My Top 5 | Mikael Backlund

The Calgary forward took some time away from the rink to provide fans with a festive-themed Top 5, delivering his favourite Christmas movies/shows.

‘Tis the season for hockey and for holiday spirit. Just ask Mikael Backlund.

The Calgary forward took some time away from the rink to provide fans with a festive-themed Top 5, delivering his favourite Christmas movies/shows.

From a popular Disney character, to seasonal classics, to Swedish favourites, the 27-year-old has a little something for everyone on his list.

Backlund's Top 5 Christmas Movies/Specials

1. Tomten är far till alla barnen (Santa is Father to All the Kids)

“It’s a Swedish comedy - just an awesome Swedish classic.”

2. Home Alone 1 & 2

“Both of these are also classics. Growing up, you wished you were as smart as this kid.”

3. Donald Duck and His Friends

“It's been on TV on Christmas Eve at 3 p.m. for years in Sweden. Everyone in Sweden is watching this show.”

4. Elf

“It’s a very funny Christmas movie that I never watched before I moved to Canada.”

5. Love Actually

“It’s a feel good, happy romantic comedy.”