If you have been reading this blog long enough, then you have probably gathered that I am a huge film buff. Movies are my life. And during the holidays film after film comes out, ready to be devoured by the Christmas-cheer-hungry people of the world. I love Christmas films and below I have compiled a list of my favorite movies to watch during the holidays (but not in order).
- Love Actually
When people put this movie down because it’s too ‘romantic comedy’ it upsets me. It embodies the feelings of the Christmas spirit and love and is just so heart warming. I love to watch it during Christmas and tonight I’m going to watch it!
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Such a cute little claymation movie that includes every Christmas myth and makes it into a sweet Christmas tale.
- The Santa Clause
I only like the first Santa Clause because it’s the classic tale and definitely has the least We’re-just-gonna-add-on-to-a-really-great-movie feel to it. Tim Allen does such a good job of going from Scrooge to Santa and it’s such a cute, funny movie to watch while babysitting or in your own home.
- Polar Express
After reading the book as a kid, this movie was like traveling back into my childhood. It is so magical and the watcher does feel like they’ve been transported on a journey to Santa’s workshop.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The truth is that during Christmas I constantly have ‘You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch’ stuck in my head. It’s like a constant tune always there. This movie teaches the real value of sharing and it brings tears to my eyes.
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
The title has always cracked me up and the movie is very cute. The little boy’s determination is pretty adorable. The only downside? You basically learn your dad is Santa Claus.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
A classic. Watch it.
- Anything on 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family
All of the movies on the Countdown are perfect. Watch them everyday to really get into the Christmas spirit.