Yesterday I wasn’t in a very Christmassy mood, but today I am all the more so! I just saw The Nightmare Before Christmas, which is one of my favourite Christmas movies! So when I just sat down to start this blog, it got me thinking. I should make a list of my favourite Christmas movies. The ones you really must see, if not this Christmas season, then the next. Here below you can a list of 15 movies for your Christmas inspiration, in no particular order. Enjoy!
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (animated): Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.
- It’s a Wonderful Life (drama): An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
- Arthur Christmas (animated): Santa’s clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with St. Nick’s father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.
- A Christmas Carol (drama): An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve…
- Elf (comedy): After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.
- Home Alone (family): An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
- Scrooged (comedy): A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.
- Lethal Weapon (action): Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers during the Christmas season.
- Joyeux Noel (war): In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other’s way of life.
- White Christmas (musical): A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
- Gremlins (horror): A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
- A Christmas Story (family): In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
- Die Hard (action): An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (family): The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
- Miracle on 34th Street (drama): When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
Today’s advent calendars did not disappoint!
But I have to admit something guys. Something very bad! I’m not sure who today’s Harry Potter is supposed to be… If anybody , please let me know! Is it a glasses-less Harry? Or a young James? An unclear Snape? Thanks a million if you can let me know in the comments!