There are several activities that families do during the Christmas holidays like watching movies, decorate the christmas tree, preparing dinner, going out to buy gifts and the best outfits, among others. But it is good to include Christmas movies to share with all the members of the house along with a cup of hot chocolate, with Christmas hats and wool blankets. This is a tradition that all families should adopt, it is never too late to spend time because on other days people are busy with their jobs or studying.
Sharing these moments with the family are priceless, these evenings are where we will have to tell someone who is making noise to shut up or if someone asks what the movie is about to tell them to continue watching and they will find out. On the other hand, if finding a movie to remember your childhood or one movie that you have not seen before is not your priority, we have made a top of movies that fit perfectly for this Christmas.
These are the 7 movies you can’t stop watching this Christmas
In this top of movies you can find diferent kinds from musicals where the rhythm will never lost, romance and we have also included several Hollywood classics and even about night monsters.
1. The Crystal Jungle
Normally it is always being debated if this is a Christmas movie or not, but that several characters use Santa hats and the dates in which it is framed, is enough justification to recommend it. The Crystal Jungle is an American action film from 1988 that is based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp. This adventure led by Bruce Willis is considered a classic of the genre that it is never too late to visualize it to remember how intensely exciting and fun it is.
This first film is a very good combination of action and comedy that creates an atmosphere of tension and satisfaction as the main character eliminates the bad guys. As a curious fact, there is a chapter of the Netflix series “The films that formed us”, dedicated to this film. It is a documentary where a lot of information and curiosities are thrown about how this film was made.
2. Ana and the apocalypse
Various combinations have been seen in various motion pictures that have not gave good results, but this is not the case with this Christmas musical with zombies. It was directed by Jhon McPhail and premiered at the fastastic fest in September 2017. It is about a zombie apocalypse that congregates over a town at Christmas. Anna and her friends from high school have to fight, sing and dance to get out of the attacks of the hordes of the zombies.
This film has received positive reviews from critics and audiences. On the Rotten Tomatoes website, the film has a 76% approval rating, based on 105 reviews, with a 6.7 score.
It is one of the best Christmas comedies ever, during the film we can see to Will Ferrell dressed as an elf and receiving orders from Jon Favreau. It premiered in the United States on November 7, 2003 and raised more than $ 220,400,000 around the world. The film is about an orphan baby who gets into a Santa Claus sack and when he was discovered at the North Pole, is was adopted by an elf and baptized with the name of Buddy.
As time went by, Buddy grows up with the idea that he was an elf but because of his human size, it was impossible for him to do various tasks that only elfs can do. He accidentally finds out that he was human and Papa Duende explains the situation and tells him who were his parents; his mother Susan passed away but his father lives in New York City, Buddy without a doubt started a journey to find his father but before Santa tells him that his father was on the list of people who misbehave. Elf is considered as a fun and iconic movie.
4. The three bad kings
Despite the title creating a connection to Three Kings Day, this movie is completely Christmassy. It was released in 2015 and behind it are those responsible for films such as This Is the End or Neighbors. It was directed by Jonathan Levine and we can mention that three bad kings is exactly what it seems, a comedy worthy of this group of comedians that includes that touch of tenderness and reflection on adulthood that cannot be missing in any of their movies.
Since Judd Apatow established the role model with Superbad or Pineapple Express, these films have repeated the same pattern over and over again: a group of adults who refuse to grow up live a hallucinatory adventure full of encounters from which their friendship will be reinforced. This film starring by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie is about an unshakable tradition on the night before Christmas Day that is partying like no other night of the year.
5. How beautiful is to live
This movie is a Christmas classic where we can reflect on different things that involve our lives, such as successes and failures, but especially on those things that still motivate us to never give up. It was released in 1946 and was produced by Frank Capra, it is based on the story “The Greatest Gift” written by Philip Van Doren Stem. This film has become a Christmas tradition because it is always broadcast on these dates.
Mixing drama, comedy and fantasy, this classic focuses on the heroism of people who fight every day to support their families and ensure the well being of the people around them without worrying about theirself material selfishness. In this film we can see James Stewart who plays a modest banker who, when he was about to commit suicide on Christmas Eve, something incredible happens to remind him of everything he is forgetting.
It is a Spanish film that premiered in 1961 directed by Luis García Berlanga, it was nominated at the Oscars for the best foreign language film. In the cast we can find actors of the stature of José Luis López Vázquez, Manuel Alexandre and a newcomer Castro Sendra Barrufet, who surprised the public with his great performance in what was his first cinematographic experience.
The plot is about a Christmas campaign that consists on welcoming the homeless of the city in the homes of families with more money for share a table with them during Christmas Eve dinner. This campaign, called “dine with a poor man”, is the idea of a group of women who belong to these wealthy families. The idea for the film came from a campaign created by the Franco regime in the 1950s.
7. Love Actually
It is considered a British romantic comedy, it was released in 2003 and was written and directed by Richard Curtis. The plot of this film is about the fact that: wherever you look, wherever you move, love is the force that moves everything and the main engine of people’s lives. This two hour film has a measured and constant rhythm, presents hilarious, sad and extravagant aspects of the feeling that moves the world.
But Love Actually is based on romantic stories, it has a spectacular cast and a perfect mix of joy and sadness, light and shadow, with scenes to remember and the certainty that, at Christmas, everything is possible. Mariah Carey’s single All I Want for Christmas is featured in this film.