HELLO MY LOVELIES!
Who doesn’t love a good, heartwarming Christmas movie? Whether it be a movie night with your friends, a day with the family or snuggling with your blanket on a lazy Sunday the chances are we’ll be watching a few over the festive season. Here I’ve listed my favourite Christmas movies I go to each and every year without fail.
The Santa Claus 1-3 (1994) (2002) (2006)
Now I actually don’t mind all of these films. The first one is the best, in my opinion but I still enjoy watching the second and third. I know I know, I can probably get away with the second one but the third, I’m aware of the reception it received! The thing is when it comes to these films I just look at them as a bit of fun, and where’s the harm in that? 🎅🏽
A Christmas Classic (in my house it is anyway), a fun and magic filled film about the spirit of Christmas.Elf is both festive and hilarious, with it’s comedy as refreshing at it appeared the last time you saw it. As well as being funnily festive, it holds a great message: family is the most important thing of all. This is usually the first Christmas movie I watch of the season. No matter how many times I have seen this movie, I nearly die laughing throughout the entire film. When the sleigh flies over Fifth Ave, I get butterflies in my stomach and clap my hands together in glee like a five year old. I also tend to quote this movie in my day to day life quite frequently. Every time we see any sort of “Coffee” sign, I can’t help but declare “The world’s BEST cup of coffee”. ☕️
The Holiday (2006)
What would a Christmas movie list be without a soppy love story for all the ladies out there? With an all-star cast this story revolves around two females (Cameron Diaz & Kate Winslet) who have both had bad breakups so decide to swap homes for Christmas. The inevitable happens and both women find their ideal men (Jude Law & Jack Black) in the others hometown. This leads to both struggling to come to terms with having to return home thus ending their relationships. Definitely one to watch with your better half with a box of Kleenex at the ready and be prepared for the soppy aftermath. I love this movie. It’s so cozy and heart warming. Maybe I just really want that little cottage in Surrey? I do love the casting in this movie. The relationship between Iris and Arthur is the most wonderful. If you haven’t seen this movie, the basic premise consists of two women, unhappy in their lives, who decide to do a house swap (pre-Airbnb). Don’t worry, I won’t ruin it for you! But it’s great. Oh, and it’s Christmas! This movie has a fantastic cast; Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Cameron Diaz, and Jude Law. ✈️
The Snowman (1982)
Granted, The Snowman is a short animated film, and apart from the famous song “Walking in the Air” it is also entirely wordless, so what makes it so great? Well, any film that gets played once a year every year in my house has to have something going for it, and The Snowman works on so many levels. Telling the story of a young boy who builds a snowman on Christmas Eve which then comes to life, and takes him on an adventure to meet Santa Claus is visually charming and features some delightful shots throughout the film. For a wordless short film ultimately aimed at children, The Snowman showcases some very adult themes, including friendship, loneliness & loss. Not wanting to spoil anything either, but I always felt that the ending is incredibly heartbreaking, and even as a child I felt the urge to look away as I always knew what was coming. ☃️
Love Actually (2003)
Love Actually is not only my favourite Christmas movie, it’s also been called the greatest romantic-comedy ever. They’ve tried to replicate this plot many times (Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, anyone?) but the multiple storyline’s thing kind of peaked with Love Actually. I’m just going to say it. I have watched Love Actually more than any other movie in my life. It doesn’t mean I sit with it on repeat (not counting that one time I fell asleep half way in and restarted it when I woke up), but I certainly have never gotten sick of it. Perhaps it’s the wide variety of plots, incredible cast, and endless “GO GET ‘EM!” moments. I find something new every time I watch it. I’ve also noticed I relate to different characters as I get older. I love that about this movie. I really do. Also: Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Martin Freeman, and Laura Linney. Yup. But what am I doing here? Chances are you’ve watched this movie several times as well, so I don’t need to tell you. 💌
Home Alone (1990)(1992)
This is probably a favourite for most people. It’s a classic and with an appearance from the great John Candy you just can’t go wrong with this one. Home Alone is the movie I remember the most from my childhood. I would even search the TV guide magazine weeks before Christmas to see when it was going to be on. It’s not Christmas without watching Home Alone. Another Christmas classic in my eyes is the 2nd one! I credit this movie with creating my love for New York; The Rockefeller Christmas tree, Central Park ice-skating, The Plaza hotel are just some of the things from this movie that symbolises Christmas in NYC. 🗽
There you have it a bit of a mix mash of my favourite Christmas movies from the divine comedy and chaos of Home Alone 2, through to the soppy romantic drama that is The Holiday. So why not add these to your list of stocking fillers for some great viewing over the festive period?
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