I’m not really one that enjoys a lot of Christmas movies. To be honest it’s been awhile since I’ve actually been in the holiday mood to do anything. Perhaps that’s why I’m pushing myself to write for Blogmas. I really want to get myself into the mood of Christmas this year, what with a new home and more space, I think I can stretch my arms and actually make it like my childhood. Sorta.
What better way than to talk about the favourite Christmas movies I enjoy watching each year.I adore Christmastime - here are my top 10 fav Christmas movies. See what made the cut. Click To Tweet
- Scrooged – 1988 with Bill Murray (Who doesn’t love him.) This is a ‘modern day’ (not so modern now, eh?) take on Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” where Frank Cross a very successful TV executive’s ambition for fortune drives away the love of his life. After he fires an employee on Christmas Eve he is visited by 3 ghosts in hopes to shape up his life.
- Love, Actually – 2003 with a whole Star studded cast. (So not going to name them all.) The dude from The Walking Dead is in this. It’s a series of lives and how they all intertwine on the days leading up to Christmas. It’s a really cute feel good movie.
- Polar Express – 2004 based upon the book loads of Tom Hank characters in this movie. I loved this book as a child and I love this story even more. It is about a boy who takes a train up to see the North Pole and Santa. Magic and happiness all around.
- Home Alone – 1990 with that one kid. (Macaulay Culkin) I watched this movie so much when I was a kid and kinda hoped that my parents would leave me behind on a vacation. (Never happened. Huff.)
- Prancer – 1989 (Dude I found out that Sam Elliot was in this movie! GET OUT!) Prancer the reindeer gets hurt and this little girl finds it. With some magic in believing Prancer gets better and … well … I won’t spoil it for you.
- A Christmas Story – 1983 (Woah the year that I was born. I’ll save you the trouble peeps – I’m old.) Who hasn’t seen this classic? I mean the leg… the LEG! Plus the chance that some kid named Ralphie may or may not shoot his eye out. Side note: When the kid shows out fudge I seriously couldn’t figure out why THAT was such a bad word. Like, I said it all the time when I was a kid.
- The Santa Clause – 1994 (Okay after writing all these dates down I’ve finally realized how old I am. Geez I should stop writing down dates.) With Tim Allen – not to be confused with Tim Curry though that would be awesome too. Tim’s character Scott accidently kills a dude in a Santa suit and magically gets taken to the North Pole. Chaos ensues and a teaching moment for the ex-wife is learned.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas – 1965 This classic is amazing and it never gets old ever. The music and the little kid dancing (which I act out all the time) are the best. Linus’ speech is fantastic and that poor little tree that Charlie finds is so cute.
- Jingle All the Way – 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a man trying to make it up to his family (mainly his son) with the hottest toy on the market. (Very materialistic, but it’s Arnold so it’s amusing.) *Cue the Arnold cry.*
- Die Hard – 1988 with Bruce Willis (one of my favs), okay, so there is little to do with Christmas in this story – but hey it’s a classic. You can’t mess with a classic. Plus off it’s something nice that Travis can watch and enjoy. Beat cop comes out to see estranged wife only to be locked in a building with terrorist. Guns a blazing and bombs go flying – mother fu%^&#$. (You know the saying.)