#ThrowbackThursday: Buro 24/7 Singapore's favourite Christmas films

#ThrowbackThursday: Buro 24/7 Singapore's favourite Christmas films

Yes, it includes Home Alone

Text: Adibah Isa

Image: Getty Images

It's that time of the year again to Netflix and chill — for real, this time. After a boozy lunch and dinner, there's no better way to continue the festive spoils than with a rerun of your favourite Christmas film

Home Alone (1990)

"A cherubic Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) takes on two dim-witted, would-be burglars and triumphs. Home Alone is actually excessively violent — and the nod nod wink wink movie-in-a-movie Angels with Filthy Souls that Kevin watches unsupervised, probably gives him a lot of his borderline psychopathic ideas. Despite the unholy violence unleashed upon The Sticky Bandits, we still learn a heartwarming movie moral — that Christmas isn't Christmas without your nearest and dearest around." - Renée Batchelor, Beauty Editor

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

"This is Halloween, this is Halloween... Okay it's not, but who wouldn't love a dark dystopian Christmas à la Tim Burton? Nothing like a skeletal Santa, gambling-addict boogeyman and shrunken-head-filled presents to get you into the holiday cheer." - Indah Jayanti, Editorial Intern

Love Actually (2003)

That scene when Andrew Lincoln (you know, that guy in The Walking Dead) stands outside Keira Knightley's door and flashes cue cards, bravely bearing his soul — "To me, you are perfect" — and then, really pulling at the heart strings: "My wasted heart will love you." Tissues please.  - Norman Tan, Editor-in-chief

Elf (2003)

"I wish I had a more cooler, "deeper" favourite, but I have to admit: I really love Elf. While I'm not that big a fan of Will Ferrell, there are so many hilarious moments in this film. Of course, it isn't a Christmas film if there isn't any form of family feud: Ferrell's character Buddy travels to New York from the North Pole to meet his father, played by James Caan. Caan and Mary Steenburgen turned in endearing performances as Buddy's father and stepmother, as did the then-unknown Zooey Deschanel as his love interest. My favourite quote? "You sit on a throne of lies!" - Adibah Isa, Culture Editor

The Family Stone (2005)

"Let's be honest: The festive season is all about the family drama when everyone gets together that one time of the year. This film encapsulates all the antics that goes behind family dynamics and of course, meeting the potentially new family member for the first time — and making life as hard for him/her for a good laugh. I love how the cast represents the crazy, bitchy and uptight family member we know we all have in ours. I'll admit that I'm the troublemaker in the family played by Rachel McAdams." - Dora Aljoofri, Fashion Editor

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