LOVE Actually, The Holiday and Elf are everyone’s favourite Christmas films and the iconic music featured in them was performed wonderfully at a festive show in Basingstoke.

If you’re a Christmas lover like me then you will probably love settling down on the sofa with your family to watch a Christmas film. When I knew a show called Christmas at The Movies was heading to Basingstoke I had to go along and I really wasn’t disappointed.

The show at The Anvil on Tuesday, November 28 was performed by the 70-piece Studio Orchestra conducted by Jack Campey.

All the pieces performed were crafted by some of the best composers, both past and present, and there really was something for everyone. 

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Basingstoke Gazette: The Studio Orchestra beautifully performed Christmas at The Movies

Festive classics were featured including The Christmas Carol, The Muppets Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, The Holiday, The Night Before Christmas, Elf and Love Actually.

Highlights for me included the music from Elf, Love Actually and The Holiday mainly because I could watch these movies again and again and never get bored. I was blown away by each musical note as you could close your eyes and picture the exact movie scene.

The orchestra also threw in music from films we watch at Christmas time including Harry Potter, Home Alone, The Goonies and Frozen, which was a lovely surprise. 

Listening to the music really gave you the magical Christmas feelings we all love, feelings of nostalgia, warmth and excitement.

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Basingstoke Gazette: The Studio Orchestra beautifully performed Christmas at The Movies

A poignant moment for me in the show was the performance of Auld Lang Syne which Jack said “in a hard year for everyone carries a message of hope".

The show was completed in the most festive way imaginable and certainly put a smile on people's faces. Each member of the orchestra put on a Christmas hat, some opting for reindeer antlers, to perform the classic Sleigh Ride. A song that will now be stuck in my head for some time.

It was clear the show was enjoyed by everyone there because the orchestra got a standing ovation, it was lovely to see and hear The Anvil theatre filled with applause.

I am well and truly now in the Christmas spirit.