If you're looking for a movie to watch over Christmas I can recommend
A Room With A View
It's a Merchant Ivory adaptation of EM Forster's novel.
Everything about the movie is top-notch, story, acting, design, portrayals.
I watched it on DVD. The dvd had an extra which was an original BBC programme at the time of Forster's death.
This 'extra' was worth watching in its own right.
In some ways it was like a re-imagined programme, that was made 30 years after it happened, part Wes Anderson, part Alan Partridge.
Sorry, that is being unfair to the programme.
Aside from A Room With A View, I can recommend Die Hard/ Die Hard II for that Christmassy feel.
What are your Christmas time watching favourites.