The Christmas tree is in the living room, and the family is all gathered about, there is nothing better on a Christmas night than a great Christmas movie. Choose from timeless classics such as "It's A Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" to animated treats "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "The Snowman" and contemporary favourites "A Christmas Story" and "The Santa Clause". The films in this collection are designed to fill you with the spirit of christmas, peace, love, goodwill to all men, but mostly make you feel Christmassy.... Pictured: Jimmy Stewart surrounded by loved ones in 'It's A Wonderful Life'.

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Director: Frank Capra
Starring: Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Donna Reed

Classic bittersweet comedy/drama that is the quintessential Frank Capra film. James Stewart is a banker living in the typical American small town of B... Read more

Home Alone (1990)

Director: Chris Columbus
Starring: Catherine O'Hara, Daniel Stern, Joe Pesci, John Heard, Macaulay Culkin

Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) embarks on a hilarious... Read more

Blackadder's A Christmas Carol (1988)

Director: Richard Boden
Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Robbie Coltrane, Hugh Laurie, Miranda Richardson

Take a laugh-filled look at Christmas through the centuries past and into the future with the Blackadder families in this spoof of the Charles Dickins... Read more

Joyeux Noel (2005)

Director: Christian Carion
Starring: Diane Kruger, Benno Furmann, Guillaume Canet, Daniel Bruhl, Gary Lewis

This Oscar-nominated film tells the true story of troops whose lives were changed on Christmas Eve of 1914 as they put down their weapons and celebrat... Read more

Planes, Trains And Automobiles (1987)

Director: John Hughes
Starring: Steve Martin, Laila Robins, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

Steve Martin is an uptight ad exec trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving with his family. His flight from New York is detoured to Wichita and... Read more

Die Hard (1988)

Director: John McTiernan
Starring: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Alan Rickman

Terrorists seize an L.A. skyscraper and hold everyone inside prisoner...except for New York cop Bruce Willis, whose estranged wife is among the hostag... Read more

The League of Gentlemen: Christmas Special (1999)

Director: Steve Bendelack
Starring: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

It's Christmas Eve in Royston Vasey and the Reverend Bernice receives an unexpected guest. Charlie Hull is haunted by a 'cheese-dream' in which wife S... Read more

Meet Me in St Louis (1944)

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Tom Drake

Judy Garland is the classic American teenager in love, in song, in one of the brightest hours of her career. 'Meet Me in St Louis' is a charming turn-... Read more

Bad Santa (2003)

Director: Terry Zwigoff
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, Tony Cox, John Ritter, Brett Kell...

Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton like you've never seen him before) is the department store Santa who doesn't give a f*** if you've been naughty o... Read more

The Vicar of Dibley: The Specials (2005)

Director: Martin Dennis
Starring: Dawn French, Gary Waldhorn, John Bluthal, Emma Chambers, James Fleet, Roger Lloy...

Dawn French heads the top 'quirky yokel' ensemble of this long-running series, in the safe comedy hands of writer Richard Curtis ('Four Weddings and a... Read more