it’s so awesome that I’d recommend watching it on both holidays. Recognisably Tim Burton, the animation follows the wonderful Jack Skellington as he tries to introduce the concept of Christmas to the spooky Halloweentown.

Check out Nightmare Before Christmas HERE

Hannah Read

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