Now that we’ve gotten further into December, it’s time to dig out (if you haven’t already) the old Christmas classics. I am, of course, talking about all those movies we grew up watching as children throughout the holidays. I remember spending hours in front of the TV, just watching re-runs of the same old Christmas movies, over and over again. And thinking back, there are a few that clearly springs to mind. Let it be known that the movies I’ve picked are personal favourites and they appear in no order whatsoever.
Anyway, without further ado, here are my top 5 Christmas movie picks to watch during the holiday:
How do you make a Christmas movie list without Home Alone? I don’t think it’s possible! In my opinion, it is THE BEST Christmas movie of all time. I watch it every Christmas with my family. It has become a tradition by now and it’s still the first movie we play on Christmas day.
This holiday classic has everything you could ever want: A sassy little kid with a big heart, neglectful parents, funny bad guys and loads of slapstick action, humour and an ending that leaves you feeling wholesome and full of love. An excellent pick to help you kick your Christmas marathon off right, this year.
The Holiday is one of my all-time Christmas favourites and it won’t feel like Christmas until I’ve watched it AT LEAST twice! (This year alone I’ve watched it three times already.) And let’s be honest, who doesn’t dream about Jude Law knocking on your door a couple of days before Christmas while it’s snowing and also living in a cosy cottage in Surrey, England? I know I do!
This movie is a classic Christmas rom-com with plenty of good humour and even better-looking actors and actresses to boot. The plot is fairly straightforward and the characters are lovable and easy to relate to. I recommend giving it a watch!
Miracle on 34th Street:
Another lovely Christmas tale. This time it directly involves Santa Clause though (or Kriss Kringle as he is called in this film) and his battle against both the American justice system but also humanity’s belief in Santa Clause. It takes place in snowy, wintery, Christmas decorated New York as well and I have to admit that it has always been a small dream of mine to get to see New York during Christmas time, just to see if it truly is as beautiful as in the movies.
Nonetheless, this film is a true family classic and I feel all warm and fuzzy inside whenever I watch it. That’s why it’s on the list!
Now here is a film FULL of Christmas spirit! It’s the happy adventure of Buddy the elf who goes to New York to find his father. Of course, it doesn’t go to plan but It’s done in such a positive and upbeat way, with lots of dark humour that it’s a must-see for people who don’t find themselves in the Holiday spirit. It’s also just full of memorable quotes that are excellent to use during Christmas time. My favourite one is: “I am a cotton-headed ninny-muggins.“
Mickey’s Christmas Carol:
The Christmas Carol has been made so many times and in so many different ways. All of which are excellent and worth a watch. Heck, that could even be a marathon on its own! But the Disney version of this classic tale is somehow just a bit more special to me. I think it might be because we already love Disney film in my family and Mickey’s Christmas Carol is absolutely no exception. It’s a wholesome spin on a classic Christmas tale, with characters we already know and love. Absolutely perfect for the holidays!
These are, of course, only my own suggestions. I know a large amount of you guys think both The Grinch (the one with Jim Carrey), The Polar Express and Die Hard are top-notch contenders but personally, I watch these movies every Christmas and that’s why they are so dear to me.
If you have other suggestions please leave them in the comments so I can amass an even larger list for my current Christmas movie marathon!
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