What makes Christmas special to you? Festive experiences tend to include a series of selected elements that influence our sense of nostalgia, triggering good feelings, happy memories and emotional vulnerabilities.
Elements can be positive (your favourite carol) or negative (COVID), each adding to our personal experience. These elements form the “genetic make-up” of our individual Christmas experience, updated yearly as new elements materialise.
The same is true of our favourite festive films. Each hone seasonal elements to identify with the audience. Christmas films can be set against a snowy backdrop, relate to melancholy experiences or offer myriad enchanting yuletide moments.