Over the past week I’ve been highlighting five movies that help me get in the mood for Christmas and, as a result, I’m now feeling suitably festive!
If you missed any of them, you can find them through the links below:
This list was by no means exhaustive, and I’m not saying that these are the best Christmas films out there – except for The Muppets, obviously – all I’m saying is that I always seem to be able to find time to watch them every year.
There were many more films that I could have put on this list, there are more than a few notable exclusions that I’m sure people might disagree with, but I chose those five because of how I personally feel about them.
You never know, I might do another Christmas Countdown next year with five completely different movies.
Whenever I read about seasonal films online, it seems to be quite fashionable for people to dismiss Die Hard as a Christmas movie. I’ve often wondered why that is.
Granted it’s not as self-indulgently sentimental as other festive flicks, but where is it written that all Christmas films need either of those things? Surely a story that takes place on Christmas Eve can be counted as a Christmas movie? A movie about a man trying to get home to his family, no less?
Anyway, I’ll stop rambling now.
Thanks very much for your time and merry Christmas to all of you!