After the year that we’ve had, you might be forgiven for wanting to lay on your couch over the holidays.
To help you choose the best movies to watch, we’ve put together a list of 5 Christmas movies that are the perfect choice to keep yourself away from the turn of another year, the office staff meeting at the bar, and the boring family party.
- Love Actually
It’s Christmas time in England, and unusual things are going on around.
The characters are falling in love, having breakups, some are with the right person, some are with the wrong person, some are looking to have an affair and cheat on their lovers, some are just lonely and still looking for the one.
Love begins and love ends. They flirt a lot. They are all flirting with love. At all ages, at all social levels, love is the theme of this movie. Romantic love and family love is the mix through out the movie.
Most scenes of the movie are filmed during Christmas in London, England.
- Last Holiday
Last Holiday is a 2006 American comedy-drama film starring Queen Latifah. Latifah plays a role of a humble shy woman who works as a store assistant, Georgia Byrd, who is told that she has a fatal brain tumor, and only a few weeks to live. She decides to quit her job, cash her savings and spend her last funds on a luxury holiday in Europe in a hotel called Grandhotel Pupp to take the vacation she had always dreamed and to enjoy her life before she dies.
- A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American animated fantasy film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve is visited by a group of ghosts starting with his old business partner, who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted when he was young, his current brutality and how his bad behaviour affected the people around him, and the dreadful fate that awaits him if he doesn’t change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of being mean and miserly, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.
At the end of the movie he is relieved to find that there is still time for him to change and he became a generous and kind human being.
- The Polar Express
The Polar Express is a 2004 American animated fantasy film based on the 1985 children’s book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.
This movie is about a young boy on Christmas Eve night who doubts the existence of Santa Claus boards on a magical train called the Polar Express that is headed to the North Pole.
During his ride on the train, he starts a journey of self-discovery which allows him to see that the wonder and the beauty of life never fades for those who believe.
When he arrives he receives an extraordinary gift only those who believe in Santa can experience.
- Die Hard
Die Hard is a 1988 American action film written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart and directed by John McTiernan.
The story is about an off-duty NYPD cop John McClane who’s taking a vacation to visit his estranged wife Holly and two daughters on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles.
His wife works for a Japanese company called Nakatomi Corporation, while they are at the Nakatomi building for a Christmas party, a group of highly organized terrorists led by Hans Gruber take over the building and hold everyone hostage including McClane’s wife, while they plan to perform a robbery.
Luckily, they missed John and its up to him to stop the terrorists in order to save his wife and the other hostages.
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