By Jen P
It’s December, y’all! Time for keeping warm and crying to yourself over the money you spent on a PS4. And what better way to do that than with a plate full of sugar cookies, a warm blanket, and a good holiday flick? At least it will keep your mind off your bank account.
Below, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite holiday movies, ranging from adorable to disturbing (In case the constant holiday cheer brings on the need to see s*** blow up). Enjoy!
10. Arthur Christmas
Starting off pretty mild here, Arthur Christmas is the tale of the two sons of Santa. The old man is about to pass the mantle to his eldest- a militaristic jerk who just doesn’t get what Christmas is all about. Let’s see how little brother, Arthur fixes that, shall we?
9. Rise of the Guardians
8. Die Hard
7. The Santa Clause
When Scott accidentally kills Santa, he unwittingly takes his place. Soon, he’s growing a full white beard and putting on weight faster than me after Thanksgiving dinner. Check out the sequels too. Each one’s more ridiculous than the last.
5. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Every secret-emo kid loves them some Nightmare Before Christmas. One of Tim Burton’s first and finest features poor Jack Skellington on the quest to find meaning in his life when Halloween just isn’t enough anymore. But stealing Christmas probably wasn’t the best choice… Maybe that cute girl, Sally can put things into perspective.
4. Home Alone
Big family. Bigger disfunction. They’re so overwhelmed, they leave a kid behind on Christmas. But don’t underestimate little Kevin. When two bumbling burglars mark his house as an easy target, Kevin makes sure they don’t steal his holiday spirit- or anything else for that matter. “Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!”
3. The Grinch
I’m not gonna lie, I hated this movie when it first came out… But then it just became so damn funny. And quotable as hell! It’s risen to the top over the years, and now it’s a must-watch every holiday season.
“Santaaaaaaa! Ohmygod! I know him!”
1. Love, Actually
Call me a basic white bitch. I don’t care. This is the best damn holiday movie of all time. ALL TIME. Get over yourself and enjoy this British classic. It’s got literally everyone in it- Snape and Trelawney, the boys from Bridget Jones, Rick Grimes, A hobbit, an ancient Underworld vampire, and a pirate princess. You get it. Big, all-star cast. Not all the endings are happy, but “love actually is all around.”
What do you think? Are any of your holiday faves on my list? Let me know in the comments!