In exactly 10 days we`ll be opening our Christmas presents, how exciting is that? No matter your age, when it comes to opening gifts, we`re all like little kids. And this year my niece is old enough to understand Christmas, she even told her mom to write a letter to Santa, so I can`t wait to see her reaction on Christmas morning. Until then, there`s no better way to spend your time than watching Christmas movies! Some you might have seen so many times that you can quote every word, but nevertheless, you still enjoy watching them. So today I thought I`ll share with you my favourites, in no particular order:
For the kid inside, that is looking for a good laugh, these are my 3 recommendations. While I believe all of you must have seen them, I`ll do a short review. Elf is a movie about a man (Buddy) that was raised by elves at the North Pole, who later on decided to look for his real father. When Buddy arrives in New York, he experiences human culture for the first time, which will lead to lots of funny moments. How the Grinch Stole Christmas tells the story of a creature that hates Christmas and decides to steal it from the Whos, the people of Whoville, a magical land inside a snowflake. The Grinch, however, befriends Cindy Lou Who and starts to reconsider his decision. Help Me!I`m feeling..as the Grinch would say, this movie has the power to turn you into a Christmas person. And last, we have Home Alone 1 and 2, where Kevin has to protect his house and then a store from a couple of bandits. He also needs better parents, but who am I to judge?
If however you are looking for a bit of romance, then you need to see these! The Holiday tells the story of Iris and Amanda, two women who are very unlucky when in comes to guys. They decide to swap houses for Christmas, a decision that will bring them true love and real happiness. The cast is amazing and you can relate to the characters whether it`s the single dad, the workaholic lady, the hopeless romantic or the goofy good guy. Similarly, we have Love Actually, following the lives of 8 different couples in London. A great cast as well, with plenty of memorable moments. I mean, that To me You are Perfect card is perfection!
I love old movies, if I were to make a top 10, 7 of them would be classics, like Breakfast at Tiffany`s or Gone with the Wind. I`m also a big fan of musicals, so I included 2 in my classics suggestion. Meet Me in St. Louis is a story about family and love and it`s centered around the peaceful and mundane life of the Smith sisters. Holiday Inn is like a Broadway musical, there`s lots of singing and dancing…and it`s the movie that gave us the unforgettable “White Christmas“ song. My favourite classic holiday movie, however, is It`s a Wonderful Life. George Bailey is a man who never had time for himself, was always devoted to his duty, but a series of unfortunate events might leave him without a company and in jail. He contemplates taking his life and an angel shows him how life would have been if he never existed. This movie always puts me in a good mood and makes me appreciate my life, I cannot recommend it enough!
And my last recommendations are animation movies. I think you`ll always enjoy these regardless of your age and they all teach you important lessons about friendship, life, love, bravery and so on. There are so many other great movies, but the selection is based on my personal preferences. Let me know in the comments which one of these is your favourite.