You may have noticed it's Christmas quite soon (SANTA!!!), so to get you in the spirit of all things festive here are the unforgettable movie characters with whom you're overdue a reunion.
Scrooge – The Muppet Christmas Carol
Michael Caine as the humbug miser, and the Muppets being... well, the Muppets. What more do you need? Caine's genuinely convincing air of Dickensian misery helps lend an authentic sense of emotion and gravitas to this, one of the greatest Muppets movies of all, and one that sticks pleasingly close to its source.
George Bailey – It's a Wonderful Life
If you're looking for possibly the most empathetic movie character of all time, look no further than Jimmy Stewart's decent, loving but sorely afflicted businessman in Frank Capra's enduring classic. As a decent man beaten down by life before finally being redeemed by love of friends and family, Stewart effortlessly brings tears to the eyes.
Hans Gruber – Die Hard
Oh, Alan. This year began on a profoundly tragic note as we bid goodbye to one of our greatest actors. We therefore feel it's only right to immortalise his most iconic character in this list, the suave, Christmas party-crashing terrorist who goes head to head with cop John McClane (Bruce Willis). Action villains, and indeed Christmas movies, were never the same once Gruber walked into frame for the first time.
Frank Cross – Scrooged
It's perhaps not the best adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol but it's got Bill Murray in it – so what's not to like? The actor's performance is actually a lot better than we remember, embittered and hilariously cynical as we expect, but concealing genuinely melancholy depths that increase with every viewing.
Buddy – Elf
The role that transformed Will Ferrell into a fully-fledged movie superstar, his human-raised-as-an-elf brings a delightfully goofy sense of silliness to a movie that expertly blends cynicism with a dose of earnest Christmas magic.
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