The Best Holiday Movies 

Happy December! Now that Thanksgiving is over, I have been playing tons of holiday music on Pandora and Spotify and have started to watch all of the Christmas-y movies. There are a few movies that I watch every year that are all-time favorites and I thought I would share those with you in case you are looking for something to watch.

Elf (2003)

This movie is probably one of the best Christmas movies ever made. It is super quotable and so funny! Elf is about Buddy the Elf who leaves the North Pole for New York City in search of his true identity after discovering that he is not an actual elf. Do not be a cotton-headed-ninny-muggins…watch this soon!

The Holiday (2006)

This movie is about an English woman and an American woman who have recently gone through breakups before Christmas. One night when they are both browsing the internet for a last-minute escape, they meet each other on a house swap site and then decide to swap houses the next day for the entire Christmas holiday. I really love this movie for the sense of adventure that both women have, some sweet characters, and the soundtrack. However,  I would not recommend watching this movie with small children due to some scenes regarding a specific couple’s story line.

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

This movie has been a favorite of my entire family for a long time. I might even be able to quote the whole movie. While You Were Sleeping is about a woman named Lucy who works for the Chicago Transit Authority and how she has fallen in love with a male commuter that she sees every day. The commuter, Peter, gets mugged one day and Lucy saves him from almost being hit by a subway train. When Peter gets to the hospital, a hospital staff member thinks that Lucy is his fiancé and then introduces her as that to Peter’s family when they arrive to see him. Lucy is then unable to know how to break the news that she is not his fiancé and then the plot thickens…while he was sleeping. You just have to watch this movie. These mashed potatoes are so creamy.

Little Women (1994)

This movie is an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s book, Little Women. This movie is about the March family, mainly the 4 sisters, who grow up in New England post-Cival War. I do have to pretty much only watch this movie by myself though because there is a scene between two sisters that makes me cry every time. If you have seen this movie before you probably know which one I am talking about. But I highly recommend you watch this film, as well.

You’ve Got Mail (1998)

Man, the 90s really cranked out some great films. This movie is centered around the good old days of dial-up internet, chat rooms, and AOL Instant Messaging. You’ve Got Mail is about small bookstore owner, Kathleen, and her rival, large franchise bookstore owner, Joe, who end up falling in love with each other over instant messaging– but they do not realize exactly who they have been chatting to.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)

This is the first movie in the series of The Chronicles of Narnia books written by C.S. Lewis. Four siblings find themselves having to leave London during the bombing of World War II and they escape to a distant relative’s in the country. One of the sisters stumbles upon a great wardrobe in a spare room, goes through it, and finds herself in a magical winter land. She then takes her 3 other siblings through the wardrobe and they end up going on an adventure that they were destined for. I love all the winter, snow scenes in this movie!

White Christmas (1954)

If you like musicals, this is a good movie for you. This movie is about two friends who make up a song and dance team and a two sisters who do the same. All four end up on a train at Christmastime to Vermont and this movie is about their attempt to save a Vermont inn from failing. Plus, who does not like a little Bing Crosby or Rosemary Clooney?

The Santa Clause (1994)

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My siblings and I used to watch this movie all the time when we were growing up and it is definitely a classic. One night, Scott Calvin hears Santa on the roof, he goes outside, scares Santa, and then Santa falls off the roof and magically disappears. Scott tries on the Santa suit, climbs into the sleigh, and then is taken around the city to deliver gifts and then ultimately ends up in the North Pole. The elves at the North Pole announce that he is the next Santa but he does not believe them until he finds himself physically transforming into Santa Clause. But how does he convince his family that he is the next Santa??

I hope you enjoy these as much as I have over the years! What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?

Love from, Amy.

 

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