I’m crazy about Christmas, as you probably know by now, and one of the best things about the season for me is watching Christmas movies.
I start watching them in November when Movies 24 changes to Christmas 24, despite the super wonderful husband and eldest child commenting that it’s not even December and Christmas movies shouldn’t be watched until then!
Christmas 24 Movie Channel
I don’t agree, obviously, and was delighted when Panasonic, the people who make the wonderful looking Viera 4K TV, (Santa, if you’re reading this, I’ve been extra good all year, right?!) asked me to write about my favourite Christmas movies.
I’ve seen all the weekend premieres that air on Christmas 24 throughout November and December as well as some old favourites from our large Christmas movies DVD collection.
There are some movies I just have to watch every year, ones that transport me back to my own childhood Christmases and help me feel that special excitement only children feel!
On that note, I thought I’d share some of the ones I’ve enjoyed this year as well as my ‘must watch every year’ movies which includes my all time favourite movie, It’s A Wonderful Life 🙂
A prince from Europe meets a charming waitress when he travels to America during the Christmas holiday to escape an arranged marriage.
When newspaper staffer Susan sets out to write an article about her family’s much-storied heirloom Christmas angel, it leads her to accidentally meet Brady, a cute, upbeat artist who whisks the resistant Susan into a holiday-time friendship–and maybe more. But will the 100-year-old, hand-carved angel, whose legend includes the power to bring people together, prove a game-changer for the skeptical Susan as it moves her closer to Brady–and to a surprising truth about the ornament itself?
With two more weeks until Christmas, a busy businessman, Marc Rehnquist, hires a struggling artist, Anna Parisi to help him pick out gifts for his friends and family.
A small town girl who moved to New York to pursue her dreams returns home for the holidays, only to realize that maybe her dreams aren’t miles away, but right in her hometown.
My ‘must watch every year’ movies are:
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It’s not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about.
An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus’ North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will destroy his home. He enlists the aid of a woman and her children to convince her husband (who works for the company) that the first site is where the oil they want is. Along the way, Santa explains all his secrets in delivering presents all around the world.
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.
I watched It’s a Wonderful Life at the weekend while wrapping Christmas presents and sipping a glass of Bailey’s 🙂
I’ve got the girls home this weekend so we’ll be watching One Magic Christmas and The Night They Saved Christmas while wearing our pyjamas and snacking on the Christmas treat trolley goodies!
I might even treat myself to some of the Salted Caramel liqueur that my dad bought me. Well, it is Christmas, after all 🙂
What’s on your ‘must watch’ Christmas movies list?
Please note: This is a collaborative post