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5 Must-See Christmas Classics

During the end of year holidays, some jet off to Hawaii and others surf Netflix - either way, it's the perfect time to unwind. Here, 5 Christmas Classics you need to see.

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5 Must-See Christmas Classics

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

1. JACK FROST (1998)

Jack Frost (a talented Michael Keaton) lives most of his life on the road as a singer, spending little time with his wife Gabby (Kelly Preston) and son Charlie (Joseph Cross). He's made many false promises and constantly disappoints his son, and when he dies in a car accident - he's miraculously given a second chance to be the father he should've been. The catch? He's returned as a snowman.

Memorable Quote: "You know, sometimes it's good having a big butt."


2. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)

If you've seen the 1994 remake, then you need to see the original. Starring Maureen O'Hara and John Payne, this comedy from director George Seaton tells the story of a special old man (Edmund Gwenn), a department store Santa, who affirms he is in fact, the real Santa Claus. Declared insane, lawyer Fred Gailey (Payne) chooses to represent him and as the case progresses, the people innately discover the real spirit of Christmas.

Memorable Quote: "Susan, I speak French, but that doesn't make me Joan of Arc."


3. A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009)

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, this Disney remake proved utterly spectacular as a marvellous movie animation fans of the all-time classic had never seen before. Set in London during the Victorian era, Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) is a grumpy, uncompassionate old man who hates Christmas. But Scrooge is about to experience the ultimate awakening as three ghosts storm through his door on Christmas Eve.

Memorable Quote: "There's more gravy about you than grave."

4. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944)

Remember that iconic scene with Judy Garland singing 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'? Well, this is that movie. Based in St. Louis in 1903, the eloquent Smith family, who have four daughters, are preparing for the St. Louis World Fair amid finding out their father's been offered a job in New York - and now, they'll need to leave the place they love. Vincente Minnelli's musical Meet Me in St. Louis is not only one of the best Christmas flicks, but is undoubtedly, one of the greatest movies of all time.

Memorable Quote: "You know, suits are like men. They like to step out every once in a while with a pretty dress."


5. THE SANTA CLAUSE (1994)

When Scott Calvin (an unforgettable Tim Allen) accidentally makes Santa slip off the roof on the eve of Christmas, he finds a card in his pocket that tells him to put on the suit and take his place. Calvin, a divorcee with six-year-old son Charlie (Eric Lloyd), fast transitions into a role he never imagined as the Santa Clause, and moves to the North Pole. John Pasquin's The Santa Clause is another great Disney classic, which shows a storyline just as magical and imaginative as its overall, wonderful visuals.

Memorable Quote: "Seeing isn't believing. Believing is seeing."


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Merry Christmas!

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