My top 5 – Christmas movies

It’s time for my favorite season!? It’s officially Christmas!! I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am! It’s my favorite holiday for lots of reasons, one of them is of course the holiday movies. So I thought i’d make a list with my top 5. Christmas movies are best enjoyed during the dark hours, curled up in a cozy blanket (or blankets), with either a cup of tea or a hot chocolate with cinnamon & whipped cream. Just sayin’

The holiday! Sometimes all you need is a holiday, away from everything familiar. You can probably relate right? 2 women from different sides of the ocean has the exact same idea. Soon after they both swap homes with each other for a short period of time. While they’re thinking that they’re running away from love, drama and problems back home. They have no idea what awaits them at their new ”home”.

Home Alone! I’m just gonna let the title speak for itself on this one. I haven’t seen it for a while but I loved this movie a lot as a kid and if you haven’t seen it i’d put it on my watchlist!

Little Kevin gets left behind when his family leaves to go celebrate Christmas abroad. Unfortunately that’s not all Kevin has to worry about as he soon realizes he might not be that alone after all.

The Santa Clause! This is a great movie filled with laughter & hilarious moments. Being Santa isn’t always the easiest job in the world, especially when you don’t even believe in him. Poor Scott Calvin accidentally causes the death of a man in a Santa suit and then find himself in the North Pole where an Elf explains that he has to fill in the spot and become the new Santa before the next Christmas arrives.

Scott wakes up the next day thinking it was all a dream, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe Santa isn’t a myth after all.. and maybe Scott has a lot of work to do.

The Grinch! I think we all know this one! It’s a classical, It’s on TV on Christmas eve every year around 6-7am and I usually watch it together with my family, or even sometimes on my own! Can you really call it Christmas without the grinch?  The movie is made from one of Dr. Seuss stories with the same name. He was a genius when it came to writing children books mixed with humor and a valuable lesson.

Even though I believe most people have seen this or at least know what’s it about (hint; Christmas) i’ll do a quick recap! In the little Town named Whoville every who enjoyed celebrating Christmas with joy, except for one of their residents. This resident was the Grinch (played by Jim Carrey) and he hated Christmas! After the Grinch saves the 6-year old Cindy Lou in the post office after a tragic incident, she gets determined that everyone deserves a joyful Christmas, even Mr.Grinch. She makes it her mission to get the Grinch to celebrate Christmas with them but it’s not as easy as it seems. Soon even she discovers that he has a tragic past. 

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas! A genious movie made by my favorite director & producer. When he made this movie in 1993 it was a stop-motion animated dark fantasy film, completely made from still pictures, clay figures and a lot of patience. Simply his art in making simple clay figures come to life amazes me. 

The movie tells a story of Jack Skellington, a resident in Halloween Town who stumbles through a portal to Christmas town in his search for inspiration for next Halloween. He gets an idea to bring Christmas in to his Halloween Town but it’s not as easy as it seems. It’s a musical so expect the characters to break out in song quite often! 

 

And I was only gonna pop these 5 in but then I remembered one movie I always watch on TV around Christmas, and I have watched it ever since it came out when I was a little girl! Personally I think it’s a very cute movies that reminds you that family isn’t always necessarily your blood relatives. I loved Winnie the Pooh as a kid.

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