By Bing Pilates, Nov 30 2016 01:52AM
Have you seen that funny YouTube video of Santa Claus on a Reformer doing Pilates? Now that we've accidently on very purpose got you thinking about Christmas, videos and Pilates, we might as well let you know some of our favourite Yuletide films...
1) Home Alone — some kids might actually enjoy the premise of Macaulay Culkin film: being left all alone in mahoosive house and devising ingenious ways to fend off a couple of feckless burglars. Okay, maybe not that last bit.
2) Nightmare Before Christmas — is it a Christmas film? Is it a Halloween film? Who cares? Tim Burton's tale of spindly Jack Skellington is still one of the best stop-motion animated films out there, over 20 years on.
3) The Snowman — not really a film in the filmly sense (it's only on for half an hour), but we defy anyone not to feel a bit miffed if they miss it when it's on TV. Which is, without fail, every Christmas.
4) Gremlins — warning: don't watch this film after midnight and don’t get wet. Hang on, we've clearly been watching it too much. If only they weren't so impish, they'd make great pets.
5) Santa Claus: The Movie — this film has something every kid wants every Christmas: lollies that make you fly. Though they don't quite explain how you're supposed to stop flying. Just ask John Lithgow in the film.
6) It's A Wonderful Life — yes, it is. Especially when your time-travelling guardian angel turn ups and makes everything alright for you. A black and white classic.
7) Elf — what's funnier than seeing a grown person prancing around the screen in an elf outfit? If that someone is Will Ferrell. Now that is very funny.
8) Muppet Christmas Carol — Dickens had to be in here somewhere. And the Muppets do it best.
9) Die Hard — it might not have Santa and elves and presents. But it does have a shoeless Bruce
Willis running over glass and bashing baddies. And it's got the late greatness that is Alan Rickman playing the most brilliant, stereotypical villain that you almost root for.
10) Bad Santa — Christmas might be for kids but this film sure ain't. Even Santa has his off-days. Or off-91 minutes at least.
Do you agree with us? Let us know if you think there are any other films more deserving to make the list...