Put on a fire, pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa, and pop in your favorite Christmastime movie--'tis the season to be jolly. Did your favorites make the list?
1. “Love Actually”: This is just one of my all time favorite movies ever. Anytime you put together a bunch of Britain’s elite, you just can’t go wrong. It’s funny, it’s warm, and I watch it all year round. Plus, Colin Firth is in it—need I say more?
2. “The Holiday”: The only two people missing in “Love Actually,” that would have made it the absolute, ultimate film, were Kate Winslet and Jude Law. Kate is ace. Jude is…well, Jude is Jude. I just love the friendship that develops between Kate’s character, Iris, and Eli Wallach’s character, Arthur Abbott.
3. “White Christmas”: The ultimate Christmas film. Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen, and an Irving Berlin set list—it’s an American classic. I feel like it isn’t Christmas without a little tradition, and “White Christmas” is a Christmas standard.
4. “Holiday Inn”: This is the movie that the song “White Christmas” first appeared in. You can’t watch “White Christmas” without watching “Holiday Inn.” Bing Crosby’s velvety voice and Fred Astaire’s fanciful footwork—it’s Christmas magic.
5. “Charlie Brown Christmas”: Is it even Christmas without Charlie Brown?
6. “Home Alone”: Who doesn’t want to watch a kid craftily take down a couple of burglars?
7. “The Snowman”: A short, made for TV cartoon film that will move grown men to tears.
8. “Elf”: BUDDY!!! “I just like to smile, smiling’s my favorite.” You’d have to be a cotton headed ninny muggins not to love this one.
9. “Jingle All The Way”: My brother and I used to watch this all the time. Next to “Kindergarten Cop,” I’d say this was one of his best films. Plus, it’s The Governator and Sinbad, anyone else think that’s pretty funny?
10. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”: The original 1966 cartoon, not the Jim Carrey one. The Jim Carrey one scares me a bit, well, his make-up and costume do. Although it’s nice to look back on Taylor Momsen’s cute days. Still, it’s not Christmas without Whoville, now is it?
BIG LOVE & HUGS