Let’s face it. Christmas has always been a bit of a let down. So much anticipation, so much anxiety but in the end, it’s just another day… with presents.
But Christmas movies show us a glimpse of a better world, one where dreams come true and everyone is loved. Everything works out in the end and it matters that you were born.
So to honor the “spirit” of Christmas, here is the list of my Top 5 Favorite Pro-Christmas Movies.
Screw the haters, I love It’s A Wonderful Life.
A Christmas Story is the most quotable movie ever. And a celebration of childhood and the holidays.
Elf was the perfect vehicle for the man-child, Will Ferrell. It gets better each time I watch it. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”
I like to watch this alone because I don’t want anyone else to know how mushy I really am. I do believe in Love, Actually. So many fun stories, so hard to choose just one clip.
You had to know Jim Henson would make the list somehow. This is one of those hidden gems that it’s about time people rediscover — Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas.
So if you want to feel good this Christmas, I recommend the above movie marathon with a house full of people you love. Anything else is just icing on the cake.
Have a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Joyous Kwanzaa and all that jazz.