Some of you may have read my post entitled My Favourite Christmas Movies/TV Specials – Family Edition. I did that one for those of you with families who wanted ideas of what to watch with your kids to get into the Christmas spirit. The Reese Edition is for those Christmas movies that may not be kid friendly for one reason or another (intense scenes, violence, language, nudity, etc) but I do love watching them at this time of the year:
Scrooge (A Christmas Carol – 1951)
This has to be one of my favourite no-Muppet versions of this Charles Dickens tale. I love how Alastair Sims portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in this film. He was amazing!
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
I know, I mentioned the first Home Alone in my other post about my favourite Family Christmas movies to watch, but I love this sequel if the original film. Sure, it’s some of the same gags, but it was still funny! The best scene has to be the Angel with Even Filthier Souls bit. I’ll watch this one anytime! (You’ll notice the link is mislabeled, sorry about that!)
Love Actually (2003)
This Rom-Com Christmas flick is a favourite of mine because it has to have one of the best casts I’ve seen in a long time! The stories of many of the characters make me want to laugh and cheer for their happiness, too! Of course, Bill Nighy, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth stole the scenes they had lines in!
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
I had to leave this one for the end of my post because this one is simply a Christmas classic! If I don’t see this one during the Christmas season, I really get upset. It’s also my favourite of the classic National Lampoon series of movies. All of the characters are crazy in one way or another, and no one could have pulled off being Clark “Sparky” Griswold better than Chevy Chase.
I know there are only a few more sleeps ’til Christmas, Readers, but if you haven’t had a chance to watch any of these movies, I implore you to do so! Whether you watch them with loved ones or by yourself, I will guarantee you will have a good time!
Until my next post, Readers!