It’s officially Christmas time and that means watching Christmas themed films almost every single day while sipping a nice cup of cocoa. And so today I’m going to introduce you briefly three of my favourite movies to watch during Christmas, and the entire month of December in general.
If you’ve never seen Love Actually, just go and do it right now. You’re missing a lot. I won’t even try to summarize the story but essentially, the romantic comedy follows several characters in a couple of weeks leading up to Christmas. As the title suggests, the main focus is love. Set in London, Love Actually has become my personal Christmas tradition.
Another romantic comedy. The film is about two women with failing love life who exchange their houses for two weeks during Christmas. One of them is from England and the other one from LA. Both of them end up finding love during their stay.
Three Wishes for Cinderella
As you can probably tell by the title, Three Wishes for Cinderella is a retelling of the classic fairy-tale. It’s a Czech film from 1973 and has become a national tradition since then. I happen to know a lot of people who begun to despise the film because of how ubiquitous it gets every Christmas. If you know what I’m talking about and you are one of those people we probably won’t get along.
Cinderella lives with her step-mother and her step-sister who treat her like a garbage. However, she obtains three magical hazelnuts that help her to get the prince, eventually. For me, this is more than a movie. It’s something I grew up on and something that keeps me closer to my grandma who I loved more than anything and who loved this film as much as I do now.
And that will be everything for today’s short post. I don’t have that many Christmas films that I would enjoy. Movies like Home Alone or Elf have never been my go-to during Christmas so I won’t include them. Honourable mentions would perhaps be Bridget Jones’ Diary or The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but I watch these all year long.
See you next time!
xoxo, S. V.