So far this year I have watched a lot of b- made for TV christmas movies. Which is fun. But it`s basically just a warm up for the real game. Which will include, but is definitely not limited to, these movies!
Probably the most heartwarming and childhood defining movie of all time! I can honestly say that I have never had more nightmares about anything than the Grinches creepy smile (at the age of four, chill), yet it never put me off the movie, so it`s obviously amazing. If you haven`t seen this movie yet, then what are you waiting for? Leave this post right now and don`t come back until you have. Live your best life! Honestly though, the Grinch is based on the Dr.Seuss story/book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and is narrated so. It is about a grinch who grew up in whoesville feeling like an outcast and left for the mountains, becoming an urban legend. He then returns when an adorable girl named “Cindy Lou Who” convinces him to come accept a reward from the mayor, his rival. After the stressing ceremony, he decides to ruin their Christmas by stealing all their presents and Christmas ornaments and trees with his trusty sidekick- his dog Max. If this isn’t enough to convince you: Cindy Lou Who is played by Taylor Momsen!
“The Smile”. Now gives me sort of creepy tinder guy selfie vibes tbh.
Momsen av Cindy. Basically a 1980 child beauty pagent contestant.
Love Actually is cool and all, but I am forever team “The Holiday”. There is just something about this “American-British” best of both worlds things that I really love. And the actors (Cameron Diaz, Judd Law, Kate Winslet and Jack Black) are all just so funny and amazing. I love how the whole movie is built on obvious contrasts and defining similarities. For those of you who haven`t seen it, it`s basically “Rich american with guy problems swaps houses with small town brit with guy problems, both are totally into local guy”. FTR: If you haven`t seen Love Actually, you really should chech that one out as well.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Obviously being human and all I do love the whole “The Santa Clause”-trilogy and I do tend to marathon them every year, but this one is my absolute favorite. All of them are filled with holiday spirit and give me a glimpse of that Christmas joy I felt as a child since the movie is literally taking place on the North Pole. This one is the funniest because it has all of the classic legend characters (like Mother Nature and The Tooth Fairy), most importantly “Jack Frost” which is angry because he does not have his own holiday and tries to steal Christmas. With his sympatic and charismatic personality he sort of gives of the vibes of a Kim Possible villain. Basically, he`s hilarious.
A Diva`s Christmas Carol
I love this movie for many reasons. Partly because the main character portrayed by one of the coolest and most beautiful actors of all time, Vanessa Williams (AKA Wilhelmina Slater from Ugly Betty, AKA girl power personified). Also because this character is super relatable. Colored diva who only cares about money and success. I don`t want to say me but… *raises hand only partly with shame*. Basically this movie is a modern (well year 2000) remake of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”, but instead of a business man it`s a famous popstar.
Vince Vaughn as the black bitter sheep of the Clause family? Yes, please. Beautiful, relatable, hilarious. Yes, Elf is super funny. But is it “Fred Clause” funny? No.
Anyways, here are a list of my favorite generic christmas movies. Closer to Christmas, when I write about my traditions, I`ll also include the movies we watch here in Norway on Christmas morning (which is the 24th for us).
What movies do you watch every year around christmas?