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Presents are being bought, we are stressing about family, and some people are still looking for love right before December 25th. The music is all over the radio, every store we are in, and on some of our playlists while we are at work and need to feel all of the yuletide. But, who doesn’t love a good Christmas film or even a marathon after dinner is done? And there are plenty to chose from. For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re taking a look at the 15 best movies to watch with family, friends, that special someone, or even by yourself.
15 Classic Holiday Movies We Love
Whether you prefer Christmas classics like “It’s A Wonderful Life,” cult favorites such as “A Christmas Story” or newer hits like “Elf” or “The Santa Clause,” we bet you didn’t know some of the behind-the-scenes secrets of these holiday films.
“A Christmas Story”
There’s no other holiday movie that receives the amount of airplay that “A Christmas Story” does. TNT plays a 24-hour marathon that starts on Christmas Eve and if you’re a super fan what better way to spend that special time of year than in the same house that Ralphie, Randy and their parents lived? The house is real and has been preserved as a museum that is open year round. Over the holiday season, the museum holds an auction where anyone can bid on the experience to spend two days and two nights living in the house from Christmas Eve to Christmas. As an added bonus on Christmas morning, traditional “A Christmas Story” gifts are opened in the living room including two BB guns.
What has been your favorite aspect of the holiday season thus far? Some might say purchasing gifts while others enjoy decorating. Regardless of what tickles your fancy there are still financial lessons to be learned during this time of year with the most obvious one being to make it out as debt-free as possible. If you’re a little tired of reading the same old stuff (hopefully not ours!) you can turn to a few films that convey sentiments about money in their own way. Here are some holiday movies that taught us about finance.
If you’re like me, you’re a sucker for Lifetime movies and Holiday films. I don’t care how cliche or predictable, I’m here for it. So I was really excited to learn that on Saturday, while we’re eating all of our Thanksgiving leftovers, we can do so while watching Tatyana Ali in a Lifetime Holiday movie called “Dear Secret Santa.”
Shadow and Act reports that the film follows a newly single Jennifer who moves back to her childhood home. While there she is flooded with memories of her friend Jack who recently passed away. One day Jennifer gets a Christmas card in the mail from a secret admirer. Who calls himself her secret santa. The admirer knows personal details about her life and so she decides to write him back. In fact, his letters remind her of her friend Jack. Throughout the movie she tries to determine who’s been writing her.
You can watch the trailer for the film which stars Della Reese, Bill Cobbs and Jordin Sparks.
The film premieres on Lifetime on Saturday, November 30 at 8/7c.
In between wrapping presents and hanging stockings, we like to unwind with our favorite family Christmas movies. We love remembering how we felt watching them as kids and watching our own kids enjoy them again. What movies did we miss?
9 Of Our Favorite Family Christmas Movies
When it comes to black Christmas movies, the list is not that long. But one of the best Christmas movies, featuring brown people, is The Preacher’s Wife. Starring everyone’s favorite singer, Whitney Houston, and favorite actor, Denzel Washington, The Preacher’s Wife was a feel good movie we wanted to see from them. And though many of us were rooting for Denzel and Whitney to at least kiss in the flick, it was still a cute, little holiday movie.
Planning on spending the weekend snuggled on the couch watching movies? Here’s a list of some fun holiday flicks that will keep you laughing until the end of year. Did your favorites make the list?
Check out the whole list here.