It’s time to turn up the festivities cause it’s drawing nearer to C-day 💃. Clock strikes 20:30 and I snuggle up in front of the TV in my pyjamas with my glass of wine, hot cocoa or ice cream (depending on the general tone the day has taken) to catch me some yuletide joy.
Here are some of my thoughts on this week’s array of movies.
Note: All ratings are scored out of 5 points and based on my enjoyment of the movie and its quality. All ratings are based solely on my opinion.
Day 8 – Christmas with the Kranks
Christmas really does highlight the best in human nature. It is the narrative of a whole community rallying for the not-so-nicest-of-neighbours in their time of need. It also shows us how sometimes you just need to get out of your own bubble to see the best that people are able and willing to offer.
Side note: Challenge accepted #HouseDecorations
Rating: 🎄 🎄 🎄 – put me down for another showing next year
Day 9 – Love Actually
A cheesy romantic comedy set in the weeks leading up to Christmas following the lives of several connected characters played by an ensemble cast of some of Britain’s finest.
Oh my lanta #stolen …were there some very awkward scenes in the movie. You’ll know them once you see them.
Rating: 🎄 🎄 – I need a new movie to replace this next year. May not return to this for another 2 to 3 years to bear with all the cheese in the movie.
Day 10 – A Christmas Carol
A fun family story about realising that shutting one’s self away from the world only leads to misery, utter loneliness and a whole lot of awkward encounters. But it also tells the tale of finding redemption through the act of self-reflection.
Bonus points for the animations; it has to be among the best I’ve seen
Rating: 🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄 – Can hardly wait till next year to see it again
Day 11 – Arthur Christmas
The tale of one man’s personal quest to bring the joys of Christmas to a little girl after the callous disregard by the supposed bringers of said joy. He journeys to the ends of the world to deliver her her heart’s desire by Christmas morning. He shows great courage and a genuine heart with zero expectations for his actions.
It really puts me in the right mood to welcome Christmas every year.
P.S. I need those slippers in my life.
Rating: 🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄 – can never watch this too many times
Day 12 – The Holiday
The beautiful backdrop setting of the movie sets you in the right mood for some jolliness. All that snow – specifically in the Surrey scenes. But to me, the best thing about this movie has got to be Jude “Yummy” Law. His accent is like music to my ears. Oh, and how he makes wearing glasses so sexy catching my breath.
This movie coupled with a whole tub of Häagen-Dazs coffee flavoured ice cream with one of your best girls is a dream come true.
Oh, and did I mention how yummy Jude Law was in 2006. Simply scrumptious.
Spotted: C. Diaz’s bedroom set up and her white pyjamas
Rating: 🎄 🎄 🎄 – I don’t mind alternating this with another festive movie every other year just to keep things spicy
Day 13 – How the Grinch stole Christmas
Fundamentally a story about discovering the true universal meaning of Christmas and how a little kindness from a “little-not-to-be-taken-seriously” person can change a man’s heart (literally make it grow three sizes).
Despite its sometimes grotesque scenes and OTT character, the movie has some very witty and hilarious soliloquy from its titular character.
Can we talk about those hairstyles featured? Hair-spiration
Rating: 🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄 – A definite repeat on my Christmas list next year
Day 14 – Elf
One of Santa’s elves finds out his true identity as a human and goes to NYC to reconnect with his family. The story really is about finding where you belong and remaining true to who are no matter what.
Will Ferrell was the perfect fit for the role; and his duet with Zooey Deschanel…hahaha
Rating: 🎄 🎄 🎄 🎄 – A definite yes for next year
Thanks for reading…until next week. Buon Natale!!!