Hey everyone, how are you?
I am really excited that Christmas is fast approaching, it is without a doubt my favourite time of the year and over the next month you can expect to see a lot of Christmassy posts!
I love Christmas. I love gift-giving, the cosy-ness that comes with the cold, I love the spirit, the time I spend with my family and the unity and community that it brings. I’m not at all religious (the opposite I’m an atheist) but it really is the best time of the year!
Now you all know that I like to post quite regularly anyway, but in the Advent spirit I will therefore be posting a Christmas post every working day in the run up to Christmas and abandoning my normal posts until the New Year!
I don’t know about you, but I’m really nosey and I love finding out what everyone’s traditions and Festive favourites are, so I thought that over the next few weeks I would share my traditions, tips and Christmas must have’s.
So today I thought that we would start with my favourite Christmas films! I love watching a Christmas film and I thought that this would make the perfect first post!
I don’t know if you agree with me, but they don’t seem to make Christmas films like they used to and I hate it when they play these films in the summer, or any other time of the year that isn’t Christmas! I love watching these in the build it, it signals that Christmas is indeed on its way!
So here are my top five Christmas movies (in reverse order)….
Growing up this was my absolute favourite and I loved watching this with my family on Christmas Eve. I was one of those naught children that would stay up as late as possible (ok ok I still do this) but this was a highlight of my night! My traditions changed when I was about 11 (more than this to come) but my love for this film remains. Magical.
I am a massive fan of the comedy actors such as Woody Allen and he is a dream in these funny films. Light hearted, fun and extremely Christmassy I love these to this day. Watching the second of the series in the cinema on Christmas Eve actually started a Page tradition and is one that we still keep to this day.
Believe it or not, this was one of the first ever films that I saw in the cinema and I can still remember the excitement it brought. It is such a beautiful story, and mixed with the humour that it offers, it is a beautiful Christmas movie.
I’m guessing this is the most predictable, because truthfully these films never age. I must admit that I am a fan of 1 and 2 and not of 3, but nonetheless I really look forward to bringing these out in December. Funny, and heart warming, this was my number one for a long time!
Home Alone was finally beaten in 2004 when I saw this wonderful film with my family. For me it’s the ultimate Christmas film, but it’s also special because of the Christmas excitement and memories that it evokes! I first watched this in the cinema with my family on Christmas Eve and that has now become a firm tradition, this is put on after Christmas Eve tea, every year. It’s one I never get bored off.
What are your favourite Christmas films?