RR's Rankings : A Christmas Advent 2017 - How to celebrate the Christmas season through film - New and improved

A Christmas Film Advent 
How to celebrate the Christmas season with film  

We received a great request from faithful readers: "Could you compile a list for our family to watch a Christmas film each night leading up to the Christmas season? A Christmas Film Advent"

We had to update the list from last year because we found out a few films were not available (Come on Netflix, lift your game!) and we wanted to freshen up the countdown. The teams at Russelling Reviews and Reel Dialogue rose to the challenge and we think we have put together a great list of films that the include Christmas in their storylines. Some of the films grab the meaning of Christmas and one, in particular, says it all. This is the new and improved list. 

If you do not like some of the films, there is a supplemental list to make your own list. Hove some fun, mix it up a bit!

Catagories: Most of the films are family-friendly, but some may be meant for adults only. 

‘Mum & Dad films’ - MD - films that are intended for adult audiences only. Good for cuddling up together and enjoying some alone time. 

‘Great Memories' - GMThe mark for classic films from decades past that should not be forgotten. 

We did not include sequels, but you are welcome to watch all of the films that come after the original. 

There will be a reason for the order, primarily the film that is meant for Christmas Day. 

Enjoy and Merry Christmas. 

Here is the Christmas Film Advent 

25 December - The Nativity Story 
(The real story of Christmas)

24 December - It’s a Wonderful Life (GM)
23 December - Elf
22 December - The Santa Clause 
21 December - Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
20 December - The Muppet’s Christmas Carol 
19 December - Four Christmases (MD)
18 December - Holiday Inn (GM) 
17 December - Frosty the Snowman
16 December - Polar Express
15 December - A Christmas Carol (2009) 
14 December - The Man Who Invented Christmas  
13 December - Scrooged (MD)
12 December - White Christmas (GM)
11 December - Home Alone
10 December - The Holiday 
  9 December - Trading Places (MD) 
  8 December - Gremlins (MD)
  7 December - Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 
  6 December - A Charlie Brown Christmas
  5 December - Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (GM) 
  4 December - Die Hard (MD)
  3 December - The Shop Around the Corner (GM) 
  2 December - The Family Man (MD)
  1 December - A Christmas Story

Honourable Mentions: These films could replace any from the list that you like.
The Star, Arthur Christmas, Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas, The Little Drummer Boy, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation & While You Were Sleeping, Lethal Weapon, Batman Returns, Jingle All the Way 

The teams at Russelling Reviews and Reel Dialogue want to wish you all a wonderful Christmas season. 

Also, remember that the true meaning of Christmas can only be found in the celebration of the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. 

Enjoy your time with the family this Christmas

Do you have a film you would like to add? 
Go for it, send us your recommendations. 

Recommendations by Russell Matthews @ Russelling Reviews and Reel Dialogue