• 4 Christmas Films To Watch


    “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”


    We’re creeping ever so slowly closer to Christmas morning, and while in past years I would start watching Christmas films from the 1st of December…this year I haven’t watched a single one yet! I know I’m shocked at myself as well. While this year I’ve been watching more TV Christmas Specials especially Gavin & Stacey, Call The Midwife and Dr. Who Christmas films never fail to put me in the Christmas spirit…something I’m seriously lacking this year.

    If you read yesterdays post (5 Christmas Makeup Essetials) you’ll know that I’m doing my own countdown to Christmas with a blog post a day…all of which are going to be full of Christmas related content.

    Elf

    An absolute classic Christmas film, and while it’s 14 years old I don’t think it’ll ever not be a classic. The story of Buddy is one that will pull at your heartstrings, while simultaneously making you laugh. I don’t believe that it’s Christmas time until I’ve watched Elf…and I typically watch it on the 23rd of December, don’t ask me why that specific date, it’s just something I do. Here’s a short synopsis of the film just in case you’ve never seen it;

    “Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.”

    The Greatest Store In The World

    You’ve probably never heard of this Christmas film, it’s not really a popular or well-known one…but it’s a film I absolutely adore. Sure it’s aimed at a younger audience (the first time I saw it was on CBBC), but it’s probably one of my favourites ever. As someone that has always wanted to spend the night in a department store (such as Harrods or Selfridges), this fulfills that part of me slightly. While it didn’t have the biggest budget, it still brings Christmas cheer into play and leaves you feeling all warm and cozy inside.

    “After their van home explodes, a mother (Dervla Kirwan) and her two girls secretly move into a department store, but a security man is suspicious.”






    Love Actually

    Love Actually, is hands down my all-time favourite Christmas film, and while I’ve held off watching it this year since Sam and I are planning on watching it Boxing Day…it has been a struggled. This film probably has the best cast imaginable, and the fact that there are so many different storylines just makes it constantly exciting to watch…although I’m not sure I can pick a favourite storyline though. Christmas isn’t Christmas without Love Actually!

    “Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.”


    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Is it a Christmas film or a Halloween film? Who knows! I just watch it on both occasions…as well as all year round. I absolutely adore Tim Burton films, and this has to be up towards the top of the list. Jack and Sally are one of the cutest couples in Disney’s history…they’re just absolutely perfect together. If you’re not a fan of typically Christmas films, I’d definitely say to give this one a watch, since it’s got a spooky twist on Christmas…without being scary.

    “The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.”

    With only 4 days until the big day, you can watch one of my film recommendations a day…the perfect countdown. Don’t forget the hot chocolate and cosy blankets as well. Or if you’re like me you’ll watch a couple of Christmas films all year round, there’s just something about them that never fails to put me in a great mood.

    What’s your favourite Christmas film?

    Love you lots like jelly tots x


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    All photos within this post were taken by myself on my Olympus Pen E-PL7 in natural lighting. They were then edited on Photoshop CC 2015 and VSCO.
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