16 November 2012

I could happily watch Christmas films all year round but unfortunately my housemates weren't big fans of this idea, so from now until Boxing Day I will be watching any and all Christmas films I can get my hands on!

In my opinion, there is only ever one option for an office party Christmas film though, it's universally loved, critically acclaimed, a cinematic classic that has inspired countless other films, it's Elf

Directed by Jon Favreau, and starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel who arguably both give career best performances, Elf is the perfect feel good film to get even the most hardened Scrooge into the Christmas spirit. Elf is the story of Buddy, who as a baby accidentally stowed away in Santa's Sleigh and was taken to the North Pole where he was raised as an Elf. Buddy grows up thinking he's one of Santa's elves until his adoptive father breaks the news, he isn't an elf and he's got to go back to New York and meet his real family.

Picked by Empire as the second best Christmas film ever, with a 85% Certified 'Fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the first watch of Elf each year always marks the 'official' start of Christmas and as Empire says 'You'd have to be a cotton-headed ninnymuggins not to love this one'! 

The Box at FACT is available to hire over the whole festive period for Christmas parties with a difference. You can have a screening of your favourite Christmas movie, show highlights of your year while you eat a special festive meal, or a traditional Christmas party. We can help you plan an office party tailored to your requirements and budget with prices starting from only £15 a head.

If you were to choose the perfect Christmas film for your colleagues, what would it be?