It’s finally Christmas and I could not be happier! I hear all you people shouting about Thanksgiving coming first, and I want you to know that I literally do not care about your food holiday that doesn’t even last 24 hours. Get out of here with that, Christmas is a million times better than Thanksgiving, so we’re going to talk about Christmas because it’s my blog and Christmas wins.

I am going to talk about my top 5 favorite Christmas movies, and you are going to learn that I’m an emotional sap. I’m very sentimental, and I love to cry. When it comes to Christmas movies, the cheesier the better. Okay, here we go.

Love Actually (2003)

The first time I watched Love Actually was with my best friend Allison, it was a beautiful time of crying together. It is one of my favorite movies of all time. The cast is insane and linked together so perfectly – like you could literally say “Professor Snape cheated on Professor Trelawney” and it would technically be accurate. I have yet to watch this movie and not cry when Colin Firth proposes to Aurelia. And if Hugh Grant was actually Great Britain’s prime minister, I would be moving there, because his speech about their small country made me proud to be British – and I am not British. If you have not seen this movie and you are an adult, I highly recommend it!! (For my younger readers, there are some inappropriate scenes, and I cannot recommend it to you because your parents will not like me anymore, I apologize.)

The Grinch (2018)

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Okay, I literally saw this movie for the first time yesterday, and it is already on my list of favorite Christmas movies. This movie made my heart grow two sizes. I think it literally cured my heartbreak. It was beautiful, heart warming, fun, and one of the best ways to spend two hours. Go see it ASAP!!!

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999)

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First of all, Mickey Mouse is my best friend. Second of all, this movie is narrated by my favorite human Kelsey Grammer (FRASIER!!!!) so obviously this is a favorite. However, I barely even want to talk about how much I get in my feels when I watch this animated movie for small children. Mickey sells his harmonica to buy Minnie a gold chain for her watch. Minnie sells her watch to buy Mickey a harmonica case. Oh man, it is just too much for me.

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

I am 24 years old, but when I watch this movie I can be convinced that Santa Claus is real again. In this movie, a judge decides that since the Department of Treasury can put its official faith in God on US currency with no hard evidence than the people of New York can believe in Santa Claus in the same way. This seems like a weird comparison of God and Santa now that I typed that out, but the movie is Christmas magic. Also Mara Wilson is adorable. John Hughes wrote this one, and I can honestly say that there isn’t a movie that John Hughes wrote that I don’t love.

Silver Bells (2005)

In this movie Tate Donovan, better known to me as Hercules or Jimmy Cooper, is Christy, a widower from Nova Scotia who goes to NYC with his children every Christmas to sell Christmas trees. His son Danny does not care about the Christmas tree business, as he has a passion for photography and obviously can’t do both!!! So he gets in an argument with his dad who then grounds him for the entire Christmas season. This works as well as most groundings do, as Danny runs away, and his dad and sister go back to Nova Scotia without him. The next year they go back to NYC and Christy looks for Danny every single night. Then there is Catherine who is a widow and refuses to buy Christmas trees from Christy (though he tries every year). Catherine has been paying Danny to take pictures for her and does not tell Christy. Ugh, Catherine. Anyways, in the end Christy and Catherine are in love, and Danny and Christy are good, and everything is happy.

I have been watching Love Actually while I have been typing all of this, and at this moment Colin Firth just proposed to Aurelia! I always want to be Aurelia in this scenario because Colin Firth is beautiful, but I am self aware and know that I am Aurelia’s sister screaming “SAY YES YOU SKINNY MORON!!!”

Let me know what your favorite Christmas movies are, and what movies I need to see!

Love, Hannah

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