We associate so many wonderful things when we think about the holiday season but there are 3 main themes that come to mind; Family, Food and FILMS.
Us land-lubbers enjoy time with family and friends during the holidays, watching films together over a nice meal, while our seafarers are far from home, working tirelessly to deliver over 90% of the gifts we plan to give and receive.
We at KVH Media Group are the leading suppliers of early-release, blockbuster movies to the commercial maritime sector and deliver films to seafarers all over the world, all year round, via our MOVIElink service.
We are proud to supply crew welfare services, helping to not only improve life on board, but help our customers retain their valuable crew.
Many companies adopt a weekly movie night to ensure their crew get out of their cabins and socialise. Movies can help to create a warming atmosphere on board and give crew a common talking point.
A good Christmas movie will create a family-like atmosphere on board and can help combat crew loneliness during the holiday season. Top a good film off with a nice meal and crew can enjoy the Family, Food, Film feeling, like everyone else at home.
We have come up with 10 tree-topping Christmas movies that are sure to bring crew together during the jolly season.
10) JINGLE ALL THE WAY (1996)
9) MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)
8) IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
7) HOME ALONE 2 (1992)
6) HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000)
5) GREMLINS (1984)
4) A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009)
3) HOME ALONE 1 (1990)
2) THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)
Will Ferrell plays Buddy the Elf, a human raised by elves in this heart-warming comedy that is fun for all the family. It wins the #1 spot hands down and tops our #ChristmasMovie tree!
How many of these films have you seen and which one is your favourite?
Let us know on Twitter @KVHMediaGroup #ChristmasMovie
We hope our movies and other crew welfare services (NEWSlink (news from home), TV, sports, books, magazines and games) provide some comfort during the holidays.
MOVIElink – Get the latest movies for your crew
Simple, effective and available in flexible packages to meet your budget, MOVIElink sets a new standard in crew welfare and allows ship managers to follow a ‘best practice’ solution, ensuring film and other media content onboard is authentic, legal and ahead of mainstream release.
Movies can be provided in a range of formats, from delivery of hard-copy DVDs direct to ship agents anywhere in the world, to a fully digital service for fleets with greater communications capacity (Find out about IP MobileCast).
As well as being a popular, crew welfare and retention aid, MOVIElink also helps you meet MLC-2006 recommendations relating to crew entertainment.
MLC 2006 states: “Consideration should also be given to including the following facilities at no cost to the seafarer, where practicable: (c) Showing of films, the stock of which should be adequate for the duration of
the voyage and (…) changed at reasonable intervals.” (MLC 2006: B3.1.11)
Happier, more sociable crew and peace of mind for ship management.
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