It’s coming up to that time of the year again where it is either beginning to snow or getting incredibly hot and sweaty – dependant on wherever you are in the world!
Unlucky for me, I’m on the hot and sweaty side. Damn Christmas in AUS!
Have you ever heard the Australian classic Christmas version of Jingle Bells? Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnJ8jsw4BSo
It’s hilarious. Christmas time is ‘beut.
Anyway, December is never as romantic as it is in other locations around the world. I can’t imagine how lovely it must be being able to snuggle up in your soft nightwear with a hot chocolate while watching a Christmas film. That must be AMAZING!
Over here, you sit on the couch for more than 5 minutes and you have impressive thigh sweat and you want your family/friends to sit as far away from you as possible.
Just looking at them in t-shirts and shorts makes you melt even further on the inside, and not in a loving way.
Regardless there is nothing that makes it feel more like Christmas than those awesome Christmas movies, and of course they are all based in Winter wonderlands! It takes you to a special place.
For me, I have limited Christmas essentials that I watch. You could watch all the Christmas films in the world, but nothing is quite like these! What are your go-to Christmas flicks? Check out these –
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.
My comment: There are parts that will make you laugh, parts that will make you cry, and parts that will make you mad. It’s got a bit of everything for everyone, and it’s absolutely lovely to watch around Christmas time.
Santa Claus (The one with Tim Allen!!)
By helping Santa Claus with a Christmas crisis, Scott finds he’s inadvertently agreed to become the next Santa Claus. Now he has to deal with a suspicious ex-wife while trying to keep his secret safe.
My recommendation: 12/10
My comment: My ultimate go-to. This is AMAZING. It is so Christmas-ie, it is not Christmas if I have not watched Santa Claus. I love the thought behind this movie, and I love that Tim Allen is the lead. Typical dad!
Grinch lives in solitude just outside Whoville. He hates the townsfolk and despises Christmas. Cindy Lou, a six-year-old girl who believes in the spirit of the festival, sets out to reform him.
My recommendation: 9/10
My comment: The Grinch is a classic. At times I find myself saying “Help me Max, I’m feeling” just because it’s something that you can giggle at and reference from the movie. The ending is incredibly feel good!
Buddy, a human, is raised amongst elves at the North Pole. When he discovers that he is not an elf, he travels to New York to search for his biological father.
My recommendation: 8/10
My comment: This is a funny Christmas movie! It makes you giggle throughout and definitely something to watch with the family.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Scrooge, an old miser who doesn’t care about the joyous season of Christmas is visited by spirits who foretell his future. Will Scrooge turn over a new leaf and change his ways?
(This is my husbands suggestion)
Hubby’s recommendation: 7/10
Hubby’s comment: Great singalong movie. This is a great retelling of a classic tale.
I’m looking forward to hearing your go-to’s or if you have anything to add with the few that I have recommended! I can’t wait to pull out my DVDs and have a watch of these this year.
I plan on watching them with the Christmas tree lit up. Sparkling away.
Hopefully we can get a cooler night so that having a blanket to snuggle up into might be on the cards. Unfortunately it looks like it is warming up now in the evenings.
I am currently getting away with sitting in bed with shorts and a t-shirt so I am not confident that we are going to have any more cooler nights on the agenda. It’s a shame!
I would love to experience a white Christmas one day.
My husband is from the UK, so he grew up with cold Christmases. He still finds it hard adjusting to it. He says it just doesn’t have that special feeling, which I can only imagine for him it must be incredibly strange.
Christmas advertising for one is always based around snowflakes, warm food and cosy fireplaces.
I mean, Santa is wearing a full suit with a thick fluffy hat for goodness sake.
He would melt travelling all night in Australia delivering pressies, but I guess if he found a good house with air conditioning he may not want to leave! Let us hope that when he comes around this year and children leave him out a glass of milk that it isn’t too disgusting from how hot the house can get, eek. It won’t be chilled milk, that’s for sure.
For all of you out there celebrating your Christmas period blanketed by snow, enjoy it for me! Pour yourselves another hot chocolate and have Australia in your thoughts!