Members of the HomeHero team pick Their favourite Christmas film
Merry Christmas ya filthy animals.
Which sounds better:
A) Spending Christmas Day deep in intellectual debate as you piece morsels of turkey into your mouth, before deciding you don’t want to overdo it and then opening up a book?
Or B) Eating and drinking a little, then eating and drinking a little more, then polishing off the whole spread and flopping like a well-fed fish onto the sofa ready to indulge in a Christmas film – or three?
Let’s, for argument’s sake, call B the clear winner.
Courtesy of streaming we are no longer at the mercy of a local channel’s programming agenda; we can now watch what we want, when we want it on Christmas Day. So the only tough decision is which film to watch, and in what order.
Here’s a little sofa inspiration from the team at HomeHero. Happy watching.
(Mooktakim Ahmed, CTO and Co-Founder)
“Lots of action, great one-liners. Great Christmas story. Funnily enough, it was not released at Christmas!”
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
(David Riley, Head of Product)
“This will be controversial in the Christmas film debate, but it’s better than the first one. It’s set in New York which instantly makes it more Christmassy. The booby traps are more extreme. And it has the brilliant Tim Curry playing a concierge. It’s the perfect HomeHero Christmas film.”
Miracle on 34th Street
(James Robinson, Lead Developer)
“Richard Attenborough plays Santa Claus. A little girl and her lawyer neighbor must convince the world and her mum that Santa is real. The girl is played by the same girl from Matilda.”
Jingle All The Way
(Samantha Duffy, Home Hero)
“Three reasons. One, its got Arnie in it. Who doesn’t want Arnie at Christmas time? Two, it’s so extra. The pain of last minute shopping is real. Three, it shows us family is more important than material things.”
(Arjan Stulen, Marketing Lead)
“A film about being different, imagination, helping others and finding love. The film features Audrey Tautou as Amélie, the music is by Yann Tiersen and the story is set in Paris. What’s not to like.”
Sister Act 2
(Nana Wereko-Brobby, Head of Communications)
“The first was good, the second was everything. Not really a Christmas film but something I watch every year anyway. A young Lauren Hill steals the show. It’s got the best bits of the first film — amazing gospel — with that foolproof high school movie format. Food for the soul.”
(James Francis, Full Stack Developer)
“Available on Netflix, starts off in a quite similar fashion to Hardcore Henry, action packed. Will give you the chance to think about how easy your life is in comparison to the protagonist’s, just as the Christmas stress is starting to get to you.”
Muppets Christmas Carol
(Sam Miles, Head of Home Services)
“One, it perfectly expresses the magical feeling of Christmas Eve and Christmas. Two, the incorporation of the legendary Muppets. Three, the Dickens story is a classic for a reason, and this is the loveliest Christmas Carol of the lot.”
(Kenny Alegbe, Co-Founder and CEO)
“It’s creative, a lovely story and the animation is magical for adults and kids! Christmas films are all about kids :-)”
(Jamie Thomas, Head of Business Development)
“Christopher Nolan and Leo Dicaprio! A psychological sci-fi action film about a thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.”
Blue Planet 2
(Folayinka Folarin-Coker, Operations Associate)
“The documentary sheds really important perspectives on why our oceans and seas are an integral part of our lives on Land and what will happen as we continue to take advantage of resources. David Attenborough is an absolute legend and the series itself is great for evening visuals when you wanna chill out too.”
Merry Christmas from HomeHero.
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