Christmas movies are the perfect way to get into the festive mood. There’s nothing better than curling up with a Bailey’s hot chocolate or chai latte, under a festive themed blanket and surrounded by twinkling fairy lights. Add a gingerbread scented candle and a festive film and you have the worlds cosiest evening.
Here are my favourite late night movies:
Elf: This is my all time favourite Christmas film. I love humorous, light-hearted themes that allow you to completely kick back and relax. Ever since watching this film I’ve always wanted to try spaghetti and syrup, build a wooden rocking horse and visit Harrod’s toy store.
‘The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear’
Love Actually: This film is one that I watch every Christmas, I think it has an absolutely beautiful storyline. The idea that everyone around you is dealing with their own situations this Christmas, whether they’re good or bad, is so refreshing. It reminds me that patience and kindness is essential this time of year, for some it isn’t always a reason to celebrate.
Did you all catch the 2017 adaptation, Red Nose Actually? A brilliant idea that looks at how the relationships have developed over time, it added to the immense total of £71.3 million that Red Nose Day raised.
Die Hard: Now there has been a long standing debate that Die Hard is not a Christmas movie. But to me it is one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time. It can’t all be sugarplum fairies and candy canes, there’s nothing more Christmassy than Bruce Willis with a machine gun. HO HO HO.
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer: This is not a very well known movie but it was always my mother’s favourite when I was growing up. I remember the theme tune off by heart, yet I haven’t seen it in years. It follows a young boy who, along with his grandpa, refuses to give up on Santa. When his grandmother gets run over by a reindeer and taken to Santa hospital, it’s up to him to find her and get her back. It’s a family classic.
The Grinch: The Grinch has always cheered me up, it’s strangely relatable. Who hasn’t shown Grinchlike characteristics at one point or another? The innocent kindness of Cindy Lou Who, a child who simply wants everyone to enjoy Christmas. Who wants no one to be alone. I think it’s an important message to put across and ultimately helping others is the best way to find Christmas.
I apologise that this is quite a short post! It’s been a busy day at work and I’m sure it will only get busier in the run up to Christmas! I hope everyone’s Decembers are going as brilliantly as mine!
Lots of Love, Lottie xoxo