Blogmas Day 9 : Christmas Movies

What better way to get in the mood for the festive season by sticking on a Christmas film? I absolutely LOVE them! I always found it hard to find Christmas movies but now Netflix has absolutely loads of them which is amazing!

I’ve honestly watched so many Christmas films already this year. Christmas24 is my favourite channel right now! But if I had to narrow it down, these are my 5 all time favourites.

 

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The Holiday

SO SO stereotypical eh? But how can you not. It’s soooo good! The most amazing cast. Makes me so cosy.

Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmas time after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realises that the imminent return home may end the relationship.

 

 

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Love Actually

You can’t not like Love Actually. It’s just so so incredible and uhhhh, makes you laugh and cry all at once.

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.

 

 

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Miracle on 34th Street

I only watched this last year for the first time, how embarrassing, I know! And I had just visited NYC in November so I just had to watch it. It’s so magical and I just love Santa.

Six-year-old Susan Walker Β is sceptical of the Christmas myth surrounding Santa Claus, a trait she perhaps learned from her mother, Dorey. When tasked with hiring the Santa who will pose with kids at Macy’s, Dorey enlists a man with the curious name of Kris Kringle who claims to be Santa himself. His assertions are met with scoffs and threats of institutionalisation, but a young lawyer, along with Susan and Dorey, comes to his defence.

 

 

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Elf is definitely everybody’s favourite. I absolutely love how excited Buddy gets and it definitely makes me so much more excited for Christmas.

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results

 

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Four Christmases

I had never heard of this film before but came across it on Netflix. I absolutely loved it – was so so funny!

When their plans for an exotic vacation fall apart, unmarried couple Brad (Vince Vaughn) and Kate (Reese Witherspoon) must spend Christmas Day trudging around to a quartet of family get-togethers. While Brad counts the hours till he can escape the onslaught of crazy relatives, Kate begins to wonder about her own choices and ponders whether her family members are so crazy after all.

 

 

What are your favourite Christmas films? I’d love to watch some more!

16 sleeps!

Much love,

Louise

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