It’s the second day of Rosie’s 12 Days of Blogmas! The prompt for today is ‘christmas films’, so I’m going to be listing my five favourite Christmas movies of all time. These are in no particular order, as I’m kind of terrible at choosing favourites! Here we go:
- Love Actually. I only watched Love Actually for the first time a week ago – partially because I was trying to get into a Christmas-y mood, partially because I’ve heard people talk about this movie all the time, and I just had to find out what everyone was going on about. I was actually really surprised that I enjoyed watching it so much – it didn’t sound like it would be my kind of thing. The stories were really cute, and I actually felt an emotion or two by the end of it. As kind of cheesy as it was, I really liked Love Actually, and I imagine I’ll watch it again. Perhaps it’ll become a new Christmas tradition of mine.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas. Yet another film I only saw for the first time this year. The great thing about The Nightmare Before Christmas is that it passes as a Christmas movie AND a Halloween movie. Basically, you should watch this movie whenever you get the chance, and Christmas serves as an excuse for you to see it. Jack Skellington is one of my favourite movie characters ever – he’s so funny, his outfit is awesome and he literally tried to steal a holiday just because he was bored.
- The Santa Clause. I kind of have to include this one. See, The Santa Clause (and its sequels) are shown on TV every single December. Ever since I can remember, my two sisters and I have watched these movies as our own Christmas tradition. While these movies are the very height of cheesy and are completely cringeworthy, you’ve got to love them anyway. I mean…the protagonist literally kills Santa Claus. That actually happens.
- Elf. Yes.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). First of all, how does she do that with her hair? Because I need to learn this. Second of all, I know this isn’t the original Grinch film, but I love it anyway. Third, oh look it’s me, the Grinch. Fourth, this is a really cute movie, and original or not, it’s a classic. Watch the thing.
Seems to me that the real magic in Christmas movies is that no matter how bad they are, the fun is in watching them religiously and without fail every single December. This day of Blogmas has also opened my eyes to the fact that I haven’t actually seen that many Christmas movies. Anyone have any good Christmas movie recommendations for me?
— rosie xxx