Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Blogmas #8 - My top 5 Christmas Movies


This time of year when the weather is miserable and it's cold outside, there is nothing I love more than lighting lots of candles, pouring a large glass of wine and curling up to watch a festive film. Here are a few of my favourite.



5. The Grinch
I know this is sort of a children's film, but it always has been and always will be a favourite of mine. I'm not a huge Jim Carrey fan, but in this I think he is amazing. It's a great film to watch with the whole family as, despite being a children's film, I always end up in fits of giggles (except at the end where I always get a tad emotional!).  

4. The Muppet Christmas Carol 
I have to admit I haven't watched this for ages. But I love it because it reminds me of my childhood. We would watch it every year around Christmas, curled up on the sofa eating mince pies.  

3. The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker 
Although not strictly a movie and by no means a traditional Christmas film, it is a favourite of mine and one that holds s huge amount of sentimental value. I used to be a ballet dancer and came very close to becoming a professional before it sadly made me too ill. I used to go and watch it at the theatre every year at Christmas, however it now brings back too many memories so I haven't been to watch it for years. So as a second best option, I will sometimes watch the DVD of it. That way, if I start to blub it's only my dog who sees!  

2. Love Actually 
An obvious choice I know, but that's because it is a Christmas classic! It has an epic cast and will have emotions running high. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll feel anger, sadness and joy. And I truly think they've worked every angle of love at Christmas. The good, the bad and the ugly.  

 1. The Holiday 
Not only is this number one on my Christmas movies list I think it is possibly my all time favourite film full stop. It is one of those films which restores you faith in humanity and is the perfect accompaniment to a glass of wine while snuggled on the sofa. 
A friend and I have a tradition every Christmas - we drink wine, make Christmas Fettuccine and celebrate being young and alive. If you've watched the film you will understand the reference. If you don't, then I insist you go and watch it immediately! Right this second! 



What is your all time favourite Christmas Movie? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Blogmas! X

19 comments:

  1. I think i'm one of the only people who has never seen The Holiday, I need to see it this year! Elf is my favourite, and Polar Express too! x

    Rebecca
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    1. Oh my gosh you have to watch it this year! I haven't watched the polar express but always mean to - it looks so magical. Xx

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  2. Ohhh i haven't seen some of these films before! My favourites are Miracle On 34th Street, Santa Claus and Jingle All The Way. I need to add some of these to my must watch list. xx #love2blog

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    1. I don't think I've watched any of those! I'll have to add them to my list. Xx

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  3. It's a Wonderful Life is on my list, and Elf :) I love The Holiday, must watch that again, and Love Actually is also a fave. Have to admit, I hate The Muppets (it's a puppet thing!), but my kids love it x #love2blog

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    1. The muppets has such lovely childhood memories for me, I think that's why I love it! Xx

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  4. My favourite has to be The Holiday, I watch it every year! x

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  5. Ohhh I love The Holiday, in fact I may treat myself and buy it this weekend!

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    1. It's the best for getting you in the Christmas spirit! Xx

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  6. Ahhh I totally agree, The Muppets hold so many childhood memories for me! I used to sit and watch it all the time at Christmas with my sisters :-)xx

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    1. I haven't watched it this year - looking forward to Luke being old enough for Christmas films! Xx

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  7. I've never watched the Muppets Christmas film but do love the Grinch. My all tome favourite is Miracle on 34th Street though x

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    1. Ive never watched Miracle on 34th Street but it's on my list! Xx

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  8. Love actually is one of my favourite movies!!! I love it!! I have never watched the holiday. I'll put it on my to do list for this week :)

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    1. You must! It's the most wonderful Christmas film :-) xx

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  9. I've the worst attention span so I've only ever seen the muppets! Haha. Might try the chic flicks on here I must move on from kiddie films eventually! Haha x

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  10. All great films! Mine is polar express, I love how magical it is

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  11. I've only seen The Holiday and Love Actually from that list - I think I need to up my Christmas movie watching game! x

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