Our Team’s Favourite Christmas Movies – And The 5 Best Cinema Rooms To Watch Them In!

 

16th December 2022

Whether you gravitate back to your old favourites every year, or if you like to tick a new movie off the watchlist each Christmas, cosy-ing up in front of nostalgic festive flicks with loved ones is an integral part of any good Christmas!

We asked some of our team members what their all-time favourites were, and we have pulled together a list of stunning cinema rooms that you can watch them in (in properties which are still available for this Christmas!) Read on to discover our top festive films, that we think you’ll love too…

 

Family Favourites

Sylwia – Financial Accountant – Home Alone, 1990.

Who can resist this American Christmas comedy? Macaulay Culkin simultaneously had us all wishing our parents would leave us at home one Christmas, and pulled at our heartstrings. As we watched him wage war against two New York crooks and protect his family home with an array of ingenious booby traps, we all wanted to be Kevin McCallister’s best friend. Merry Christmas, you filthy animals!

Monika – Head of Operations – Tři Oříšky Pro Popelku, 1973

A classic Czechoslovak version of Cinderella known in English as ‘Three Wishes for Cinderella’ – this fairytale movie is widely loved throughout Europe. The story involves much of the same themes as Disney’s 1950 version, except in this tale she is granted three wishes in the form of hazelnuts gifted to her by a servant. You’ll find an evil stepmother, a handsome prince, and of course, a happy ending in this charming movie for all the family.

Ingrid – Accounts Controller –  The Snowman, 1982.

An animated masterpiece featuring the mesmerising and timeless song ‘Walking in the Air’ (later famously covered by Aled Jones) – this enchanting film will never get old. The story follows a snowman who comes to life and takes a little boy on a magical journey to the North Pole. The story captured children’s imaginations across the world, and the tragic ending had us all in tears when the boy awakens to find his friend melted. If your children haven’t seen this movie, add it to your watch list for this Christmas immediately!

Duncan – CEO – Klaus, 2019.

This heartwarming, hand-drawn comedy will engage older audiences and younger viewers alike. This movie centres around the unlikely friendship between a failed postman, a local teacher and a reclusive toymaker, Klaus, in a narrative all about the importance of kindness that will resonate with all ages. Slightly dark in places, and with stunning visuals throughout – this is the perfect family film to curl up in front of together.

 

Where to watch them…

 

 

Chalet Maria Schnee‘s cosy TV room come playroom is an ideal place to entertain the kids for a few hours – pop a Christmas movie on and let them nod off before carrying them down the corridor to the cute triple bedroom.

 

 

Calima‘s cinema room is ideal for big-screen viewing. Watch an animated movie here and be wowed by the fantastic visuals and sound system. With plenty of space for all the family, and the plush velvet sofas giving you the full cinema experience – you’ll want to watch a different film each night!

 

Adjacent to the main living area and dividable by the sliding door, Skyfall Penthouse‘s TV room is a perfect spot to curl up in with a classic on the screen. The children can get absorbed in a Christmas film in here while the adults enjoy delicious festive dinners, or everyone can hunker down together whilst the snow falls outside.

For the adults

Sarah – Marketing Director – Love Actually, 2003.

Richard Curtis’ cult classic follows the intertwining love stories of eight couples in the lead-up to Christmas. Featuring a healthy dose of early 2000’s British charm and nostalgia, Hugh Grant’s unforgettable Downing Street dance, as well as that totally iconic doorstep scene – this is a heartwarming and firm Christmas favourite!

Keedy – Sales Assistant – It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946.

This beautiful and touching black & white film centres around protagonist George Bailey on Christmas Eve, who feels his life is worthless – until the under-achieving angel, Clarence, proves him wrong. Loosely based on Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, George is shown through an alternative timeline how, without him, his community would be worse off. Dubbed as ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant’ by the National Film Registry, this is a poignant Christmas tale that’ll warm the heart of even the biggest scrooge. A must-watch.

 

Where to watch them…

 

Dim the spotlights in Sirocco‘s sophisticated TV room and sink into the soft sofas with a timeless Christmas movie on the screen. The ideal spot to put your feet up with a glass of champagne after dinner.

Chalet La Loze cinema room

 

Decorated in grown-up shades and sensitive lighting, as well as the latest audio-visual equipment, the cinema-style love seat in Chalet La Loze beckons you to snuggle up with a loved one and enjoy a festive film!

Enquire about any of these stunning properties if you’d like to spend Christmas here, or see our full Christmas availability. Happy watching!

 

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