When To Watch Your Favourite Christmas Movies

A guide to festive viewing this holiday season

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If you’re reading this, you probably quite like Christmas movies. You may even be the kind of person who has done all their Christmas shopping already and wears a reindeer jumper from November onwards. But either way, you have to struggle with a thorny question: when is it OK to watch (or admit to watching) the many Christmas movies out there? When should you programme in Elf, and what’s the right time for It’s A Wonderful Life? For your convenience, we’ve assembled a Christmas timetable below…

The Nightmare Before Christmas
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) **November** ![Brazil
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) ![Edward Scissorhands
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) ![Lethal Weapon
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) **Thanksgiving** ![Miracle On 34th Street
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) **Early Dec** ![Meet Me In St Louis
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) ![Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) ![Batman Returns
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) **Before Xmas Shopping** ![Scrooged
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) ![Bad Santa
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) **Putting Up Decorations** ![Christmas Vacation
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) ![Elf

Will Ferrell's dementedly good-natured starring turn will put whatever decorating you do to shame, but only a son of a nutcracker could possibly hold out against its Christmas spirit. **After The

Trading Places
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) **Mid Dec** ![While You Were Sleeping
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) **Late Dec** ![The Muppet Christmas Carol
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) **Xmas Eve** ![It's A Wonderful Life
](http://www.empireonline.com/images/point.gif) **Xmas Day** ![Die Hard

Because nothing says goodwill to men like slaying terrorists and swinging off buildings on a fire hose.

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