Christmas pop-up cinema in London

Yes, ‘Elf’ is awesome, but Will Ferrell screaming ‘Santa’ isn’t the only festive film highlight in our round-up of pop-up Christmas screenings
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Nothing says Christmas like your favourite festive films like ‘Elf’, ‘Love Actually’ and ‘Die Hard’. And while it may be cold outside and the weather may leave something to be desired, there's nothing better than seeing these films on the big screen. Thankfully, summer isn't the only season that knows how to do a quirky film pop-up. So when you've had it with the Christmas markets and ice-skating in London, head down to one of these pop-up Christmas screenings for a winter warming movie and a huge goblet of mulled wine. 

RECOMMENDED: For more festive fun read our full guide to Christmas in London

Christmas movie screenings in London

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Neighbourhood Cinema’s Frozen Island

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Neighbourhood Cinema has revealed a magical winter wonderland in the middle of the West End. Frozen Island is a shipwrecked world surrounded by frosted palm trees, icicles and giant snow globes. You and your pals can cosy up around the shimmering lake and enjoy a Christmas film, frozen cocktail from the ice bar, popcorn and festive sliders – all included in the ticket price.  

Tripicana Beach Club, Covent Garden. £30. 16-27 December

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The 50 best Christmas movies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – but is it the most wonderful time at the movies? Christmas films have something of a shaky reputation, conjuring up images of apple-cheeked brats, poorly animated reindeer and Bing Crosby in a dodgy cardigan. But the best Christmas movies have so much more to offer: in our list you’ll find psycho Santas, machine-gun terrorists and home-invading thieves – plus, of course, all the cockle-warming sentiment, feel-good frolics and classic Christmas movies for kids we demand for our festive viewing. 

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