It’s already December, the first snow has fallen which means the holidays are near. It’s time to get out the Christmas sweater, decorate the house, pop some popcorn, cuddle under a blanket and watch a good movie. Here are my 8 movie recommendations for the Christmas season!
1. A Christmas Carol
I am sure everyone knows the story of Scrooge and the three ghosts of Christmas. There are at least hundred movie adaptations of the classic novel by Charles Dickens, however, the one I like most is the animated version from 2009 with Jim Carrey. The animation and the special effects are breathtaking and I believe Robert Zemeckis really managed to give the old story a fresher look in the distinctive style of Disney.
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
It is quite debatable whether this is a Halloween or a Christmas movie, but I really like it that’s why I’m including it in this list. Plus, let’s be honest, the king of Halloweentown discovering the meaning of Christmas is pretty festive, despite all the monsters.
3. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Throughout the year the Grinch surely has become one of the symbols of Christmas and watching this movie I can see why. I must admit I have only seen the remake with Jim Carrey (I really like his acting!), but nevertheless the story it tells is incredible and would appeal to everyone from children to elders.
Since Christmas time is all about spending time with the people you love, namely your friends and family, here’s another movie that people of all ages love. “Elf” is about a human boy raised by Santa’s elves that goes on a quest to find his real family. It’s incredibly funny and I guarantee it will make you laugh until you cry.
5. About a Boy
Normally I am not a big fan of movies in the drama genre, this is one of the exceptions. The story is a bit stereotypical for the genre, an adult is being taught important life lessons from a child, but it’s really heartwarming and has something for everyone: romance, a pinch of comedy and a lot of eye-opening messages.
6. The Santa Clause
A man accidentally kills Santa and has to take his place. Sounds a bit dark, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. If anything this movie is the complete opposite of dark. It’s one of the most hilarious Christmas flicks and perfect to watch with the whole family on a movie night over the festive season.
7. Polar Express
This movie fills my heart with joy and warmth literally every time I watch it. A boy taking a magical train and going on an adventure to the North Pole during which he learns about friendship, bravery and believing in wonders. If isn’t the true spirit of Christmas, I don’t know what is.
8. Home Alone
Would Christmas even be real without it? To me and probably to a lot other people this is more than just a movie. Kevin being accidentally left alone in the house has became a Christmas tradition.
Those were my Christmas movie recommendations! I hope you have time to enjoy them over the holidays.