As the colder weather sets in, nothing sounds more appealing than cozying up with candles, hot cocoa and a movie. With these days leading up to Christmas, a movie marathon of timeless holiday classics is certainly in order. What better way to fully embrace the holiday spirit than an evening of flicks that truly remind us why Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! Don’t be ashamed to cancel any upcoming plans, hype yourself up for the festivities ahead and while binge-watching a few holiday favourites. Check out Real Style’s guide to the best Christmas movies.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Starring the iconic Jim Carrey, this flick is an adaption of the Dr. Seuss classic, which is about a Christmas-hating creature that plans on ruining Christmas for all the citizens of Whoville. While the vengeful Grinch hilariously struggles with his feelings towards the joyous holiday, his growing friendship with six-year-old Cindy Lou leads to a positive epiphany inspired through her generosity and sweet spirits. This is certainly a comedic classic, which reminds us what Christmas is really about.
This light-hearted comedy features Will Ferrell, playing the role of Buddy, the misfit elf. After a childhood raised by elves in the North Pole, Buddy sets out on a journey to New York City in search for his true identity and his biological father. While struggling to fit in with metropolitan human culture, cheerful Buddy approaches the challenges of spreading Christmas spirit in world full of cynics. This is truly a feel-good movie.
The Holiday (2006)
This is a holiday themed romantic comedy, starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Jude Law. It is a love story that follows two women, both consumed by romantic despair, who exchange homes in different countries in hopes of a secluded holiday getaway. While attempting to cope with a slight case of culture shock, both women end up falling in love and struggle with the thought of returning to their initial home.