It’s just 16 days to Christmas and we are in festive mood! Every year new Christmas movies get released but there are some movies I may have watched a hundred times but I never get tired of them and cannot avoid watching them once more every Christmas.
Since I don’t want to make a long and maybe boring list, I tried-really hard the truth is- to choose my top5 Christmas movies that I watch every year and I will probably keep watching forever.
5. Home Alone(2000)
It is an all time classic family comedy movie regarding an 8-year-old boy that was left behind by mistake when his family flied to Paris for their Christmas vacation. Kevin is Home Alone and he has to defend his home against not so smart burglars. There are several funny scenes regarding the ways Kevin finds in order to protect himself and in the end you might feel more sorry for the burglars than for the kid.
4. Christmas Carol(2009)
Christmas Carol is an animated film based on Charles Dickens’s classic novel starring Jim Carrey in a multitude of roles. The story is about Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old moneylender in London that hates Christmas period as he detests spending money on charity, gifts for family, or extra wedges for his employee. After the visits of three ghosts-of the past, the present and the future- in one night, Scrooge realizes the real meaning of life and changes his attitude totally.
3. The Polar Express(2004)
‘The Polar Express‘ is a Christmas fantasy film starring Tom Hanks that makes me feel like a kid again. A train full of children called ‘Polar Express’ starts a journey to the North Pole and Santa Claus’ home. Magical things happen during the whole trip in order to make little Billy believe in the magic of Christmas and hear the sound of Santa’s magic bells.
2. It’s a Wonderful Life(1946)
One of the most popular movies in American cinema, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life‘ is a must-see movie. The moment that a frustrated businessman is about to commit suicide, an angel helps him realize how important he is to his family and his beloved people by showing him how life would be without him. The film is very emotional and praises the values of family, love and faith.
1. Love Acually(2003)
‘Love Actually‘ is by far my favorite Christmas movie. It was released in 2003, I have been watching it since then every year, I know almost every single line by heart, and its soundtrack ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ becomes my ringtone every November. It is a romantic comedy that follows the lives of eight different couples in London, trying to deal with love five weeks before Christmas. My favorite story is that of Juliet (Keira Knightley), Peter and Mark and you will understand why while watching the movie. The movie starts with one of my favorite scenes: people hugging at Heathrow Airport and a voice-over saying that all the messages left by the people who died on the 9/11 planes were messages of love and not hate, concluding that love is all around us!
There are many more amazing Christmas movies that help us get into a festive atmosphere. Just watch one and let the magic begin! Till then, visit Bugscore and score your favorite Christmas movies and the leading actors in them and share your opinion with the world!
Until next time,