Christmas Crackers

Festive film favourites to take you through the holiday season.


A selection of Christmas-themed cinematic treats, ranging from the obvious (Scrooge) to others less regularly recognised as traditional Yuletide fare (Carol).

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Drama2015119 minsDirector: Todd Haynes

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara illuminate Todd Haynes’ intoxicating adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s beloved novel.

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Comfort and JoyComfort and Joy

Comedy1984104 minsDirector: Bill Forsyth

Director Bill Forsyth followed the enormously successful Local Hero with this bittersweet comedy about a radio DJ who becomes embroiled in a turf war between rival ice cream vendors.

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Fantasy195187 minsDirector: Brian Desmond Hurst

Alastair Sim’s best known performance, as Dickens’ notorious curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Dead of NightDead of Night

Anthology194599 minsDirector: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer

A group of guests assembled at a country house swap uncanny and supernatural stories in this classic Ealing chiller from 1945.

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Drama20118 minsDirector: Douglas Hart

Our parents always told us 'never talk to strangers'. But, surely, we all have to phone home sometimes? Award-winning short film starring Peter Mullan.

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Comedy201315 minsDirector: J. van Tulleken

Tim Key stars stars as a surly and self-centred Santa in this pitch-black Christmas comedy.

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Great Expectations Great Expectations

Period drama1947118 minsDirector: David Lean

The first of David Lean’s two Dickens adaptations is one of the finest British literary interpretations and one of the most acclaimed of all British films.

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Comedy1984106 minsDirector: Joe Dante

One Christmas, Billy and his cute friend Gizmo try to save themselves and their whole town when diabolical creatures take over.

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