Bumper List Of Christmas Films

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I love curling up under a blanket with a hot chocolate and watching Christmas films. I thought I'd do a bumper list of Christmas films. Some which are oldies, some new ones and even ones you  can find on either Netflix or Amazon Prime. This way you have a list of films you can binge watch this festive season.



  1. Home Alone 
  2. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 
  3. The Santa Clause
  4. The Polar Express 
  5. How The Grinch Stole Christmas 
  6. The Grinch (2018)
  7. Love Actually 
  8. The Holiday
  9. Miracle on 34th Street 
  10. A Christmas Carol
  11. Elf
  12. The Nightmare Before Christmas 
  13. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation 
  14. Christmas with the kranks
  15. Jingle all the way
  16. Mickey's A Christmas carol
  17. Deck the halls
  18. Jack Frost
  19. A Charlie Brown Christmas 
  20. Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas 
  21. The Santa Clause 2
  22. Arthur Christmas 
  23. The Christmas Chronicles 
  24. The Muppets Christmas Carol
  25. Bad Santa
  26. The Man who invented Christmas 
  27. Klaus
  28. A Christmas Prince
  29. A Christmas Prince 2 : A Royal wedding 
  30. A Christmas Prince 3: The Royal Bsby
  31. A Bad Moms Christmas 
  32. Nativity
  33. Nativity 2
  34. Nativity 3
  35. Nativity 4
  36.  Crown for Christmas 
  37. Home for Christmas 
  38. The Christmas Lodge
  39. Scrooge
  40. A royal winter
  41. The Knight Before Christmas 
  42. Christmas Inheritance 
  43. Holiday Rush
  44. The Holiday Calandar
  45. The Christmas Trap
  46. Get Santa 
  47. Angel Of Christmas 
  48. 48 Christmas Wishes 
  49. Angela's Christmas 
  50. The Littlest Reindeer 
  51. Holiday in the wild
  52. A Cinderella  story: Christmas wish

BookTour

Book Tour| A portrait of death

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Ad – review. I was sent a copy of this book for review purposes and all thoughts are my own]

Today I am excited to be part of the book tour for A Portrait Of Death by Rhen Garland.

Rhen Garland lives in Somerset, England with her music writing, folk-singing husband, approximately 4000 books, an equal number of ancient movies, and a large collection of passive-aggressive Tomtes.

She enjoys the countryside, peace, and Prosecco, and the works of Ngaio Marsh, Glady Mitchell, John Dickson Carr/Carter Dickson, Agatha Christie and Terry Pratchett.




In the quiet English village of Marmis Parva, a weekend house party is organised by a society hostess and all the top names are invited.

But this is no ordinary party.

Two men are savagely murdered during the course of the first evening and a young man, presumed dead, returns home after two years imprisonment in South Africa bringing with him proof of treason.

Detective Chief Inspector Elliott Caine’s long-awaited holiday in the Lake District is cancelled as he is brought in to investigate the peculiar nature of the murders. More bodies are discovered and Elliott has to manoeuvre between high society, Government protocols, and the heinous nature of the crimes if he and his old friend Detective Sergeant Abernathy Thorne, are to catch the sadistic killer, and the traitor lurking amongst them.

When Caine’s past comes back to haunt him, will his judgement be too clouded to focus on solving the crime?

Will the Boer spy’s identity be uncovered before they can flee?





Potential Trigger Warnings: There’s an attempted sexual assault. There is also threat, and fear, but none of the killings go into excruciating detail.

I loved this murder mystery and was full on gripped from the start right til the end. I'm excited for the other books in the series to be released. 

A Portrait Of Death is a murder mystery set in the Victorian era. There are lots of plot twists and Rhen has such beautifully descriptive passages within this book she is certainly a writer to watch out for as this was an amazing written debut novel.

You can purchase A Portrait Of Death over on Amazon.

Christmas

An Elf For Christmas

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Ad – Review. I was sent the elf reward kit, book and advent letter for review purposes and all thoughts are my own

Everyone should know by now that Christmas is my favourite time of year. As a family we have quite a few traditions and this year we now have An elf for Christmas.

The tradition is a fun way to encourage good behaviour in the lead up to the big day. Your elf stays with you throughout December leaving when your child is in bed asleep to Santa to report good behaviour. But watch out, elves are cheeky creatures and in the night can cause a lot of funny mischief.


The Elf for Christmas Magical Reward Kit contains everything you need for this tradition. The elf you receive is excellent quality and you can get both boy or girl variants. We recieved a boy who we've named Pip and he wears such sweet green cord dungarees.  As well as the elf the set contains all you need to encourage good behaviour and is suitable for up to two children, although you can purchase refill kits which are suitable for larger families or anyone wanting a full pack.

As well as the elf the kit contains:
  • An Arrival Letter from Santa
  • Mini Elf Report Cards
  • 2 x Letter to Santa Templates
  • 2 x Official Nice List Certificates
  • Christmas Reward Chart & a Sheet of Elf Stickers
  • Beware of the Elf Sign & Santa Please Stop Here Sign 
  • Departure Letter
  • A Thank You Postcard

The elf's first adventures book is such a sweet story filled with beautiful illustrations that are both colourful and engaging. Starring an elf for Christmas who goes on a quest to find a family who will give him a loving home. 


Last of all we received these sweet 24 advent letter set. It's the 3rd edition set new for 2019 which are written by your little elf pen friend Pip Mcjingles. They are a perfect addition for the countdown to Christmas! They arrive in sweet little numbered envelopes, these enchanting notes will let children in on the secret fun, magic and mayhem that goes on at Santa's workshop throughout December.


I think An elf for Christmas is a magical way of bringing fun and adventure to the Christmas countdown. 

If  you have been thinking about having an elf join you for Christmas then check out An elf for Christmas. They even have extras on their website such as colouring pages you can print off and they have a facebook page sharing ideas of what your cheeky elf can get up to.