Christmas, to me, is the most precious time of the year. It’s all about love and spending time with the people that we love, which we should do more often. But it’s also about magic and wonder. Usually, this excitement is nowadays only seen in children who still believe in the magic of Christmas, which is unfortunate. Because that anticipation and joy makes for so much happiness! And that’s why we need those special Christmas movies so we adults can get into the Xmas mood every year. Those movies beautifully summarize what Christmas is about and transport a special kind of magic that I wouldn’t want to miss during the holiday season. If you haven’t seen them yet, make sure to put those movies on your list!
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.
We invite you to ask yourself this one simple question: Do you believe in Santa Claus?
My absolute favorite Christmas movies of all time, as it so wonderfully displays how we find hope, love and wonder when we believe in the Christmas spirit, whatever that may be for you!
Love Actually (2003)
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
I realized that Christmas is… is the time to be with the people you love.
This is the movie I usually watch first when the Christmas season comes around. We get to go along different stories throughout the holiday season, counting down until Christmas Day. And each stories‘ central meaning in one way or another: love! And I think that’s what Christmas is all about!
White Christmas (1954)
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
… And may all your Christmases be white. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
I usually am not the biggest fan of “older” movies. But my Mom has always loved this one and when I watched it with her, I simply fell in love, as it so beautifully displays what this time of year truly is about. And they sing in this movie! Christmas songs, of course! I love myself a Christmas musical!
The Polar Express (2004)
A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
Seeing is believing, but sometimes the things most real in this world are the things we can’t see.
I love this one! Beautifully done, with one of my favorites, Tom Hanks, it is yet again about what we choose to believe in. Believing should not always mean seeing and we’re that much richer and happier for believing in wonder and magic.
Santa Clause (1994)
When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
Seeing isn’t believing. Believing is seeing.
Of course, I had to sneak Disney in here at one point! This movie is all about how grown ups don’t believe in Christmas anymore, but how we really should. Miracles do happen! And I think they’ve done a terrific job on the north pole and Santa’s workshop. It looks beautiful!