Today I’m bringing you a list of festive film recommendations. These are some of my all time favourite Christmas films. Watch. Them. All!
I won’t explain them in much detail – I hate it when people post spoilers online.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Christmas aside, this is probably my most favourite film anyway. Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal star as two friends who swear to themselves that nothing more will come of their friendship. Although it is not a film about Christmas, the ending (and most important scene) happens around Christmas time. Meg Ryan has always been one of my favourite actresses; she plays Sally excellently. And her hair is amazing! Also, there is a really famous scene in this film that most people will have heard of, regardless of whether or not they have watched the movie: “What are you saying, that they fake orgasms?”
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (2000)
This was probably my favourite Christmas film when I was a child. I love all of the characters and costumes are so unique, completely unlike other Christmas films. I’ll be extremely surprised if anyone reading this has not seen this film. If you haven’t seen The Grinch, what did you watch at Christmas when you were a kid? I still watch it every year because my brother and sister love it (almost) as much as I do. It’s about The Grinch, who hates Christmas and tries to ruin the festivities for everyone in the nearest town – Whoville.
Jack Frost (1998)
A Christmas classic. Jack Frost is about a man who can’t keep the promises he makes to his family. He dies suddenly in a car crash around Christmas time. The next Christmas, he comes back to live as a snowman, where he is given the chance to make amends with his family. At times the film can be quite sad – it makes me cry, but I cry at most films. However, it’s also quite comical. It’s a great family film. It’s one of the only ones that my family can sit and watch together, when everyone is actually enjoying it.
Home Alone (1990)
I watched this for the first time last year with my siblings and we all thought it was hilarious. The film begins with a witty 8 year old boy, who is left behind by his family when they leave for Christmas holiday. When he is at home by himself, two burglars try to get the better of him. This is another film that is ideal for watching with the whole family; it’s very uplifting and humorous.
The Holiday (2006)
Who doesn’t love this film? I’ve always loved a good romcom. The film better than a romcom is a Christmas romcom. The Holiday is about four people who find love over Christmas following a house swap. Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black make a perfect cast. They are well suited to their comical and romantic roles. Also: how cute is Jude Law? I had never really noticed before I saw this film…
Another childhood favourite of mine. It may be old but I never get tired of watching it. Gremlins is about a boy that receives a pet for Christmas. The pet comes with three rules and when those rules a broken, awful consequences follow. From looking at the picture below I’m sure you can get a pretty good idea of what the consequences look like. Some people describe Gremlins as a comedy but when I was younger I thought it was a horror. I suppose it can be both scary and funny in parts.
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