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25 Films You’re Officially Allowed To Watch Now It’s October

While there are a few things about winter that are painfully unavoidable; the dreaded winter cold that lasts from November right through to February, the longer nights and scraping frost off your car in the morning, there is something that can help you through the cold seasons – films!

Apparently it’s socially unacceptable to watch most of these during any other time of the year, so rejoice in the fact that now’s your moment. Find yourself a bed, a blanket, a hot water bottle, something (or someone) to snuggle and go right ahead and indulge.

1. Halloween, 1978

Starting with the obvious. Sometimes there’s nothing like a good horror to get you pumped for Halloween.

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2. The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993 

Diverse in that you can watch it for Halloween or for Christmas. Or for both. Both is good.

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3. Hocus Pocus, 1993

A Halloween classic that can’t be missed.

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4. Casper, 1995

Because who said friendly ghosts were any less Halloween-y than the regular kind?

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5. Gremlins
, 1984

A festive Halloween/Christmas cross-breed.

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6. Corpse Bride, 2005

Tim Burton knows how to make a gothic children’s film, and Corpse Bride is right up there with Nightmare Before Christmas.

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7. ParaNorman, 2012

A cute, stop-motion zombie kid’s film that’s really quite funny.

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8. The Worst Witch, 1986 

Mainly just worth watching for the Tim Curry musical number that will haunt you for the rest of your life – in a creepy, WTF have I just watched kind of way.

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9. E.T., 1982

E.T. is one of those films that just has to be seen at this time of year.

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10. Scary Movie, 2000

This original parody film is pretty much the only one of its kind worth watching. Set during Halloween, the film parodies movies like Scream, The Sixth Sense, The Blair Witch Project, and I Know What You Did Last Summer and is, if you have a slightly twisted sense of humour, genuinely quite funny.

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11. Beetlejuice, 1988

Tim Burton strikes again. Side note: this one makes a great, easy Halloween costume if you’re dressing up this year.

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12. Meet Me In St. Louis, 1944

For the musically inclined, Meet Me In St. Louis is a film that’s always on television around Christmas time.

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13. Miracle on 34th Street, 1994

Sadder this year after the passing of Richard Attenborough, but such a wonderful film. There’s a childish part of you that genuinely believes in Santa Claus again for a little while after watching this.

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14. Elf, 2003 

The kid in you just has to watch this film every year. Will Farrell at his absolute funniest.

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15. Love, Actually, 2003

Not quite sure what it is that makes this film so perfect, but it just is. The ensemble cast is a who’s who of British talent, the film has so many iconic, hilarious lines in it that you’ll be able to quote the entire film and still find it funny every single time.

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16. The Polar Express, 2004

The animation on this film was pretty groundbreaking at the time. It’s a little less impressive now that technology has come even further, but the film remains just as heartfelt as ever and is definitely worth a watch.

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17. Frozen, 2013

I get the feeling people have been watching this on repeat since it came out last year anyway (Let It Go is still in the charts), but if you wanted another excuse to watch it, this is your chance. And then go ahead and annoy the heck out of your flatmates by knocking on their bedroom doors, wailing “do you wanna build a snowmann?” and running away.

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18. The Snowman, 1982

It’s only 20 minutes long, so you can fit it somewhere between cramming for an exam and writing a 3,000 word essay. Fair warning, though: bring tissues.

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19. Bad Santa, 2003

For those who want a less conventional and absolutely not family-oriented rendition of Christmas, Bad Santa is the film to go for.

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20. Home Alone, 1990

It is actually against the law to not watch this every year, so there’s your excuse when your tutor asks why your assignment is in late. Keep the change, you filthy animal!

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21. How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 2000

No list is complete without some Dr. Seuss and Jim Carrey, am I right?

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22. A Christmas Carol – any of them.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has been made into hundreds of different film versions, so this is a pick-your-own-adventure recommendation. It’s compulsory to watch a version, but which one you go for is entirely up to you.

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23. Arthur Christmas, 2011

A film probably a lot of graduates can relate to – it’s about the struggles of living up to your family’s and your own expectations and not giving up when all seems hopeless. At least, that’s the deeper meaning you can read from what is actually a warm, lighthearted children’s Christmas film.

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24. The Holiday, 2006

If cheesy rom-com is more your style then now’s the time to watch The Holiday.

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25. It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946

The classic Christmas film that everybody loves.

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