If you have no plans of braving the crowded malls and streets and just want to hibernate this coming holidays, we’ve got a list of classic Christmas films you can marathon.
Hint: It doesn’t include “Home Alone.”
A Litte Princess
Who can forget the heartwarming story of Sarah Crewe, a kind and clever little girl who got maltreated by her boarding school headmistress Miss Minchin after she lost her father. It’s a children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, first published as a book in 1905 and got its movie adaptation in 1995. Based on a 2007 online poll, the U.S. National Education Association named the book one of its “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children.” Sarah was played by Liesel Matthews, whose genuine acting will make you cry buckets of tears.
Watch the tearjerking trailer here:
If you’re looking for a light rom-com to fill your cold Christmas, the film “Serendipity,” starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, just might be the one for you. It tells the story of two individuals who are already attached, but can’t help but feel a certain connection with each other. They both chalk it up to fate, and agree to date if signs will tell them that it’s the right thing to do. It’s a charming and sweet movie that will give you all the feels and wish you could finally find your destined one, too.
Relieve the movies sweet moments in this trailer:
The Cutting Edge
This movie isn’t technically about Christmas or set in the Holidays, but all that ice and winter are enough to make you feel the season. “The Cutting Edge” is about an arrogant figure skater who lost her spark in competitions but slowly starts to rediscover herself when she meets a hopeless former hockey player who gets on her nerves. It’s the classic case of “love to hate, and hate to love” tandem that draws its charm from both of the characters’ headstrong personalities. You’ll find yourself rooting for them both as their chemistry is enough to melt the ice. Note: watch the 1992 original release with Moira Kelly and D.B. Sweeney. The later versions just don’t quite hit the mark.
Watch how he melts the ice queen’s heart here:
Whether you’re attached, single, or heartbroken, “Love Actually” has every story you can probably relate to. The movie follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. Plus, who wouldn’t love a movie with Hugh Grant dancing awkwardly in it? Both the first and second “Love Actually” films are worth to watch!
Catch the best pick up and “hugot” lines here:
You’ve Got Mail
From the tandem that made everybody fall in love in “Sleepless in Seattle,” which by the way, is also a perfect holiday film, “You’ve Got Mail” will pull you in with its witty lines and sharp comebacks. Struggling boutique bookseller Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) hates Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), the owner of a corporate Foxbooks chain store that just moved in across the street. When they meet online, however, they begin to see that there might be something deeper than an Internet romance, that is, until they find out each other’s real identity. It was filmed at a time way before Tinder and digital books, which will make you appreciate the good old days of print and old school dating. The story will show how, in a world where strangers sometimes cross paths only to discover they could be the one for each other, only three words matter most—”You’ve got mail.”
Watch the two odd love birds fight it out in this trailer: