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Our recommendation of Holiday Movies

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

It’s that season again. Starting with Advent calendar, we are counting the days till that most wonderful day of the year. Remember when we were kids, watching the Christmas tree decorated with gold, silver, and red, made us wonder what gifts we were getting from Santa Clause this year, because the adults told us to be a good kid. We hope you enjoy this day with your families and loved ones. Have a feast and laugh a lot. Also, enjoy some couch time watching the films with a glass of wine or a mug of hot cocoa.

The Classic for littles ones and the feel-alike: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

This short TV movie (25 minutes) was released on December 9, 1965 on CBS, and had won Emmy and Grammy awards in the Children’s category. As an adult, I feel Charlie Brown. Under the commercialization strategy of the merchants, children are expecting big and shining toys as gifts without realizing the tradition and meaning of the holiday. This story can warm your hearts with the friendship and love expressed in the sort feature.

Romantic types: While You Were Sleeping (1997) + Serendipity (2001)

While You Were Sleeping (1997)

The unexpected destiny shall call out to you. While You Were Sleeping stars Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman. She is single and has to work on Christmas eve because all other people have families to be with. She happened to save some guy falling onto the subway track. With some misunderstanding, this big-heart girl was welcomed into a big family. Eventually the truth came out when the unfortunate guy woke up from the coma.

Fate, Destiny, and Serendipity draws us to the love story at Bloomingdale’s.

Serendipity (2001)

Beautiful Sara met handsome Jonathan while both grabbing the same pair of gloves on their Christmas shopping spree. Phone numbers on a 5-dollar bill and a used book made them wait 10 years to be reunited. The soundtrack of the movie is one of the first ones I bought.

Action Hero Enthusiastic : Die Hard series (1988 to 2013)

Live Free Or Die Hard (2007)

NO more debate, Die Hard franchise is a Christmas movie. The 5-part series featuring Bruce Willis from 1988 to 2013. My personal favorites are Die Hard (1988), Die Hard 2 (1990), and Live Free or Die Hard (2007). LAPD, later became NYPD officer John McClane is the ultimate hero (who never dies when he crushes cars, trains, and helicopters) to save his wife, daughter, and son.

Workaholic: Office Christmas Party (2016)

Do you miss corporate gathering after almost 3 years of Work From Home? If you are attending one this year, there are some scenes from the movie that you may feel familiar with. Hopefully, on one gets laid-off and no company property or personnel is damaged.

It’s Complicated Relationships : The Holiday (2006) + Four Christmases (2008)

The Holiday (2006)

Single and looking for love? We all have been there. The Holiday stars Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black. Two women exchanged their homes (London and Los Angeles) during the holidays for a change of mind and environment. It was a good therapy in a sense that they both met new people and realized that sometimes, we had to learn to let go of some people and things.

Four Christmas (2008)

Dysfunctional families due to breakups or divorces is a modern phenomenon. The traditional get-together may not be for everyone, especially if you are the organizer. From decorations, dinner menu, to the dress code, it may be overwhelming for some. Throwing in some family drama, we got not 1, but 4 Christmas stories on one holiday.

Funny Twist on a Fairy Tale: Elf (2003)

A human raised in North Pole by an elf father, travelled to New York City to reunite with his birth father, who worked for a publishing house for children’s books. Are you on the nice or naught list? Do you believe Santa Clause comes to visit and have some cookies when he delivers your gift on Christmas Eve? The lives are so dull when the Christmas spirit is missing!

I hope you have some inspiration for some screen time in the following two weeks with yourself or the companies of your choosing. The Winter Solstice is coming next week and the winter just began. Have a look at our Winter Wonderland collection and pick some Christmas soaps for your home décor.

Elf (2003)

Love, Macy

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