15 of the best winter family films

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
A classic winter adventure based on the book by C.S. Lewis, where the four Pevensie children find themselves in the spectacular land of Narnia after walking through a wardrobe.

The Snowman (1982)

This timeless film, originally written and illustrated by Raymond Briggs, has continued to capture the hearts and imaginations of the British public since its release in 1982.

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Great Expectations (1946)
This dramatic romance is loved by many for its wonderful atmosphere, which aptly conveys the spirit of the original Dickens’ novel.

Home Alone (1990)
A Christmas comedy that never fails to gather the family together, it has become traditional annual viewing for some households.

Little Women (1994)

A wonderfully warming tale, adored for its gorgeous setting and the touching bonds between sisters and mother in times of hardship.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
All together now…
Adults and children can share equal enjoyment in this fantastically imaginative and original film.

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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
An incredibly moving film about a man who contemplates ending his life before he is visited by an angel that tries to convince him of his value in the world.

James Bond: Living Daylights (1987)
Any James Bond film is a brilliant warmer at this time of year, so you can take your pick. We like Living Daylights for its glorious snow scenes.

Mary Poppins (1964)
Every family should have sat down to watch this at some point in their lives, and there is no better time to snuggle together and have a sing-a-long than the winter holidays.

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

This is a must for mystery lovers at winter. The Orient Express provides one of Agatha Christie’s most riveting and unexpected detective stories of all time.

March of the Penguins (2005)
This inspiring production follows a colony of Emperor penguins as they make their winter journey across Antarctic ice deserts to their traditional breeding ground.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

A superb classic that has been treasured from generation to generation. Poor Dorothy gets whisked away from her home in a tornado and she finds herself in the magical land of Oz.

My Fair Lady (1964)
Audrey Hepburn stars in this comedy musical, where she plays a flower girl who is caught up in a phonetics teacher’s wager than he can make her presentable in high society.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
As well as the book, Roald Dahl also wrote the screenplay for the film, which has become a much-loved favourite for many families.

Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Wallace has an unexpected adventure when he provides room for a penguin lodger in this quintessentially British Aardman animation.

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