This is my first non-bookish post in a while! Maybe even my first one on this blog… I’m not sure. But, it’s December and as I say at work – usually regarding my Christmas outfits – anything goes! Obviously, this post is Christmas related; it’s just about my favorite movies that I like to watch each year, rather than books.
No worries though, I have a holiday book list coming very soon.
We all have our favorite holiday movies. I never really tend to watch new ones, since I’m not much of a movie person in the first place, nor do I really like going to the cinema (even pre-covid). So I just like to enjoy my favorite ones during December and I enjoy them more so than if I watch them during other months of the year, obviously.
My Top 10 Favorite Christmas Movies
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
Obviously a classic. I used to watch this multiple times a year with my gramma and never get tired of it. I still don’t. In fact, I find it too short now.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Jim Carrey made this a comedic classic in his own way, and I can probably recite more than half the movie (or at least everything the Grinch says). I’m obsessed with this one and it’s another movie I don’t tire of, even in the other months of the year.
The Grinch (2018)
This one veers away from the classic Grinch and makes him more likeable, so it took me a while to really love the movie, but it’s still not my favorite of the three Grinches. It’s definitely more lighthearted, which is why it takes away from the original Grinch character, but I do appreciate the comedy (especially that goat screaming).
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
This film is seriously underrated. It’s got a crap score on Rotten Tomatoes, but don’t listen to them. This is a cute film and yeah, it’s probably not as good as other Christmas movies, but it’s original and that’s what earns points with me. Not sequels or remakes.
Frosty Returns (1992)
I like this one more than the original Frosty the Snowman. Why? I’d say the cat, probably. He’s a little crap and I enjoy it. But I also love that Summer Wheeze invention, plus I’m totally with the adults singing they don’t want anymore snow in the beginning. I just enjoy watching this one more than the original.
The Santa Clause (1994)
You cannot go wrong with this film. You just can’t. I love all the casting, especially Bernard, and out of all three in this series, this is obviously the best one.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
This one I’ve watched every year since I was born. Who hasn’t? It’s another classic and I just love my little misfits.
Christmas With the Kranks (2004)
Another Tim Allen film, so of course it’s a good one. Plus Jamie Lee Curtis makes the movie great as well. I love this movie, even before I read the book. In fact, I probably watched it a hundred times before I even read the book. To be fair, when it first came out I was only thirteen, and wasn’t that into reading John Grisham books.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1970)
This movie is just adorable, and it’s another classic I’ve been watching since birth. Can’t go wrong with the original origin tale of Santa Claus.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
With Linus’s famous line quoting the book of Luke from the Bible, this is one of the most famous Christmas movies out there. Plus, it’s Peanuts and who doesn’t enjoy the Peanuts gang?
So those are my top ten Christmas movies that I always enjoy watching and never get tired of. I know I’m late on this list, but I’ve been a bit too involved with my Sims worlds lately, and Christmas shopping of course. But that’s all done and my stress about the holiday is gone. Now I can enjoy these movies and get some reading done (and probably play more Sims).