Our Top 10 Christmas Film & TV Specials – Great to watch and great to give as gifts

We’ve been selling DVDs and Blu-rays at Christmas for a lot of years now and, this is our list of the favourite films for Christmas.

Buy White Christmas (1954) for only £5.59
1. It had to be our number 1 because, as any regular reader will know, only musicals make it to number one on our blog, and what better musical for a Christmas Movie list.

Billed as “The most fabulous Music and Mirth show in Motion Picture History”! How could you not want to watch a movie like that?

Top 10 Christmas Films

Buy It's A Wonderful Life - (Black & White and Colourised Versions)
2. This movie is just about good enough to be on the Top 10 movies of all time list, never mind restricting it to Christmas. There’s more whopping and hollering and hugging than you can ever need in this ultimate movie classic.

If only this had a few musical numbers in it!

Top 10 Christmas Films

Buy Miracle On 34th Street (1995) for only £4.79
A single mother juggles her career as Director Of Events at Cole’s Department Store and her home life with daughter, Susan. Their lives are changed dramatically when an elderly gentleman is hired as Santa for the festive period.

Top 10 Christmas Films

Buy The Muppet Christmas Carol (Special Edition) for only £5.19
Michael Caine appears as Ebenezer Scrooge in this riotous musical adaptation of the Dickens tale alongside Kermit, Miss Piggy and all the popular Muppet characters.

Top 10 Christmas Films

Buy Blackadders Christmas Carol for only £4.19
A Victorian Blackadder tale of ‘The Christmas Carol’ with all the usual horrid people including: Baldrick, Queen Victoria, Nursie, Princes Regent and of course Blackadder.

Top 10 Christmas Films

Buy Christmas Story
A long long time ago in the frozen North Pole the greatest legend of them all was born. Little Nicholas is an orphan who is looked after by a different family every Christmas. To repay their kindness Nicholas spends his days carving wooden toys which he secretly leaves on their doorstep every Christmas Eve.

Top 10 Christmas Films

Buy Morecambe And Wise - Complete Christmas Specials for only £10.99
Morecambe and Wise are one of the most popular and enduring double acts from the golden age of television. With viewing figures constantly in the millions, their Christmas specials became a national institution.

The Morecambe & Wise Show end-of-year Christmas specials became such an institution during the 1970s that few British families would dream of missing them

Top 10 Christmas Films

Buy National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1987) for only £3.79
Clark Griswold, a sincere family man, is determined to stay at home and provide a warm, fun-filled Christmas for his family. But life has a way of throwing wet logs on his fire.

Top 10 Christmas Films

Buy The Nightmare Before Christmas [Blu-ray] [1993] for only £7.79
Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated feature finds Pumpkin King Jack Skellington thinking the grass is greener over in Santa Claus’s holiday. He marshals all his goblins and ghouls to take over Christmas, but alas–poor Jack belongs to Halloween.

Top 10 Christmas Films
Buy Disney's A Christmas Carol (3D Blu-Ray + 2D Blu-Ray + Digital Copy)
Top 10 Christmas Films

Buy How The Grinch Stole Christmas
A cartoon about a creature who intends to wipe out Christmas… Mr Grinch is a grumpy creature who lives in a cave near the town of Who-ville. He plans to disrupt the festive season by stealing all of the presents…

Top 10 Christmas Films

Buy Peppa Pig - Peppas Christmas for only £4.19
Seasonal compilation featuring the continued adventures of the loveable Peppa Pig. Episodes include ‘Pirate Island’, ‘Cuckoo Clock’, ‘Pretend Friend’, ‘The Long Grass’, ‘The Dentist’, ‘Zoe Zebra The Postman’s Daughter’, ‘Nature Trail’, Pen Pal’, ‘School Bus Trip’ and ‘Granny and Grandpa’s Attic’.

Top 10 Christmas Films

Buy A Christmas Story (1983) for only £3.99
A little boy in 1950s America desperately wants an air-rifle for Christmas, but everyone seems dead against it in this nostaligic story. In his quest for the BB gun, Ralphie undergoes many trials

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Straight from the hit movie’s big finish! Get a firm grasp on stunts like “The Claw” or get carried away on ‘The Conveyer Belt” stunt challenge. These Action Links™ sets create a chain reaction of fun with jumping, spinning, flipping, and climbing action.

  • Set up and conquer five different stunts
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  • Three Toy Story 3 Buddy figures included
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Battery Required: No | Batteries Included: No

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The Money in the Bank™ Ladder Match rocks the WWE® world every year! Recreate these no-holds-barred annual events with your own Raw® ring, and see who earns the right to fight for a WWE® title – any time, any place!

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  • Briefcase holds the guaranteed title match contract
  • 20″ retractable TitanTron™ screen

Battery Required: Yes | Batteries Included: Yes

Battery Quantity: 2 | Battery Type: AA Alkaline | Battery Included Quantity: 2

Non Replaceable: No

Assembly Required: No

Age Grade: 6 & up

Super Scribblenauts Promotional Items Giveaway

Super Scribblenauts Promotional Toys to be won at base.comWe have 30 Super Scribblenauts Promotional Items to give away. These toys are promotional items only and are not available to buy so they will be great collectors items, and, they are super cute too.

Super Scribblenauts is the latest version of the game for the Nintendo DS where you write down what you want to happen or what you want to create and it appears. You do this to solve puzzles and to progress thorough the game. Saving a cat from a house roof can be as varied as using a mouse to scare him down or grabbing a ride on a magic carpet to reach the top.

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Super Scribblenauts Promotional Toys to be won at base.comMaxwell, with his Rooster Hat, is the main character in the game. He is our hero and we have to help him solve the constant barrage of puzzles that he faces.

Use the stylus and touch screen to help Maxwell acquire the “Starite,” the prize earned from solving the puzzle in even more robust challenges and redesigned levels

Super Scribblenauts Promotional Toys to be won at base.comThe game is all about vocabulary and invention. If you want a big, red, polka dot, flying elephant then if you write it down, that is what the game will give you.

Adjectives can change the colour, size, elements, behaviours and many other aspects of the object they are describing. Multiple adjectives can be combined together to produce incredibly creative objects, allowing the player’s imagination to run wild for a truly unique and individualistic experience.

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