We've had to wait, but 'tis that time of year once more. You just have to look around and see people bundled up in coats, scarfs, and hats to know it has arrived. The sun sets earlier and the cold nips at your face as you walk, and if you're in a city like Barcelona, the strings of lights fill the streets with that touch of man-made magic. Thats right, the holidays are here!
We all know that with the cold comes that primordial instant to hibernate. When all you feel like doing is staying at home, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch with a warm cup of cocoa - or maybe a bowl of buttery popcorn - ready to watch a good movie. No matter what corner of the world you find yourself this holiday season, or what holiday you celebrate, this selection of film makes for good Christmas time company.
01 ? It?s a wonderful life
A classic directed by Frank Capa with the great James Stewart playing the main protagonist. What would the world be like if we'd never existed? Better or worse? ...A can't miss. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewe4lg8zTYA
02 ? Love Actually Another classic Christmas film not to miss. In this romantic comedy we become flies on the wall, as we watch eight interconnected stories that succeed in showing us that love is always there, and more so during the holiday season. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdzH6a-XEGM
03 ? The Nightmare Before Christmas Here the unmistakable creation of Disney enters the list with our dear friend Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King. Jack is tired of celebrating Halloween year after year, and sees Christmas as a great way to change it up! He studies the traditions and then launches into his own preparations to make his world a winter wonderland...with a few morbid quirks as to be expected from a skeleton! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qrB9I3DM80
04 ? Edward Scissorhands The pinnacle work of Tim Burton, this film is an exceptional tale that introduces the world to Edward, an unfinished creation of an eccentric inventor and the hypocritical world that he watches from his window. The film is also where we can spend two hours mooning over the classic hollywood couple Winona/Depp. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDU8K114aYw
05 ? The Polar Express At some point every child finds him or herself doubting the existence of Santa Claus. There's nothing like a train ride in the direction to the North Pole to put such worries aside. (A magical experience assured.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8_GUrqe5tc
06 ? Home Alone What would happen if you were 8-years old and your family left on Christmas vacation and just happened to forget one little thing: you! Surely it would be the greatest adventures of your young life... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK2Btk6Ybm0
07 ? The Family Stone Another romantic comedy filled with Christmas cocktails where Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker) tries to fit in (without much success) in the large and somewhat flamboyant family of her fiance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wM0Zn3493o
08 ? The Grinch A village in the middle of a snowflake. The villagers are preparing for their festivals of Christmas, while the Grinch who lives on the outskirts detests the whole thing. Nothing good could happen...or could it? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra0OuLS80Gw
09 ? The Holiday Exchange an incredible home in California for a small cottage in England and what do you get? A recipe for romance! Amanda (Cameron Díaz) and Iris (Kate Winslet) swap their houses during a difficult time in their loves lives only to find their solutions were on the other side of the world. They didn't know it at the time, but quickly learned that