Hugh Jackman says he settles down every Christmas with his family to watch their favourite film, Elf.

The 45-year-old star looks forward to sitting down with his wife, Deborra Lee-Furness, and their adopted children Oscar, 13, and Ava, nine, to watch the movie starring funnyman Will Ferrell.

The Hollywood Reporter quotes Jackman as saying: ''My kids are getting older but we genuinely look forward to watching the same movies. There have been great animated movies, but now they're getting into live action stuff. But Elf, for years, has been the one that my wife and the kids have all liked.''

Jackman added that he knew he was always destined to be on the big screen: '''Raiders of the Lost Ark blew my mind. I had no idea movies could be that great and awesome. I was 12 years old, and that's when I remember thinking, 'Oh, I'd love to do that one day.'''