As Noddy Holder is so keen on loudly informing us, “it’s Christmas!” Not to mention all the holidays of various other denominations that land around this time of year. While all of us have our own ways of marking the season, certain traditions tend to endure: getting together with family, exchanging gifts, stuffing your face, and watching at least of few of your old festive favourite films.
Hand in hand with this, chances are you may even wind up singing along to some beloved seasonal songs – and a great many of these can be found in the movies. There’s really no better way for a film (or, in some instances, one specific sequence) to establish that it’s set at Christmas than with the judicious application of some well-placed tinsel and a fun, festive tune.
Here are twelve of the most memorable, toe-tapping Christmas songs from the movies. Some of them were established perennial favourites already; some were composed specifically for the film in which they first appeared. But all are guaranteed to raise your holiday spirits.
Although if the songs alone don’t help, we’d recommend a little eggnog and/or some more cheese.