TV/Movies- Holday Past vs. Present

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

 Christmas would not be complete without my favourite line-up of Christmas movies. Every year I watch the same movies in the following order. The best part is curling up with a hot drink and a blanket and maybe someone to cuddle with.

Home Alone 1& 2

This is my absolute favourite Christmas movie, the holidays are not complete until I have watched both 1 & 2. And yes I know there is two of them but I lump them together because they have to be watched one after the other. Don't even mention the other Home Alone movies, as far as I'm concerned they don't exist. They should have def just stopped at two! Oh Kevin Mcalister you are a genius. I mean after watching that movie didn't you all make an emergency plan in case of a robbery, no just me?
Miracle on 34th Street (1994 version)
So I know there is a 1947 version and I have no issue with older movies I enjoy them a lot like Meet Me In St. Louis, but I have to pick the 1994 version simply because it has Matilda in it. If you don't know who or what that is you did not have a childhood. I love Matilda, after seeing that movie that actress will forever be Matilda to me. She is fierce! The movies is about Santa and believing and no matter what you believe it is a feel good movie that is perfect for the Holidays.

 The Grinch

I think we have established that I love animated movies and while this one has an animated version I happen to enjoy the version with Jim Carey. He did such a good job with embodying the Grinch. This movie has everything and gives you all the feels. You go from hating him, to feeling bad for him to finally falling in love with him. It's a movie you can watch with kids or on your own.

Now we move onto the new movies these may even make my favourite line-up for Christmas movies.

The Night Before

This is a comedy about 3 friends who have been friends since childhood and meet every Christmas Eve for a night of debauchery and hilarity. This year is no exception, only since they are getting older they decide to find the most epic party ever which is the Nutcracka Ball - the Holy Grail of Christmas parties. Seth Rogan, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie star in it. Considering who is in the cast this will probably be a comedy that your man will like more than you do but it's Christmas so give it a shot you never know you may actually laugh!
I despise scary movies, but since not everyone does I have added this to my list! If having the crap scared out of you is something you enjoy and find fun then this movie is for you. I mean the poster itself is terrifying enough. I legit have to look away from the poster as I type this. So you crazy people the movie is about a little boy who has a bad Christmas and loses his Christmas spirit which unleashes the the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. I guess it could kind of be a feel good movie if you go by the description of, the only way to survive is for the family to work together and fight for each other.
 Love the Coopers
Now this is definitely a true Christmas movie it has the dysfunctional family, and the crazy antics that go on, on Christmas Eve. While there hasn't been much out about this movie and critics have panned it as not being very good I still think it's worth checking out. I don't usually agree with critics anyway. I'm not looking for some indepth emotional journey; just a fun, family oriented movie about the holidays. So if that's what you are looking for as well then check this movie out!

What are your favourite Christmas Movies? Do you have a list of movies you watch every year?