Woohoo! Christmas is coming. I love Christmas. One of the best things is watching cheesy, corny Christmas films. Yes, I love it! Can’t get enough of them. I have my favourites, though. Here are my top 5, in no particular order:
A Muppets Christmas Carol.
Ever since this came out in 1992 I have watched it each year religiously. The best part about watching it now is that they’ve cut out the terrible song in the middle of the film that we all used to fast forward through anyway. I know all the other songs off by heart, all to Rob’s dismay. “There goes mister humbug, there goes mister grim. If they gave a prize for being mean, the winner would be him…”
I started watching this at Christmas time upon the suggestion of my Brother. It honestly had never occurred to me that this was, in fact, a Christmas film. I love how the individual stories are all somehow intertwined. I always yell at the TV when she doesn’t turn her phone on silent. Just turn the phone on silent! It will be the first viewing since Alan Rickman died this year, we’ll see if I can get through without crying. (unlikely).
It’s A Wonderful Life
This is, without a doubt, mine and Rob’s favourite film to watch together at Christmas time, traditionally on Christmas Eve. What a wonderful reminder, that no matter how shitty the year has been, life is precious. I’ll be crying at the end of this one too. “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.” Classic.
Home Alone 1
To me, number 1 is where it’s at. The original and the best. “Keep the change you filthy animal!” Oh, the satisfaction of watching Kevin McCallister get the bad guys. I also enjoy the soundtrack and can’t shake the image of Macaulay Culkin’s face screaming in the mirror whenever I hear “White Christmas.”
I love Bill Murray. Not like romantic love, but Dad-like love if you know what I mean? The combination of slapstick and whitty humour in this film never fails to put a smile on my face. I’m laughing already thinking about Bill being kicked in the nuts by the ghost of Christmas present. Hers is the standout performance in my opinion.
What are your favourite Christmas films to watch over the holidays?