Do you like to laugh at Christmas? And I mean really-really laugh. Yes? Great. But how do you accomplish this chirpy task? Do you: (A) Walk to the local cemetery, naked, and wait for something funny to happen. (B) Stand on your head whilst urinating into an adjacent receptacle. (C) Try to find out where Jim Carey lives, and then explain to him that he should never work in a morgue. Or (D) Forget everything I've just said, and just read the following post.

Trust me. It's very good. And written by my mate, Emma.

Everyone likes a movie that’s funny at Christmas time. Fortunately, there are plenty of them around -- whether they’re one of the latest movies out at the cinema, or a classic that you've seen before, but still love.

These three family films are sure to keep you amused this festive season, and are a great way to spend an afternoon snuggled up on the sofa!

Home Alone -- in the film that made him famous, little Macaulay Culkin, aka Kevin McCalister, leads the show. He’s a little boy left behind by his family who go on a trip to Paris for Christmas. Initially, he’s excited, then fearful, but soon gets to grips with the fact that he has to defend his house from two wannabe burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). He fends them off with a series of cunning traps, which lead to farcical scenes as they become more and more injured. By 2009, Home Alone was the highest grossing comedy of all time.

The follow-up sequel, 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York', picks up on the same theme, although this time Kevin makes it onto the airplane -- except he ends up on a flight to New York while his family head to Florida as planned. And, of course, the same burglars end up meeting up with Kevin in New York, he foils their toy shop robbery and a chaotic, eye-wateringly painful selection of booby-traps and injuries ensue as Kevin is under siege in his uncle’s home.

'Elf' is another great Christmas comedy, with oversized adopted elf Buddy (Will Ferrell) leaving the north Pole and Santa’s workshop to go and pay a visit to his real Dad (James Caan) who’s an stressed childrens’ book publishing executive. Buddy wreaks havoc in his real Dad’s life, including jeopardising his job by insulting and insults the very short author Miles Finch (Peter Dinklage), who has been brought into to save the publishing company - calling him an elf.

Meanwhile Santa’s Sleigh crashes in Central Park due to a drop in the level of Christmas spirit and it’s up to Buddy to help save Christmas. Which, of course, he does!

Whatever kind of films you usually like to watch, these three Christmas crackers are hard to beat in the run-up to Christmas.