Above everything else the thing i look forward to the most about christmas is getting together as a family and watching some festive movies.
But as i've gotten older i have found the films that I deem as holiday differ from everyone i know.
I mean.. .don't get me wrong, miracle on 34th street is super cute and charming and a christmas story has a lot of nostalgia for a lot of people... not for me...
i like the more.... non-tradtional films.
well not completely... have to have some classics in there.
So here is a list (in no real order) of films i enjoy over the holiday season.
First the obvious ones.
It's a Wonderful life and A Christmas Carol.
while i think both are pretty corny i don't mind watching them at this time of year.
but ONLY this time of year... no other time.
About a boy.
lots of christmas in the film and the way the parallel stories are told is very sweet.... also the characters dad wrote a christmas song.
Another parallel story film with an amazing score, also everyone is adorable and i just want to hug them all
Lots of stories in this one showing how inter connected the world can be and that love atually is everywhere
Okay for some less 'traditional' films...
well... it has a very drunk santa scene so... thats christmassy right?
yes, i consider it a christmas movie cause it takes place at a christmas party.
oh there blood, gore, violence and swearing? oh... okay... that doesn't change that it's a christmas film... besides it's a lot of over the top goofyness and it's just a lot of fun.
Again, like it or not it IS a christmas film... though not one of my favs.. .we do tend to have it on around the day though.
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya.
it takes place just before Christmas and the titular character is planning a celebration amoung other things so yes... i call it a Christmas movie despite it having absolutely nothing to do with the holiday... I will just use any excuse i can to watch that wonderful 3 hour movie.
Jesus Christ Superstar
okay.... not a christmas movie.... totally and easter movie... but you know what? it has really good music so i don't care...
The entire season of kanon 2006
cause... it takes place over winter... so thats good enough
the one film i watch every year without fail
Imagine the most dysfunctional family ever, over christmas and they essentially get hijacked in there home by a robber on the loose
and it is HILARIOUS
i'd call it a dark comedy and some scenes may offend (apparently this one line aimed at the grandmother gets a reaction.... i never though it was that bad but yeah...) but it is such a well done film and i love the arc everyone goes through.
and again.... really funny
so thats my list of holiday films~ it's a little odd but so am i... so it works out.