Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Film Fest

In the week leading to Christmas, why not get cozy, sip a steaming cup of creamy hot chocolate or soothing herbal tea and catch one of your favorite Christmas movies. It's too cold to go outside and I often want to just spend my evenings curled up in a blanket watching a holiday favorite.

Even though I have seen a few of them way too many times to even count, it brings back childhood memories, family time and gets you feeling super Christmassy! ( I create my own words :P ) Today, I watched Four Christmases.

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Here's a list of Christmas flicks you can enjoy this week. Take your pick!

Home Alone (1990)

We love this movie not just because of the incredible premise (you forgot your kid?) or the ingenious burglar proofing (blow torch above the front door?). We love it because when left on his own Macaulay Culkin not only danced around in his underwear and ate junk food -- just like you'd expect a kid to -- but he also acted like an adult, buying a toothbrush and decorating the house.

Love Actually (2003)

These interlocking stories of love lost and found at Christmastime are pitch perfect. Funny and sad with just the right amount of schmaltz, they're enough to make you believe that, at Christmas at least, love really is all around.

The Santa Clause (1994)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

The uplifting story of a little girl who's cynical about life and the department store Santa who teaches her to believe in magic. Favorite scene: Natalie Wood learning to be a monkey.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

The classic Muppets taking on the classic Christmas tale -- of course it's perfect! And Kermit was born for the role of Bob Cratchett.

Elf (2003)

Buddy the elf is happy, hopped up on sugar and determined to connect with his real dad, a cynical James Caan. If you haven't watched Will Ferrell pour syrup on spaghetti, you haven't had Christmas.

Tim Burton's The nightmare before Christmas (1993)

When you grow weary of cute cartoon Santas and heartwarming holiday films, pop "The Nightmare Before Christmas" into the DVD player and enjoy a twisted Christmas movie.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

There's nothing like Charlie Brown -- and his blind love for a sad, little Christmas tree -- to remind you to look out for the little guy during the holidays.

Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Jim Carrey had great material to work with when he transposed Dr. Seuss' classic into a live action movie. But if anyone could take on the over-the-top, greedy, Christmas-hating Grinch, it was Carrey.

Frosty the Snowman (1969)

The charming cartoon tale of the man of snow who came to life one day is a required holiday viewing. And Jimmy Durante's narration ensures it will be around for years to come.

Bad Santa (2003)

Billy Bob Thornton is so bad he's good as a department store Santa with a wandering eye, a foul mouth and a drinking problem. The movie is full of cringe-worthy moments but Thornton plays his Santa so bad, you can't look away.

Santa Claus: The movie (1985)

Half Santa biography, half modern day tale. When one of Santa's elves goes rogue and joins up with an evil toy manufacturer, the big guy must come to his rescue.

A Christmas Carol (1951)

True to the book with great performances, this is the best telling of Charles Dickens' classic tale.

While you were sleeping (1995)

While You Were Sleeping Poster

Which Christmas movie is your all time fav? The one you could watch over and over and over again ;)

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Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

ohh I love Christmas movies. I remember old ones like A mom for Christmas and such haha. I LOVE Elf. Such a funny cute movie, also Love Actually is fantastic and beautiful

kirstyb said...

love wathcing the grinch this time of year x

Style of a Fashionista said...

I love Christmas movies my fav of all time well I have two is Christmas Carol and The Holiday great post xoxo

Chatterpants said...

@Emma, Kirstyb and Style of a fashionista: It's so hard to choose my fav. I guess I just love seeing as many as i can :)