10 best Christmas films for estate agents
07 December, 2011 | Web design
With buyers and sellers full of Christmas spirit and mostly not the Holy type, rather than the buying or selling property type... And as most of our estate agents clients are busily roasting chestnuts on an open fire rather than buying an amazing new website, we thought we’d bring some cheer to the festivities with our selection of the 10 best Christmas films for the estate agent.
In reverse order -
10). White Christmas (1954) - I just know all you estate agents are dreaming of a....
The classic Christmas film and track in one - a true legend of a film, stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera- Ellen as two sisters who become romantically involved with ex WW11 heros, now a successful song and dance team.
9). The Great Story Ever Told (1965) - it’s about Jesus for God sake.
Come on I know you agents love a good story and it is about Jesus after all... Directed by George Stevens and starring Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire and Charlton Heston.
8). Scrooge (1951) - Another absolute classic for all you Scrooge’s out there...
You have to love Alastair Sim in this original Dickens classic - A old bitter miser (sound like someone you know?) is given a chance of redemption... Only after being scared witless by the ghost of Christmas Eve. I know loads of Estate agents that could do with a dose of this... Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Alistair Sim, Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison.
7). Die Hard (1988) - 12 Vendors, 1 Estate Agent, The odds are against the Agent… That’s just the way you like it.
You can’t go a whole Christmas with see John McClane shoot several 100 bad guys and come out smiling. Directed by John Mc Tiernan and starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia.
6). How the Grinch stole Christmas - still can’t see how little Richie Cunningham turned into Ron Howard (Director)...
Great remake of the classic cartoon, and it wouldn’t be Christmas without Jim Carey – I do have some clients that look similar.
5). Bad Santa (2003) - My personal favourite, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a drunk at the Staff party dressed as Santa being over familiar with the secretary.
You’ve got to love a Christmas film where the cast is a drunk Santa, a midget and fat kid. Directed by Terry Zwigoff and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac and Lauren Graham
4). Miracle on 34th Street (1947) – Christmas doesn’t get better than this and let’s face it, it will be a miracle if any property gets sold in December.
A great and classic Christmas film, When wonderful elderly gentlemen who claims to be Santa is committed as being insane, a young lawyer takes on the case for the defence by arguing that he is the real thing… thank God it wasn’t a Friday as he’d no doubt be on the golf course… Directed and written by George Seaton starring Maureen O’Hara, Edmund Gween, John Payne and a young Natalie Wood.
3). Home Alone (1990) - A film I never get bored of watching and always cringe when Marv stand on the nail…
When 8 years old Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind when his family fly off to Paris for Christmas (can’t blame him if I’m honest) has to defend his home against bungling burglars Harry and Marv, hilarious. Directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macauley Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern
2). The Nightmare before Christmas (1993) - Well I’m sure Estate agents don’t need reminding that it is a nightmare before Christmas but this is a nightmare definitely worth a watch.
Animated fantasy, when Jack Skellington (King of Halloween) discovers Christmas town, he doesn’t quite get the idea… Directed by Henry Selik and stars Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon and Catherine O’Hara
1). It’s a wonderful life (1946) - Hard to argue that it’s not a wonderful life…
The humbling and emotional journey of George Bailey (Jimmy Stuart) that has a chance to see a life which has not had his influence, a true classic, heart warming and brilliant Christmas film. Directed by Frank Capra and stars the fantastic James Stuart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore.
By Luke Stanley