Today I'm linking up with Michelle and Lyndsay to share my favorite holiday movies!
Now, there are (what I consider) the classics:
I adore each and every one of these movies, but these aren't the ones I am going to focus on today. While I could practically recite the five listed above, there are two newer movies that have a special place in my heart.
1. The Family Stone
The trailer for this movie made it out to be a comedy -- guy brings home girl, family doesn't like girl, the comedic chaos begins. But, this movie was much more than that. It was real. It wasn't a sugarcoated Christmas movie where everyone lives happily ever after. It's a story of a dysfunctional family dealing with real life issues. And I loved it. Growing up in my own dysfunctional family, I have much appreciation for movies like this...movies where the last scene leaves me with goosebumps and tears. If you haven't seen it yet, then I highly recommend it. You'll laugh and you'll cry...but it's a good one.
2. The Holiday
Love. this. movie. Once again, it's not your typical Christmas movie, but oh is it ever wonderful! The first time I saw this was actually an accident. I had just unsubscribed from Blockbuster's version of Netflix, and this movie had already shipped before I cancelled. When it arrived I figured I might as well watch it and then send it on its merry way. Well, let me just say that any sadness/loneliness I was feeling before had completely vanished after watching this movie. I was filled with hope and happiness. This movie is wonderful to watch around the holidays, or anytime for that matter.