Can you believe that there are a bunch of traditional Christmas movies which I have still not seen including Miracle on 34th Street? I MUST change that this year. Despite that we’re now the month before the big day so soon I’ll be settling in during the cold nights to watch some of my favourite seasonal movies and there’s so much to choose from.
I think this is my absolute favourite Christmas movie and I am pretty certain I have watched it at least twice every single Christmas since it came out. It’s always on television at this time of the year and I have it on DVD too, double whammy. The cast is amazing (it’s crazy how young Kiera Knightley looks!) and it has some of the sweetest character combinations, although seeing Alan Rickman might be a bit tough this year *RIP*. One of my favourite scenes of the whole movie is definitely the Rowan Atkinson scene when Alan’s character is buying the necklace and his elaborate packaging.
The Santa Claus
This is probably the only movie on my list which is proper proper Christmas related and would be a little odd to watch any other time of the year. This Tim Allen movie used to be played in our household so much as a kid I actually started to dislike it in my teenage years and didn’t watch it for ages. I rediscovered it a few years’ back and realise how great a movie it is. It shows that even those who might not have belief and faith at the beginning can still come round and I love how much Charlie starts to warm to his dad when he realises he is in fact Santa. It’s one of those movies which makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
This is probably my favourite casting collection of all the Christmas movies because it has the ever beautiful Jude Law and one of my favourite actors Jack Black alongside the beautiful female duo of Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. It’s the kind of movie which reminds you what it can be like to be single during the holidays (even though both pretty much end up in couples by the end). The American home which Kate’s character turns in looks insane and I really admire both women for doing something like a home swap, I’d definitely be pretty scared to do this. The scene when Cameron’s character goes shopping and buys all the food is exactly the kind of thing I’d do, pretending I was having a party.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
This is kind of a cheat movie as I would say it’s more of a Halloween movie but it counts as both. I’ve gone on and on about this movie before so there’s only so much I need to say about it, but that period between 31st October and 25th December is such a perfect time to watch this spooky seasonal hybrid of a movie. Everything about it makes me very happy and it’s a movie I can have on and because I know it so well I don’t have to pay so much attention as I know everything which is going to happen.
Back To The Future
While this isn’t exactly a seasonal movie but as a kid I always remember it being on TV around Christmas time so I associate it with the holiday season. I absolutely love Back to the Future (and yes even the second and third ones). The concept, especially for the time it came out, is so clever and it seems like every aspect has been thought of. Michael J Fox plays such a great character and knowing it’s inspiration for one of my favourite bands, McFly, makes it even more special.