Here is an article I wrote for the company, Globe Of Love about 10 Christmas films to get you into the spirit of Christmas. This company is an online magazine that provides inspiration and positive messages around the globe for everyone.
It is getting closer to that time of year when frost seems permanently etched on cars, Christmas decorations are strewn around the house, and mulled wine is on the hob. As well as Christmas cheer all around us, December also brings plummeting temperatures and nights by the fire are more tempting than nights out. With this, I bring you the top ten Christmas movies to watch, not in any particular order, to get you into the festive spirit.
- Miracle on 34th Street
With the child star from the classic film “Matilda”, playing 6 year old Susan in New York City, we see department stores; the law, and modern hiccups interrupt one little girl’s beliefs and dreams of Santa.
One Word: Cute.
- It’s a Wonderful Life
In this movie we see a career consuming a man’s life, although due to pride, respect and care, he is unable to detach himself from his career because of a number of family attachments. However, after many setbacks, the entrance of an angel brings this banker a perspective of his own life he hadn’t recognised.
One Word: Influential.
- Love Actually
This movie is a recent favourite that dominates our TV screens every year highlighting the complexities of love with 9 very different life stories with various characters. Watch this movie for hilarious yet touching modern moments.
One Word: Sentimental.
For 30 years an adult has mistakenly lived in Lapland after following a teddy bear into Santa’s sack. Now rejected by the Elf community, Will Ferrell makes his way to New York City to find his father and face reality much to our amusement and his horror.
One Word: Hilarious.
- The Holiday
Two single women decide to ditch men and their homes for a little holiday over the Christmas period in each other’s houses. Swopping Shere for LA, Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz learn a lot about themselves whilst having an adventure into the unknown.
One Word: Interesting.
Kate Beckinsale and John Corbett play with the laws of attraction and fate as they bump into each other and fall in love. After several years and both about to marry, both face cold feet and go in search for one another again to question if they are making the right decision.
One Word: Touching.
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
This film focuses on the many trials and tribulations that one can face during the build up to Christmas and twists it to a hilarious comedy that will make you feel less worried about any anxieties you might have towards your own.
One Word: Awkward (in a good way).
- The Grinch
Jim Carrey plays the evil “Grinch,” an adaptation of the Dr.Seuss books, where the Grinch decides to reflect his anger and hatred onto the always optimistic and festive Whoville by stealing all their Christmas gifts. However, after hearing the Whos sing after this act, the Grinch soon figures out what Christmas is all about.
One Word: Enlightening.
- The Muppets Christmas Carol
A hilarious adaptation of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”, the Muppets transform this novella with a moral message into a film with a comedic twist.
One Word: Musical.
- The Polar Express
A clever animation of a young boy who embarks on an adventure of excitement and fun through the night to the North Pole, where he sees things he never would have dreamed of.
One Word: Imaginative.