As Christmas is just around the corner and I certainly don’t want to think of studying right now, I suppose it’s the perfect time to list some Christmas movies that are (or were) inevitable for me to watch every year. By ‘inevitable’ I mean that these films don’t necessarily have an outstanding plot or special visual style but that they are still enjoyable and need to be watched over and over again. Either because of the time of the year -such as now being Christmas- or because they are personal to me, for example they may contain some childhood nostalgia. Anyway, here are some of the films that are good for contributing to the Christmas mood!
Love Actually (2003)
Good old Love Actually… Now that I have grown up, this is the film that needs to be watched every year. I guess I could say that this is the ‘home-alone-for-adults’. I love all the storylines, some of them are quite touching. The only side effect of the film is humming Bill Nighy’s song “Christmas is All Around” for two days after watching it…
The Holiday (2006)
Another romantic comedy which takes place around the holidays. I really like the basic idea of the film: two women switching homes and getting a glimpse into a whole different lifestyle. Of course the plot is predictable, but that’s all right; we all want a happy ending to these kind of films, right?
Four Christmases (2008)
It’s not a top rated movie but it doesn’t mean that it cannot be enjoyed. I mean, sometimes we need to watch simple, lighthearted films just to switch off. For a light entertainment, Four Christmas is sutiable; it is about visiting four disfunctioning families at Christmas. I love films that have crazy and weird families in them! (The bests are Little Miss Sunshine, Meet the Parents and Silver Linings Playbook. Definitely.)
Home Alone (1990)
I don’t think this film needs any explanation, at all. Thoguh I don’t watch it anymore, I used to, especially the second part which we still have on VHS. (I am aware of the fact that I’m probably the last person who owns a VHS in 2015 but if I’m not the only one, do let me know in the comments so that I can stop feeling a weirdo about it.) In Hungary it is displayed on television each and every year; there is just no Christmas without it.
So these are the films that had to be watched when I was a kid and the ones that have to be watched now. It’s just nice to curl up on the sofa and get into the Christmas mood by watching these adorable films. (And not yet thinking about the forthcoming essays.) If you have any other items on your Christmas movie list, let me know! Until the next post, Merry Christmas everyone!