Celebrity favourite Christmas movies
Discover what the tinsel town crew will be watching this festive season, as celebrities reveal their all-time favourite Christmas flicks
'White Christmas... because of my aunt, Rosemary Clooney. She sang those wonderful Irving Berlin songs with Bing Crosby. It's a loose remake of Holiday Inn. My aunt sang Count Your Blessings and Sisters - the latter with Vera-Ellen.'
'Meet Me in St. Louis because my father (Vincent Minnelli) directed it and my mother (Judy Garland) sang the incomparable Ralph Blaine-Hugh Martin song: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.'
'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation because it reminds me of when I rented an people carrier and my wife and I packed up our two sons and our dog and went on a camping trip. It was great, but had its moments.'
'It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. Every year, I watch it, sometimes four or five times. It's my favourite film of all time. When it gets to the part where the guy goes, 'George Bailey...he's my brother.' I tear up. It gets to me every single time.'
'The Grinch, not only because I played him but because it shows how Christmas tends to bring out the worst in people as well as the best. If you dig deep enough, everyone has a reason to be miserable at Christmas. I remember my father used to tie sleigh bells under our beds on Christmas Eve and totally freak us out. I was terrorised.'
'Black Christmas...it's one of those B-movies made during the 70s, a silent night/deadly night slasher that's very funny. Olivia Hussey's in it with Margot Kidder, Keir Dullea, John Saxon and Andrea Martin.'
'How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the animated cartoon, narrated by Boris Karloff. I have this thing for Dr. Seuss. I just love him, especially around the holidays. He perks up the spirit.'
'Santa Claus Conquers the Martians...why not?'
'A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim because he's the quintessential Scrooge to me, a real curmudgeon. I think it's one of the best Christmas holiday films ever made.'
'The Nightmare Before Christmas is not everyone's favourite, I realise, but it's mine.'