X'mas special: 5 animated movies you should watch this Christmas

Updated: Dec 25, 2017, 13:59
  • 'Penguins of Madagascar' (2014)
    Unearth the secrets of these hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organisation, The North Wind. Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it. This animated action comedy adventure film is a spin-off of the 'Madagascar' film series, and takes place right after the events of 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted'
  • 'The Polar Express' (2004)
    'The Polar Express' illustrates the classic Christmas spirit with spectacular animation. Follow the young boy's journey to the North Pole to find out what is friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas
  • 'Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town' (1970)
    With terrific set designs and the best musical numbers of any of the old Rankin-Bass animated specials, it really holds up well even to this day. The story of how Santa Claus came to be, it's a must-see if you've got little kids in the household. The musical number for 'Put One Foot In front Of the Other' is outstanding and makes a fascinating watch
  • 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' (1993)
    Brilliant and striking to behold, and with a soundtrack so great you can listen to it any time of the year for entertainment, this is a classic Christmas film that everybody should see. The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world". When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colours and warm spirits, he gets a new lease of life -- he plans to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role
  • 'Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year' (2002)
    Ring in the season with Winnie the Pooh in a holiday adventure. The story evolves with an opening segment in which Pooh Bear hides a present he has for Piglet. Then our friends gather together and tell Roo about last Christmas. Later, they recall a New Year in which Rabbit wanted to move away because he was irritated with Pooh's honey-eating, Tigger's bouncing, Piglet's being afraid and Eeyore's gloominess. So they all made resolutions to change and swapped personalities. A must watch for all our Winnie the Pooh fans
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Get animated this festive season! We bring you a list of 5 animated movies you should watch with your friends and family this Christmas