If you need some movies to get you into the Holiday season, here are my top five picks ~ one for each day left till Christmas.
Love Actually (2003): This is one of my favorite movies of all time – and it was set around Christmas. It’s one of those movies where there’s a bunch of separate stories but all the characters are somehow connected. There’s the platonic love, the secret crush, the stale marriage, the familial love, and of course — romantic love that pulls at your heartstrings.
Millions (2004): I saw this one back in the day with my favorite cousin and kid brother at the artsy theater in town. Another story about the what’s really important in life, and like Love Actually, it’s not really a Christmas movie but a movie set around Christmas time. It even has appearances from everyone’s favorite Catholics saints like St. Peter and St. Francis of Assisi.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966): A classic. It rhymes and has the best character designs.
A Christmas Story (1983): “You’ll shot your eye out!” A classic story to reminds us about a time when we still asked Santa Claus for what we wanted for Christmas.
A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992): Everyone knows this Dickens story but what better way to revisit it than with Jim Henson’s muppets and sing-a-long songs.