This weekend the weather was rubbish, I was exhausted and all I wanted was a cuddle from my Mum. Of course, the only cure for feeling like this is to binge watch as many hours of film and TV you can fit into the space of 48 hours. Because it’s Christmas and I am doing blogmas, I decided to stray away from my beloved Parks and Recreation box set in order to watch some good old Christmas films.
I’m going to try my best to make this post a little different because I know the majority of people’s favourite films are the same.
I have so many memories of watching films from when I was younger and off school pretending to be sick so I could sit and watch Christmas TV all day. The one problem is, I can barely remember the names to any of them! Anyway, here we go.
- The Santa Clause (Not to be confused with Santa Clause: The Movie).
This has always been my favourite Christmas film of all time. It was what truly kept me believing in Santa for all those years so it holds many a dear memories. I also love how we have totally taken Bernard the Elf’s style in wearing baker boy hats and berets!
Of course this has to be somewhere on top of the list because it’s one of the most significant seasonal films of all time. And as shocking as this may be, I saw it for the first time last year! As a child I always preferred the really tacky Christmas films but now I’m older (obviously not at heart) I appreciate the beauty of Christmas in New York a bit more.
- Home Alone 1 & 2
Every single time the Home Alone music starts up, I cry. Every. Time. As a family we have always loved watching these films together. When we went to New York we even went to some of the filming locations. It just reminds me of sitting in my living room, the fire on, with my Mum, Dad, brother and Grandma eating celebrations. The best kind of films are ones that bring back memories.
- Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
This isn’t a Christmas film as such but it’s always on at Christmas so I thought I would mention it. Mr Magorium always reminds me of this one time I was home sick from school (this time I was actually sick) and me and my Mum were both cuddled under my duvet on the sofa in the dark and I just remember feeling all warm and fuzzy inside – maybe it was just the virus but it still makes me happy.
- The Ultimate Christmas Present
So you might not have heard of this one, I happened to see it one year on the Disney Channel (this was probably only like 2 years ago, I’m still a huge kid at heart hehe). I’ve never seen anyone put it on their favourite film list so I’m assuming it’s not very popular, or people just couldn’t take how unbelievably cringey it is. But in the light of the festive season, it’s a pretty cute film and I enjoyed it!
- Mickey’s Christmas Carol
This is just a short film, it’s only about 20 minutes but they might be the most emotional 20 minutes of your life. I first saw this last year
with my ex boyfriend who we do not talk about . I don’t even care that it holds memories because it is just such an adorable film. I intend on showing this to my children every year on Christmas eve as a tradition when I’m older.
If you have any other suggestions please comment them! I’m going to have a lot of time on my hands when I go home on Friday.
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Hugs and wishes,