Part of me dreads Christmas, solely because it means that winter is just beginning and temperatures are going to continue to drop over the next few months. I'm just not made for New England weather.
December itself isn't so bad, what with all the holiday parties and baking cookies (hooray for warm ovens!). And it's totally socially acceptable to stay in and watch Christmas specials.
So without further ado, I'll let you in on my personal top 5 Christmas movies:
A Christmas Story
A classic. Everyone knows and loves this movie. If you don't share this opinion, you obviously:
- Haven't seen this movie because you don't have cable and have never been subjected to the 24-hour marathon TBS runs every year, or
- Have no sense of humor whatsoever.
This movie does not get the exposure or credit it deserves as a Christmas movie. Ryan Reynolds is, as always, hilarious. Even more so because he spends about 1/6th of the movie in a fat suit. I mean, come on, the movie opens with him lip-syncing "I Swear" by Boyz II Men. Why would anyone not want to watch this every year?
A newer classic Christmas comedy that everyone knows and loves, with the exception of those few people who just don't appreciate Will Ferrell for his ad-libbing talent. Anything I can and would say about this movie is already well-known by most, so I won't get into details. I will, however, share this awesome BuzzFeed article on some things you probably don't know about this movie.
|The cutest "I love you" ever.|
This movie has everything you could want in a movie: an all-star cast, awkward situations, romance, drama, and Keira Knightly. I have a hardcore girl crush on her. No shame. Again, totally underrated.
The Family Stone
Obviously I'm a fan of comedies.
So there you have it. My top 5 Christmas movies, in no particular order. Now start watching.