The Best Christmas Movies for a Wintry Night in this Festive Season

The festive season is looming and that involves copious amounts of Christmas eatables and numerous wintry movies. We’ve assembled a selection of some of the greatest festive movies to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Arthouse Hotel is the ultimate spot to bring friends together for the complete cinematic experience. So, why not immerse yourself in and explore Liverpool’s most unique hotel.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

It’s a Wonderful Life is an undisputable staple of Christmas movie viewing. Frank Capra’s depiction of a suicidal building banker (George Bailey) and his Scrooge-like awakening has nestled its way into movie folklore as a festive classic.

This greyscale, festive fairytale follows Bailey on Christmas Eve 1945. In the movie the protagonist is visited by Clarence Odbody, a celestial messenger who shows the downtrodden banker exactly what he has to live for.

Drawing upon Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (1843), the otherworldly Odbody prompts a phrase that is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas movie spirit: “Merry Christmas, movie house!”

Home Alone (1990)


Guaranteed to get you in the Christmas vein with its festive soundtrack and slapstick shenanigans, Home Alone is a Christmassy masterpiece. Macaulay Culkin’s portrayal of the loveable, albeit hyperreactive Kevin McCallister, is both legendary and heartwarming.

That said, the shovel smacked Joe Pesci and the tarantula covered Daniel Stern would almost certainly disagree.

Not only is this Christmas classic ideal for those wintry nights, but it is also certain to amuse the Ebenezer in every family.

A Christmas Carol (1938)

A Christmas Carol is Christmas in a nutshell. Written by Charles Dickens in 1843, this festive monograph arguably invented the celebration we recognise today. Nevertheless, Joseph Mankiewicz’s adaptation is iconic. Despite its greyscale depiction of Ebenezer Scrooge and his supernatural companions, this cinematic pioneer captures the essence of Christmas.

That said, Michael Caine’s A Muppets Christmas Carol (1992) is Mankiewicz’s greatest competitor as any festive movie is enhanced by musical cabbages and skating penguins.

Love Actually (2003)

Richard Curtis’ Christmas-themed romantic comedy is a modern classic. This star-spangled, multi-narrative movie is both corny and joyous in equal measure, perfect for Christmas Eve viewing.

Love Actually is a must-watch for your festive film catalogue. Starring the prime ministerial Hugh Grant, alongside a plethora of lovestruck characters, this festive staple is here to stay this Christmas.

Elf (2003)

Will Ferrell is a bubbleheaded orphan nurtured by Santa Clause and his assembly of elves in the North pole who travels to New York City to locate his biological father. This nonsensical, clownish Christmas comedy – which was released seven days before Love Actually – is both sidesplitting and, unusually tearjerking.

Prepare for numerous quotable catchphrases as the loveable Elf (Ferrell) bounces about the New York cityscape draped in khaki clad and pointy headgear.

Jon Favreau and David Berenbaum’s Elf is unmissable festive viewing for the entire family this Christmas.

Arthouse Hotel

Arthouse reception

At Arthouse Hotel, we have a multitude of amazing offers for celebrating Christmas in Liverpool. Bring your family together for a comfortable stay in Liverpool this festive season.

Take advantage of our excellent facilities and movie-inspired rooms over the Christmas period.

So, come and join us! We’d love to hear from you today to organize a magical stay at Arthouse. You can contact us on 0151 601 8801.

 

Christmas Nights Out on Seel Street

It’s the time of year we’ve all been waiting for, Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time for Christmas nights out, festive feels and getting merry.

If you’re planning a yuletide getaway in Liverpool or just going all out for Christmas nights out, take a look at some of the most festive things to do around the Arthouse Hotel this Christmas season.

Christmas Parties at Mulholland Bar & Restaurant

Enjoy a Christmas night out with a difference this year at Mulholland Singing Waiter Diner. The UK’s first singing waiter diner is the place to be to get you in the festive spirit this December.

Mulholland serves a wide range of diner treats, from indulgent million-dollar milkshakes to cocktails, pizza and hot dogs with a musical themed twist.

Look forward to hearing your favourite musical hits performed in style as our talented waiters serve you and sing at the same time! What better way to celebrate the festive season with your co-workers, friends or family?

Christmas Nights out at Alma de Cuba

There’s no place in Liverpool quite like Alma de Cuba and the festive season is no different. There’s still time for Christmas nights out, so get in touch and get one of the best booths in Liverpool. Pick up to eight of your favourite friends and party into the early hours in an intimate setting.

Or have Christmas dinner with a Cuban twist, the Christmas menu features a delightful choice of Christmas dishes and Latin American delicacies. You can also head to Alma for Christmassy tunes and seasonal sparkle as the DJ and Samba dancers transport you to a whole new world. With stylish cocktails and carnival flair, it’ll be one of your Christmas nights out that you won’t forget in a hurry.

With the former church transformed into a winter wonderland, there’s no other bar and restaurant quite like Alma de Cuba at Christmas!

Festive Bars Along Seel Street

Kazimier Gardens

There’s one thing for sure on Seel Street and that’s that there is no shortage of places to enjoy a festive tipple. The people of Liverpool have well and truly got into the festive spirit, with grottos and seasonal sparkle at every turn.

If you can tear yourself away from Mulholland and Alma de Cuba, Kazimier Gardens is the perfect place to cosy up with a mulled wine. The outdoor venue is twinkly at the best of times but Christmas seems even more magical, wrap up warm to enjoy all the delights the bar has to offer!

If you want to work for your festive rewards this year, try and find Miracle on Seel Street. The secret Liverpool bar is tucked away above Salt Dog Slims and is a Christmas grotto like you’ve never seen before. The adults-only venue will treat drinkers to Eggnog, mulled wine and festive cocktails as well as Christmas themed bar bites.

Stay at Arthouse Hotel on Your Christmas Nights Out

There’s no denying that Christmas is a time for plenty of drinks and good times, don’t spoil your night by having to leave early to get the last train home to try and fight for a taxi.

Go all out this year and book to stay in one of Arthouse Hotel’s amazing movie-themed hotel rooms or the brand new Skyline Suites which offer the very best views of Liverpool city centre.

Choose your favourite musical, favourite Hitchcock horror or indulge in the most decadent hotel suites in Liverpool and make sure the party on Seel Street doesn’t end too soon.

Call us today or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to book your last minute Christmas hotel room now!