To say this is the busy season is an understatement! Between working on upcoming projects (soon to be revealed) looking after the puppies still and just general Christmas prepping, things have been non stop! The sound of Santa’s sleigh will be here before we know it! Today’s post is a simple shoutout to my top 10 favourite Christmas movies! Did yours make the list?
1. I’ll be home for Christmas
I honestly don’t know what it as about this movie, but I absolutely loved it as a kid! I was only 3 when it came out and have no idea when I first watched it but one time was all it took! It’s handsdown my most watched favourite Christmas movie and I don’t think any other could take top spot! Shoutout to young nineties Jessica Biel too!
Estranged from his father (Gary Cole), college student Jake (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is lured home to New York for Christmas with the promise of receiving a classic Porsche as a gift. When the bullying football team dumps him in the desert in a Santa suit, Jake is left without identification or money to help him make the journey. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Allie (Jessica Biel), does not know where he is, and accepts a cross-country ride from Jake’s rival, Eddie (Adam LaVorgna).
For so long I was never a huge Will Ferrell fan, his humour was just not my kind of entertainment. One movie slowly followed by another, and another, and I eventually came around. Stepbrothers, Anchorman, Get hard and of course Elf had me converted!
3. The Grinch
I think the Grinch has got to be on everyone’s Christmas movie list! Especially watching it at an older age, I’m one of many to understand that the Grinch didn’t hate Christmas, he hated the town’s people. Finding comfort in his own company, sheltered by judgement and those who simply didn’t understand him. Who knew Dr. Seuss created such a relatable character!
4. Home Alone
Oh Kevin! Picked on and misunderstood; after being forgotten and left to fend for himself while his family are on holiday, this little fella provides a laugh a minute. I must shamefully admit though, I’ve only seen the first in this Christmas movie series.
5. Love Actually
Love Actually… it speaks for itself really. A festive rom-com with one of the best casts ever! R.I.P Alan Rickman ;( Hugh Grant as priminister is perfect and let’s not forget Colin now, god of sex, poor thing was just on the wrong Continent! Hahaha. It is an absolute tradition now to watch it every Christmas.
6. The Holiday
The Holiday has to of course follow Love Actually, they go hand in hand really. I must admit, I haven’t watched it nearly as many times as some of my other favourites but I still love it! I love the plot and although predictable, it’s still an amazing movie (and, well, I would have watched it regardless just for Jude Law)
7. Fred Claus
I’ve only actually seen Fred Claus once I think. My school class all went to dinner and to see this movie for our year 7 graduation. I had no idea it was a Christmas movie – or that Vince Vaughn was the male lead; he’s absolutely my favourite actor – it wasn’t even until we started watching the movie that the title was spelt CLAUS not CLAWS. There I was, 12, preparing myself for a scary movie, I can’t stand them, even 10 years later!
Of the two Claus brothers, Fred (Vince Vaughn) is the troublemaker and polar opposite of his saintly sibling, Nicholas (Paul Giamatti). When Fred’s criminal ways finally land him in big trouble, Nicholas bails him out and brings him to the North Pole to work off the debt by making toys. The headaches mount for St. Nick, who not only must deal with his troublemaking brother, but also an efficiency expert who has come to evaluate Santa’s operation.
8. Four Holidays (Christmas’s)
It’s a fun, lighthearted family Christmas holiday movie. Again, I’ve only seen it once or twice, but it of course made the cut being another work of Vince Vaughn!
When their plans for an exotic vacation fall apart, unmarried couple Brad (Vince Vaughn) and Kate (Reese Witherspoon) must spend Christmas Day trudging around to a quartet of family get-togethers. While Brad counts the hours till he can escape the onslaught of crazy relatives, Kate begins to wonder about her own choices and ponders whether her family members are so crazy after all.
9. 12 Dates of Christmas
It’s every bit cheesy, predictable and laughable as it is sweet, fun and so bad it’s good! I stumbled across this last year channel surfing while I wrapped presents and found myself getting way too distracted watching it!
. A story that follows Kate, a young woman who after a horrible blind date on Christmas Eve, wakes up to find she is re-living that same day and date all over again.
10: Love at the Christmas Table
Again, I wouldn’t quite call this one a blockbuster movie but what I thought was another typical movie of how the he realises at Christmas time that she’s the one and rushes to tell her he’s in love, turned out to be better than I thought with a little twist I didn’t predict. Definitely worth a watch, oh and Luke from Gilmore Girls is in it!! Surely I’ve convinced you now!
In this unusual Christmas romance story, spanning nearly 30 years and set over 14 non-consecutive Christmas Eve evenings, Kat Patton and Sam Reed are best friends whose fathers run a furniture making business in a small Illinois town. Every Christmas Eve, Sam’s parents and Kat’s widowed father gather with other employees and their families at Elissa Beth’s house for their annual Christmas Eve dinner and every year Sam and Kat sit at the children’s table. Each year, Kat and Sam grow close, then apart, and closer again as their different careers, views on life, and paths make them different to the changing world. After a five-year absence of not attending any Christmas Eve parties after a falling out with Kat, Sam decides to try to tell her about his feelings for her, but he only had one time to do so and will he make the right choice?
What are your favourite Christmas movies you love to watch to put you in the festive mood? Let me know in the comments.
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