Five Favourites: Christmas Movies

holiday-movies-2Over the Holiday season, it’s totally acceptable to watch as many Christmas movies as possible! My DVR records so many festive specials and just about everything Christmas themed on the Food Network. ‘Tis the season!

There is nothing like a good Holiday to movie put you in the festive mood. I’ve rounded up five of my favourites to watch, although it was hard to narrow it down to just five! So pop up some pop corn, make yourself cozy and enjoy some of my favourite Christmas movie trailers.holiday-movie-1

A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas is definitely a classic, but did you know it was originally sponsored by CocaCola? I show ‘The Making of a Charlie Brown Christmas’ in my marketing class when its the Holiday season. All the CocaCola parts have since been removed, but its still a wonderful example of an old school advertorial that really worked!
The film was created over a few short months on a shoestring budget. When it originally in aired in 1965, everyone was shocked at it’s popularity. It even earned an Emmy Award. The soundtrack is one of the best parts of the film, featuring a jazz score by pianist Vince Guaraldi.

Love Actually
An all time favourite Holiday movie for many! Love Actually features eight very different couples while they deal with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during the frantic month before Christmas in London, England. A feel good Holiday tale, with so many wonderful moments. My sister and I always watch this one together. Then it really feels like the Holidays!

A Very Murray Christmas
This Netflix special was release last year. A Very Murray Christmas stars Bill Murray in a cameo filled holiday tale. Directed by Sophia Coppola, with guest stars including George Clooney, Chris Rock, Amy Poehler and many many more. There are many fantastic musical moments in the film including Miley Cyrus singing silent night, which is quite wonderful.

Elf
This is a must watch at least once every Christmas. Will Farrell as buddy the Elf has so many silly and funny moments. Raising havoc in the city of New York, but spreading Christmas joy along the way.

Tree Man
For something completely different, Tree Man is a documentary based on the Christmas tree sellers on the streets of New York City. The story follows a Quebecois gentleman, Francois who has been selling trees to New Yorkers for over 12 years. It’s a sweet tale about the struggle of bracing the elements, and bringing cheer to the people of New York.