Friday, 6 December 2019

12 Days of Christmas: The Must Watch Movies For The Festive Season

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It's the first proper weekend of December, which means we have all the excuses to snuggle up on the sofa with hot chocolate and popcorn to watch all the Christmas movies you desire. This is probably one of my favourite pastimes. I get so excited to just rewatch all the movies I love that make me feel warm and happy. If you don't know where to start, then I've got you sorted with the round-up of my must watch movies for the festive season!


Home Alone 1 & 2: 
You cannot have Christmas without these two classics. These are the only two in the franchise that I watch, purely because they are the best. I usually like to start the festive season with these because they are definitely my favourites and you can’t help but laugh, even if you’ve watched them 100+ times like me.


Love Actually: 
The British Christmas classic that should be on every ultimate Christmas movie list. With the ensemble cast, you can’t say no to this one. Plus it’s full of all the love and Hugh Grant dancing – a winner. Also, I know I know Mark was an arse for telling Juliet he loves her, even though she was married to his best friend Peter, but that whole cue card scene was cute okay. Oh, and as much as I love Alan Rickman, I still don’t forgive him for breaking Emma Thompson’s heart. That was stone cold.


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Elf: 
Do I need to explain this one? It’s pure child fun and I love it. Buddy the Elf is my Christmas spirit animal, full of excitement, loves the season far too much, over-decorates. Yep, me in a nutshell.



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Last Christmas: 
A new one, but already a classic for me. I loved this movie so much. I went and saw it the day it came out, that’s how excited I was for it. I mean hello, it has my one true queen Khaleesi, Emilia Clarke, and the handsomest Asian, Henry Golding – how can you resist? Their chemistry is so beautiful in this movie and I have told everyone to go and watch it. Plus its full of Wham! music – an instant win. 


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The Holiday: 
Okay if Jude Law and his sweet character in this film isn’t enough to get you to watch this, or how relatable Kate Winslet as Iris is, then I don’t know what will. Other than me telling you. This movie is just great, super feel good and full of love. Like all Christmas movies but whatever.  Plus both women have epiphanies about shitty men, I'm always down for that. Oh and Jasper was an arse, ugh. 

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The Holiday Calendar: 
Okay it's one of those "so bad it's good" Christmas movies on Netflix that you will complain about but watch with pure joy anyway. In case you haven't seen it, since it only came out last year, Kat Graham plays Abby who gets a magical advent calendar from her Grandfather that basically predicts the outcomes of her day. It's about love and finding out what you really want in life. It's cheesy and cute and I can't say no, therefore it's on my list.


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The Princess Switch: 
Another cheesy Netflix film that is so badly good. It's a little Parent Trap situation where Vanessa Hudgens plays a baker from Chicago and a soon-to-be Princess of "Belgravia". When they meet during a baking competition, they switch places for a few days only to love their alternate life more - and the men in it. Another one of love and completely unrealistic outcomes, you can't miss it. 


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The Santa Clause Franchise: 
Three films of Tim Allen being Santa - you can't say no. I love these films, I just think they are so sweet and magical. It brings out the inner kid in you, which none of us can resist at this time of year. I'd go for all three in one go - good for a Sunday afternoon.


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The Grinch: 
Who can resist this Dr. Seuss classic with Jim Carrey? I still love the jokes in this one, they still make me laugh like a loon. Also, I'll end up doing impressions of him for the next few days. Plus the Grinch is a huge mood for most of us at times.


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Christmas With The Kranks: 
Another hilarious Tim Allen movie with Jamie Lee Curtis, where the most Christmassy couple decide to "skip Christmas" to go on a cruise instead and it all gets a bit chaotic. I'm not sure whether people like this one or not, but I find myself watching it every year so it's on my list!


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Four Christmases:
Resse Witherspoon & Vince Vaughn were not a couple I ever expect on screen together, but they are so hilarious in this one. It’s all about family, relationships and outright craziness. It’s too good to not miss. 

There you have it! I mean there's a good amount to get through and if you finish these in one weekend, well then you are a true sloth like me. What are your favourite Christmas movies? Have I left any really good ones of this list? I probably have, knowing me because there's too many to keep up with! Well I know what I'm doing this weekend, what about you? 

Lots of Love & Christmas Cheer, 

Emily xx

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