Saturday, December 12, 2009

Rolling Out The Holiday Films

There are many Christmas themed movies, but I'm not really a fan of the ones that everyone always seems to list; A Christmas Carol, Home Alone, A Christmas Story, or God forbid, Elf. I know Elf has huge fans, but I'm definitely not one of them. It's almost as bad as National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

I love romantic holiday movies, the more modern ones, and two classics from my childhood. These three are my top "modern" choices:

1.
The Holiday: This is probably one of my favorite movies. I just love the whole idea of switching houses, being in another country, finding love. I don't know which I love more; the home exchange idea or the fact that the love interest is Jude Law. Probably the latter.

2.
The Family Stone: I love everything about this movie. The family, the relationships, the way one brother falls in love with the other brother's girl and it all works out. I want to be at their Christmas table.

3.
Love Actually: Actually, I just love anything with Hugh Grant. He's charming and funny and likeable and even cute in that English sort of way. This is an all around feel good movie in my opinion.

And these two are my favorite childhood "classics", no explanation necessary:

4.
A Charlie Brown Christmas

5.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas

This one fits a holiday movie in the unconventional sense:

6.
Surviving Christmas: Just funny.

And this last one just because it's filmed during winter and Ben Affleck looks really cute in it:

7.
Reindeer Games

What are some of your favorite holiday flicks?

EDIT: Thanks to a comment left by Amber, I absolutely must also add Serendipity to my list. How could I have forgotten Serendipity??? I totally LOVE that movie. I love the whole idea of it....the search for the book, the connection that was meant to be, the longing and thinking year after year, bookstore after bookstore, of that one person that you met that one time, who was the one for you. And you knew it. And you let it go. Ugh. And unlike Amber, I actually LOVE John Cusack. This very well may be my second favorite on the list, after The Holiday. It could even be first, i think. Anyway...thanks Amber!


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6 comments:

Gil said...

"Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Miracle on 34th Street".

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

Serendipity -- even though John Cusack annoys me.

The Holiday -- like you, I think that movie is dope.

Little Women -- the 1994 remake with Winona.

Lacy E. (as in Eloise, formerly Lee) said...

Meet Me In St. Louis (with Judy Garland!)

And I love the Winona Little Women, too.

I sort of count You've Got Mail as one. I guess any movie I really like with a Christmas scene gets relegated to my Christmas Movie Favorites list...

dixie said...

DEFINITELY, "HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS". LOVE THE DOG.
Ed's mom

Evil Pixie said...

My hands-down favorite is Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck. It isn't Christmas (for me) unless I've seen it at least 5 times before Christmas day.

Anonymous said...

The house swapping one is my favorite!