Are you ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas? Christmas is in two months which is not much time.
Well, I already started to think about Christmas and how to get into the right mood. I love Christmas and almost every season except Easter. Also, I’m a big movie fan. The best way for me to get into the mood is to watch some awesome Christmas movies.

How about you? Do you have a movie or two you must see before/during Christmas?

As I was thinking about this a lot I came with this, not so short, a list of movies. I separated them into two lists – one for English spoken ones and another for the rest. If you would ask me which one is my most favorite… honestly, I cannot tell as I love them all.

Let me know what do you think. Do you like my choices? Do you have your own movies you must see before Christmas? Please, share your thoughts and suggestions in discussion below 🙂 and get ready for Christmas, because it’s coming 🙂

English/USA

Love the Coopers (2015)
Really nice romantic comedy telling a story of a family whose members are coming home for Christmas and have to face some unexpected events.

The Holiday (2006)
Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Jack Black. Do I have to say more? In this movie, Cameron and Kate will switch homes for Christmas. Cameron moves to this tiny and cozy cottage in an English country while Kate moves to sunny LA. At first, they struggle a bit but they got to love their holiday homes. In addition, we get to witness some nice romantic and also funny scenes 🙂

Love Actually (2003)
I don’t think I know a single person who doesn’t know this movie. Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Martin Freeman, Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant and other big names all in this super funny and super romantic movie. Of course, it’s such a cliche but you just have to love it 😀

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Tim Burton. I think that speaks for itself. If you’re not Tim Burton’s fun, just get out… no, just kidding. I just love his movies and this one is one of my favorites of his. I also dressed as Jack Skellington twice already (Christmas party and Halloween in the office).

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Classical Dr Seuss. it’s great for kids but also for adults. I cannot imagine Christmas without Grinch.

The Polar Express (2004)
Although for me, the animation isn’t so great, the story is awesome. Can you imagine that on Christmas Eve there would be a train in front of your house? The kind of train that would take you to the North Pole? Only thing you have to do is to BELIEVE!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Yes, I’m an HP fan but out of all HP movies, I think only of the first one as Christmas one.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
This is a cliche, I know. The first movie is also Christmasy and nice and funny, but I simply love the second one more.

A Christmas Carol (2009)
Classical Dickens story. Great animation, great story, great everything. I never read the book (I know, I plan to) but it simply screams Christmas. The whole Christmas spirit trapped in this movie. I think that everyone should see it at least once.

Czech & others

Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)
I was watching this movie growing up. It’s a little modified Cinderella, but I think it’s even better. Great story and that soundtrack… and also it’s funny. Like really funny.

Angel in the Mountains (1955)
This one is a little bit older about an old grumpy guy who goes for a winter break in the mountains. And in the end, he’s not so grumpy after all. He meets there some friends, enjoys the snow and more… Unfortunately, no subtitles.

I Enjoy the World with You (1983)
OMG, this is such a funny family comedy. It’s older as well but just imagine three middle-aged guys going in the country, a cottage in the mountains, with their six children. They plan to exhaust the kids so they can enjoy their vacation but it’s them who get more exhausted.

Three Brothers (2014)
This one is relatively new. It’s a combination of three fairytales. Little Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Twelve Months. Also, great songs included.

The Proud Princess (1952)
Black&white Czech movie about a princess who was so proud that she needed stuff even for tying her shoes. But then a brave gardener taught one flower to sing and gave it to the princess with a note that she needs to take care of it or the flower will die. Do you want to know how it ended? Well, you should watch it 😉

The Princess with the Golden Star (1959)
Another old Czech fairytale, this time about a princess who didn’t want to marry a tyrant so she escaped her kingdom and started to work as a kitchen maid. But as she had a golden star on her forehead, she had to hide it under a cape made from mouse skin. It’s a really funny movie. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find it with English subtitles.

Frosty (1965)
This one is the only one that is from Russia. In Czech, we usually watch it right before New Year’s Eve – as they play it on TV – and I really enjoy it. It’s a typical Russian movie, full of color and Russian music, but also kindness, teaching moments and sometimes also fun. It looks like there is the whole movie in English on YouTube 😉 so enjoy 🙂

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