The Queen’s favourite festive film is not your average Christmas pick

This time of year sees the return of a set number of classic films we rely on every year to bring us that festive joy. Maybe for you it’s all about Love Actually, with all its many romantic, super sweet plot lines. Or perhaps, you’re more of a The Holiday person, whether you wish you lived in the cosy Cotswolds cottage or that huge mansion in LA. Whether it’s one of those or another classic such as Elf, It’s A Wonderful Life, or the Home Alone franchise, everyone has a favourite. Including, apparently, the Queen…

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A source has revealed that even HRH Queen Elizabeth has a go-to Christmas movie, making her more relatable than ever before. However, her choice isn’t exactly conventional, nor is it a film many of us will associate with the December holiday we all love so dearly. 

Apparently, the Queen’s favourite film this time of year is 1980s sci-fi film Flash Gordon, which she usually sits down to watch with her grandchildren in December to get into the Christmas mood. 

So how do we know this rather niche information? Well, star of the film Brian Blessed revealed the news during an interview with Edith Bowman on Yahoo! Movies.

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‘The Queen, [Flash Gordon‘s] her favourite film, she watches it with her grandchildren every Christmas,’ he explained, much to the surprise of Edith and fans. 

Brian even went on to impersonate the Queen, saying: ‘You know, we watch Flash Gordon all the time, me and the grandchildren. And if you don’t mind, I’ve got the grandchildren here, would you mind saying ‘Gordon’s alive’?’

While we can all rest now we know which movie HRH enjoys during the festive season, the bad news is she may not be able to share it with her grandchildren this year, as is tradition. 

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Queen will be staying in Windsor for Christmas Day. It is so far unclear which members of her family she will see on the day. Either way, we know what’ll be on TV in the royal household…