It’s FINALLY that time of year again, the trees are up, the Baileys is flowing, the film classics are back on our screens, and if you’re lucky enough to be a Star Wars fan, you’ll even be treated with yet another blockbuster to add to the famous saga. Every December we’re treated to a backdrop of old-school classics and modern day favourites, all of which seem to be doused in some kind of metaphorical elixir of life.
We’ve been discussing in the office our festive favourites and have collectively agreed that without including some of the films from our list below, you might as well take a trip up Mount Crumpit and take up residency with The Grinch, whom of which we’d like to add at the top of our list…
WonderGirl Christmas film list (although not necessarily our favourites, they somehow appear on our screens every year!)
- The Grinch
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- Home Alone
- Star Wars (all of them)
- Love Actually
- African Queen
- Gone with the Wind
- National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
- Die Hard
- Sound of Music
- Deck the Halls
- Jingle All the Way
- The Holiday
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Polar Express (however creepy it may be)
- Bad Santa
- White Christmas
- Every single Harry Potter film (watched consecutively, of course.)
- Miracle on 34th Street
- The Santa Clause
- Any Disney film ever
- Oh, and course, who’s not watched James Bond?!
As mentioned, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a film we’re all particularly excited to add to our Christmas binge collection for the next couple of decades. In celebration of the stratospheric blockbuster, we’re bringing you some of our favourite snippets of trivia to hopefully educate and entertain all fellow Star Wars fans.
1. On the final release poster, all characters are placed to subtly form the pattern of Darth Vader’s mask.
It’s well known that Star Wars is firmly embedded in the fabrics of modern day pop culture, and has subsequently become a huge brand in itself, in fact, Jediism is now practiced by some as a religion. In a not so distant past, films could exist on their own and cash-in solely from the money generated at the box office, but long gone are those days. Nowadays, merchandise and memorabilia are part and parcel of being a true fan, and since the release of A New Hope, Star Wars has been making many people, a lot of money. Did you know you could buy a limited edition Star Wars coffee machine? Or for a humble $28,500, invest in a Death Star watch?
The cult following that Star Wars has created for itself means there will always be a demand for your own piece of Star Wars, and it’s certainly no coincidence that the premiere for The Last Jedi has been launched just a month before Christmas!
Nevertheless, we’re excited to see the film, and for the star on top of the Christmas tree, The WonderGirls have undergone a dramatic intergalactic transformation, some of us even turning our elegance to the dark side, we present to you our #12daysofStarWars…
Merry Christmas everyone, and may the force be with you for the New Year!
*All snippets of trivia were taken from the official IMDB Star Wars pages
Written by Meg