“There is no better joy than curling up and watching a movie.”
Yes, I quoted myself but only because it is true. Movies in our house are a high priority and our library keeps expanding. Often I find myself starting many sentences with “Have you seen” or “Its just like in….”. This can sometimes lead to strange or pitying looks from those who aren’t as in to movies as I am, but from someone who is socially awkward sometimes all I can bring to the table is movie talk. Every year around this time I pull out my favorite holiday movies for my yearly viewing to get me in the holiday spirit and I can’t wait to share them with you.
The Holiday – If you are a female in the 21st century then you have heard about this movie and most likely love it. Every time I watch it I want to run straight to my computer and book a little cottage in the middle of a snow filled field and explore London.
“Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.”
Love Actually – This is a feel good movie that will have you smiling and feeling warm and fuzzy from all the love. Plus the cuteness over load of young little Sam will melt your heart.
“Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.”
Home Alone – A classic. I can remember watching this over and over throughout my childhood and still quote it all the time. I have even taken on Harry’s form of cursing when I get mad “ahhh-frid-ugh-fidgut-spidkit”. Try it out, it’s a game changer and will most likely make you laugh at yourself by the time you are done.
“An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.”
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – Home Alone plus NYC equals 90’s gold. The charm of Home Alone mixed in with my favorite city in the US makes this movie near and dear to my heart. If only I could visit Duncan’s Toy Chest and pick up two turtle doves for our tree. Add this to your list for all ages for the holiday season.
“One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind.”
Elf – If you need a laugh to get you through the sometimes stressful holiday season this is the movie for you. Full of Will Ferrel humor, this always makes me smile and will lighten the mood.
“After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.”
Nightmare Before Christmas – A great dark and moody movie for Christmas that will have you smiling with warmth and tie in the fall and Christmas seasons.
“Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.”
Enjoy these classics this holiday season.