It’s been a bit of a week from not feeling well to being really busy to re-evaluating my entire life. It’s something about the holiday season, isn’t it? The year is ending and it seems the perfect time to change everything, to start a new. I’ve never been a fan of new year’s resolutions because it’s just a gimmick isn’t it? No one really keeps them, it’s just an excuse to say, sure, I’ll maybe think about changing this aspect of my life. But we just stick with it for a week or two and then it slips from our mind because life takes control again.
Now that I’ve made you all depressed, here are some holiday movies that I cannot do without at Christmas time. And yes, they’re as cliche as it gets. That’s what the holidays are for after all.
1. Love Actually: My greatest guilty pleasure. I love this movie. I don’t care when people say it’s trite and is exactly what’s wrong with the commercialization of Christmas. Bite me. Let me swoon and dream about falling in love with Colin Firth in a French cottage, okay?
2. The Holiday: Ah, you too can find love in unexpected places if you’re super rich and slightly crazy… and yet, I love it. I adore Kate Winslet with every fiber of my being, and she’s particularly endearing in this film. I actually even like Cameron Diaz in this film and she’s not really an actress I’m a huge fan of. And of course Jack Black is adorable and Jude Law in glasses being emotional… *wistful sigh*. I’m such a sap.
3. The Muppet Christmas Carol: A complete classic from my childhood and really, it’s the best adaptation of the Charles Dickens story, let’s be honest. The songs are great, it’s actually genuinely touching, and don’t even talk to me about Tiny Tim.
4. A Charlie Brown Christmas: The world’s saddest Christmas tree is the best Christmas tree. If this isn’t one of your favorite Christmas movies, you’re lying to yourself and the world.
5. The Santa Clause: Without getting too personal, this film came at a very specific point in my life wherein my own parents divorced. Let’s say this film has special meaning to me, especially at the holiday season.
So those are my favorite holiday films, what are yours? Which have you already dived into?