Holiday Moviethon

It’s official, winter is here. Yesterday was the Christmas parade and we saw our first glimpse of snow. It’s also COLD, with the windchill we reached -20C today. I’m undergoing my first hibernation of the year…the first of many. The only real thing to do until I can control my life and live somewhere where this insanity does not exist (seriously, there are places with sun, and sand, and ocean, and palm trees, where 20C is cold and we choose THIS!!) is to try to welcome the season the best way I know how: movies. Lots and lots of movies. Here is a list of my favourite holiday movies, in no particular order:

I don’t own this film and considering how much I love it, I probably should. But there is something special in the hoping and wishing that goes on every year, trying to find it on TV. It’s a very sweet story with a predictable but still wonderfully welcome ending. It is starting to air already! My PVR guide has it set to record next Friday – can’t wait!! Synopsis from Amazon: Sam Field (Eric McCormack), a single, powerful businessman is about to close the biggest deal of his career with industrialist Javier Del Campo (Hector Elizondo), a self-proclaimed family man. Problem is, Sam prefers freedom to fatherhood. To impress Javier during his holiday visit, Sam convinces single mom Kathleen (Roma Downey) and her daughter, Zoey, to pose as his family for cash Kathleen desperately needs. With a little Christmas magic, Sam learns to open his heart to the best gifts of all: love and family.
Stylish, well written and just perfect. I don’t want to say anything in case I mess it up but warm up your hot chocolate! This one has rocking chairs, perfect cottages, wood fires, a handsome soldier, and an even more handsome fur coat. Nice knowing you, indeed! (P.S. It also has a favourite actor from Casablanca!) Synopsis from Amazon: Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country’s most famous food writer. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an umarried New Yorker who can’t even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his christmas on *her* farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do?

The others are the oldies but goodies (well, some are new but have already made the list of holiday classics) that everyone knows:

Then there are those that could be watched year round but seem to be classified as holiday films because of when they take place 🙂

So, light the candles, get mini marshmallows for your mug of chocolate and enjoy!

What are your favourite holiday films?

Wishing you the best of everything,

Champagne Moods

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