I hope you all had a lovely Christmas Eve at home yesterday. I hope you were surrounded by the ones you consider as being part of your family. I hope today will be quite as wonderful as yesterday. And I hope you don’t forget to tell the people you love that you love them.
So… Have yourself a merry little Christmas now! (and check out my list of must-watch Christmas films ^^!)
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A Christmas Carol
Let’s start with my favourite Christmas musical ever: A Christmas Carol. A wonderful retelling of Dickens’ novel and a beautiful illustration of Christmas spirit.
Ah this one is from far the Christmas film I watch every single year at the beginning of the festive season. I love the insight of this story because it simply and beautifully reminds people of how much love there actually is in our world – a love that is often never seen because people are often not ready to see it for fear of looking & seeming feeble to others.
Two of my favourite moments of the film are:
- This mythical ‘To me you are perfect‘ scene, reminding you all not to forget to tell the people you love that you love them… just because it’s Christmas :)
- … and these first few lines of the script.
‘Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.’– Prime Minister (played by Hugh Grant)
Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas)
There’s something magical about Christmas. Something quite unexplainable that can rally the worst enemies of one time. This film is the perfect example of a tragically beautiful magic.
Definitely THE Christmas film of the year. I went to see Paddington with my brother and a friend last Sunday and I absolutely loved it. Paddington is the story of a Peruvian bear come to London to find a family after a terrible storm in a forest of Peru. His adventures in the city of Big Ben are incredibly funny and extremely touching. You’ll fall in love with this little bear before you can even think about it :)
In short – a perfect Christmas watch for the entire family!
Holiday Spin is a Christmas film I discovered this year and absolutely loved. It’s all about how one art – dance in this case – can unite two people. The kind of stories (whatever the period) you can be sure I’ll like :)
What would be Christmas without a good old Disney movie?! Not a usual Christmas, that’s for sure! To be honest, I like watching whatever Disney films I can find but I’ve got my favourite before December, 25th anyway and that is the film that mixes all of my favourite Disney moments – I’m obviously talking about the brilliant Enchanted. From Sleeping Beauty, Snow White to Cinderella and others, you’ll keep stumbling upon references of the classics no one can nowadays live without.