The Forte Family’s Favourite Festive Films

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When it comes to Christmas, every family has time-old traditions and rituals they love to follow. Similarly, there are those certain films to which we gravitate in December. Below, Charles, Lydia, Irene and Olga share the films that hold a special place in their hearts during the festive season.

Olga Polizzi

“Somehow or another every year we always watch A Christmas Carol. I like the old version!  In terms of music - I am all for classics, I love Handel and it is always nice to have some jolly Christmas songs for the children and when guests arrive at the house. It immediately puts you into a festive spirit!”

Lydia Forte

“Pretty Woman! Just such a feel good film, completely out of date and could never be made today but so comforting to watch. And Julia Roberts carries it with her beauty and brilliant acting. Great soundtrack too.”

Irene Forte

“Although this isn't a particularly festive movie, it's a movie I love to watch when I have a bit of time on my hands (which ends up only really being at Christmas): Breakfast at Tiffany's. I just fall in love with Audrey Hepburn’s character every time. She's incredibly charismatic and effortlessly chic. It makes you want to go back in time and have her as a friend.”

Charles Forte

“Well I’m not really a huge fan of Christmas-themed films. Seeing as my nephew is just about old enough to enjoy the Disney and Pixar classics I would say: Aristocats, Robin Hood, the Jungle Book, Up, Ratatouille, Toy Story. They remind me of my childhood and they are generally brilliant films. I also enjoy classic comedies that everyone is happy to watch; Dodgeball, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Stepbrothers. I've watched these films more times than I can remember. And, of course… the Boxing Day football!”


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