With decorations up and festive songs blasting everywhere we go, it is fair to say Christmas 2018 is in full swing. During this wonderful time, there are hundreds of Christmas classics gracing our screens and it can be hard to make sure you watch them all.

That’s why at ScS we have asked our employees what their favourite TV shows and movies are to watch over Christmas. With a lot of dubious choices vetoed (I will forever refuse to accept Die Hard as a Christmas movie), it seems as though throughout ScS our favourite Christmas TV shows and movies vary massively.

The most popular movie, and one of my all-time Christmas favourites, is elf. The joy this wonderful charismatic man brings to our screen is second to none. Will Ferrell is a statement of comedy and this piece of genius will always be Christmas must.

For a Christmas TV series, the Vicar of Dibley Christmas special topped our list. Everyone loves a Christmas dinner, but four may be pushing it! I’m usually struggling to make room for dessert number one! But there’s something brilliant about watching the pain Geraldine goes through forcing the dinners down and perhaps it makes us feel less guilty about our over indulgences throughout the day!

Other Christmas classics making the list include:

Home alone series
Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special
Polar Express
The Holiday
The Royal Family Christmas Special
The Grinch
The Santa Claus
Love Actually
Deck the Halls
Miracle on 34thStreet
Christmas with the Kranks

Although there are already hundreds of Christmas movies and box sets available, every year there are some great new festive tv to keep an eye out for.

The new Christmas movie that is definitely worth a watch is the remake of a lot of people’s festive favourite, the Grinch. With a lot of sceptics out there to as whether it would as good as the original, they’d be right, but I think you’d still be pleasantly surprised with this heart-warming family friendly Christmas movie.

Michael McIntryre’s Big Christmas Show is on BBC one on Christmas Day and with live music and lots of laughs guaranteed, this looks like a show that’s not to be missed. Another show not to be missed is the new adaptation of Watership Down, which brings the very popular novel to life!

Let us know your thoughts on our Christmas lists and let us know your festive favourites in the comments!