I LOVE Christmas Movies! They are so much fun and definitely get you in the Christmas Spirit. However, while the 25 days of Christmas lineup from ABC Spark is great, sometimes you might want to watch something that doesn’t SCREAM Christmas (like Elf “SANTA!! SANTA!!! I KNOW HIM!!”), but instead whispers it softly in the background. That’s where these movies come in. Hope you enjoy watching them as much as I do 🙂
1. Edward Scissorhands
The Christmas-ness of this movie is definitely subtle. But you get the decorations and preparations for Christmas, and the magic of the first snow fall. It’s really a beautiful movie.
2. When Harry Met Sally
I would put this movie in a few lists like this one. Movies to watch in Autumn, Movies to watch at New Years, and yes, Movies to watch at Christmas. It’s got everything, and you get to see Christmastime in New York City, which would be a dream for me to actually go there for. Plus, the musical stylings of Harry Connick, Jr. You really can’t go wrong with this one.
3. Mean Girls
Jingle Bell Rock, Two for you Glen Coco, you go Glen Coco! None for Gretchen Wieners, Bye! Just watch it. AND It’s on Netflix, so you can watch it right now 😉
4. Little Women
This was one of my favourite books and movies growing up, but specifically the movie with Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, and Kirsten Dunst. There is a beautiful part of the movie that specifically happens at Christmas, where this little family who has so little, gives what they do have to another family who has even less. It really shows the true meaning of Christmas in my opinion.
5. Just Friends
This movie is a little more obvious about the Christmas theme, because it’s set at Christmas and the premise is that Ryan Reynolds’ character is at home for Christmas. But I think that it doesn’t really count as a traditional “Christmas Movie” simply because the fact that it’s Christmas is so secondary to everything else that is going on. There are Christmas Carols, decorations, family, etc… but it’s not the main event. Plus, Anna Faris is in it, and she’s hilarious. This one is also on Netflix.
6. The Harry Potter series
There is a Christmas part of each of these movies (if I remember correctly), and when the first few came out, they came out around Christmastime. I always associate the Harry Potter movie series with Christmas because they came out in November/December. Plus, they’re just really good. Do we need another excuse to watch Harry Potter? I didn’t think so.
7. Bridget Jones Diary
How could I have forgotten about Bridget? A lot of what happens happens at Christmas, but the movie is so much more than that! I spent a lot of times in my teens watching this movie and reading the books. I love it 🙂
What are your favourite non-traditional Christmas movies?