My top 5 Christmas movies of all time

Hi guys! Who else loves to binge watch Christmas movies during the month of December? Today I bring you my top five favourite Christmas of all time. I am not sure whether I am going to introduce you to new ones but oh well, I thought I would share them with you anyway. Here they are:

Home alone (1990)

A classic I know.. but it is such an entertaining family movie. It never gets old or boring! I have to watch it every singe year. Otherwise, I feel like my Christmas is sort of incomplete haha

Favourite quote: “Maybe they don’t forget you, but they forget to remember you“.

Elf (2003)

Will Ferrel never seems to disappoint.. and he still does not with this movie. Is so Christmassy and funny. If you are in need of a good laugh (..I mean who is not?..) then you must watch it. It is such a great comedy that will make you laugh your head off!

Favourite quote: “I just like to smile; smiling’s my favourite”.

Love Actually (2003)

I absolutely adore this multiple-story portmanteau movie. It is witty, funny and yes. A little bit cheesy too. It just gives you that special Christmas feeling. I have convinced my boyfriend to watch it with me this year and I am already looking forward to it haha I have lost the count of how many times I have actually watched this movie but it does not matter because I still enjoy it as if I was watching for the very first time!

It counts with the performance of great British actors such as Colin Firth, Hugh Grant and Keira Knightly and the Portuguese actress, Lucia Moniz! They all did an outstanding job with the characters they portrayed. Seriously guys, you need to watch this movie if you have not yet.

Favourite quote: “The thing about romance is people only get together right at the very end“.

Polar Express (2004)

Polar Express is another Christmas-themed movie with a heartwarming story. The movie  revolves around a thrilling and adventurous train ride to North Pole that makes you believe in the magic of Christmas. It shows how important is to have confidence in ourselves whilst remaining humble, to have faith and trust others. The whole scenery of the movie is absolutely fascinating and beautiful.

Favourite quote: “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”

A Christmas Carol (2009)

This animated movie is based on the classic novel from Charles Dickens. There are various film adaptations of this novel and to be honest, I can’t say that this is the best one so far because this is the only adaptation that I have watched. However, being a production from Walt Disney Pictures, I think that this is a great must-watch movie and we all have some things to learn from it. One of them being that bitterness and anger does not take us anywhere. Life is too short to hold onto our grudges and to be mad about things that have happened to us. Being kind and generous to others is what matters the most to live a meaningful life.

I would best describe this movie as “a marvellous visual experience” that transmits a deep and important message about life: true happiness comes from the moments we share with those around us and not from physical things such as money. This movie shows what it really entails to be grateful for what and who we have in our life. Oftentimes we are like Scrooge; too busy complaining and feeling miserable to even realise that our life is great compared to those around us, and yet they are happy and we are sad.  

This movie takes us in a journey of self-reflection, showing us that we must live in the here and now and learn how to value and appreciate the people we have in our life before it is too late.  those we have in our

Favourite quote: “I have always thought of Christmas (…) as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.

Now, you guys! What are your favourite Christmas movies that I should check out? As a I am so passionate about this season and about cinema in general, I am always open to new recommendations.

Have an amazing pre-Christmas week!

Much Love, 

Blissfully Grateful

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