Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Katelin's Holiday Film Festival.

So way back in the day I posted about the movies I watch that always get me in the Halloween spirit. However, I realized that I have never shared my list of movies that always help get me in the Christmas spirit. And everyone needs some Christmas spirit every now and then, so here we go.
Love Actually

So it doesn't really have to be Christmas for me to want to watch this movie because it's one of my all time favorites but I love watching it around Christmastime nonetheless. All the stories make me laugh, make me cry, make me happy and ah I just love it.

Home Alone


I can't even count how many times I've watched this movie since I was a kid, it always makes me laugh. And really Macualay Culkin was one seriously cute kid. And the end when everyoen comes home for Christmas always makes me a wee bit teary

The Holiday


A more recent addition to my Christmastime movie viewing but I LOVE this movie. The plot is quite predictable but the humor and the characters (hello I love Kate Winslet) are great and the story is just so cute! And I love Jude Law's daughters in the movie and just ah, this movie is just cute.
It's a Wonderful Life


It's true, I have a crush on Jimmy Stewart. I also have a crush on black and white films and this one is one of my favorites. Although I only first saw it a couple years ago I love it and it has turned into a Christmas Eve viewing tradition and it makes me so happy. The story has such good message and it's just such a Christmas classic.

Miracle on 34th Street


Another Christmas classic. This movie is just so cute and makes me want to believe in Santa Clause forever and ever.


So those are my Christmas movies, the ones I watch every year. Do you have certain movies you watch every Christmas? Let me know!



happy wednesday!

20 comments:

Matt said...

huh. I have never heard of the Holiday...

I think I am one of the few remaining Jack Black fans in the world.

And Cameron Diaz? Yum.

Chrissy said...

Have to agree w/Matt. I haven't heard of The Holiday... will have to check it out...

Mrs.Ballou said...

I have never seen Love Actually, I am going to have to rent it this week. You're like the 5th person I've heard mention it this week. :)

Allie O. said...

I was just saying I need a movie pack with Love Actually and The Holiday. Just add cocoa for a perfect evening.

EP said...

You've named some of my favorite Christmas movies! I adore all those, and I've recently added some older movies to the list, like Holiday Inn and White Christmas.

And Christmas Vacation is always a classic in our home.

San said...

I love THE HOLIDAY! One of the movies I own on DVD!

I don't care much for Cameron Diaz, but Kate Winslet (!), Jude Law and Jack Black are awesome! :)

Mrs Soup said...

Okay, we seriously need to be BFFs, because Love, Actually is my all time favorite. Not just at Christmas either. One of the very few movies I've gone out and bought the very day it comes out on DVD. And The Holiday is amazing.

For us, White Christmas and Die Hard are the ones we have to watch for Christmas to really be here. We have a sleepover at my parent's house on Christmas Eve and watch those two and play Apples to Apples. I love the holidays!

michelle said...

love actually is one of my favorite movies. i love colin firth and his awkwardness... my christmas musts are how the grinch stole christmas and a christmas story. my mom's cousin teases me about the grinch so i usually make her watch it twice :p

Amanda said...

All of the above. The Holiday is one of my favorite movies anytime and one of the ones I re-watch the most often.

Also, I love Elf! And Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail. I don't know if they're technically Christmas movies, but I really like to watch them over the holidays! :)

Katie cat said...

A reminder that I need to see Love, Actually. I've always wanted to see it!

And can you believe I have never seen Miracle on 34th Street? hmmm I walk down it all the time...

Allison M. said...

yes to Love Actually!


I don't have to be in Christmas mode either.

ria said...

i really want to see love actually

jenniferalaine said...

Love actually is one of my favorite movies OF ALL TIME

Bayjb said...

Oh man I always forget about Home Alone!!! I love Love Actually and a Christmas Story. Those two are my faves

Nanette said...

Love Actually is fantabulous! As is Elf!

sarah marie p said...

I Love "Love Actually" and "The Holiday"! Sooo cute! And you gotta watch "Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Scrooged"!

Erin W said...

It's a Wonderful Life! Love that movie - except for the little girl's voice, something about it just makes me irrationally annoyed.
My other faves: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Mr. Bean Christmas, Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph, Muppet's Family Christmas, and a little-known one called Claymation Christmas.

Veronica said...

Coming out of lurkdom here, but i agree those movies are awesome!

amanda said...

i'm on the exact same page with you on all these movies! all great quality flicks.

Bogart in P Towne said...

Is it weird that Donna Reid is on my Desert Island Five...no really she is.

Along with Queen Alyssa Milano, Elle MacPherson, Audrey Hepburn and Charlize Theron...

Hooray for Donna Reid and Its A Wonderful Life!!!