The great thing about quality holiday movies is that you never get tired of them! I've compiled a list of my favorite movies for the season of love and understanding, as the song says. I am aware that all these movies will not please everyone, but at least I hope you find some of your favorites included.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
On Christmas Eve, a man who fears luck wishes he's never been born and that he's committing suicide. He is saved by his guardian angel, who shows him what his friends and relatives would be without him … This classic Frank Capra (& Arsenic & Old Lace & # 39; s considered one of the most Inspiring at all times and is a traditional Christmas favorite around the world since the 1970s. Interestingly, it was a box office flop at the time of its release! To be honest, I can not see why – has a touching, memorable story singing a long ending and masterful James Stewart ('Rear Window') in the lead role.
A Groundhog Day (1993)
Television Meteorologist cynical and egocentric, while covering the history of the weather forecast marmot, is stuck in time.In the beginning, he takes advantage of the situation, but soon he decides to make some changes because he begins to fall in love with his colleague … In my opinion the best novel comedy Tick for the end of the year parties! Bill Murray ("Lost in Translation"), who is nothing short of perfect in his role, shares a great alchemy with Andie MacDowell ("Four Weddings and a Funeral & # 39; 39 Even if you watch this film lying in bed with a high fever and cough, as I did last year, you will still enjoy!
A Christmas Carol (1984)
The stingy and morose old man learns the true meaning of Christmas from ghosts who visit him on Christmas Eve and show him his past, present, and future. There is nothing good to hope for in the future unless it changes his habits … Done for television drama is in my opinion the best and probably the most faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens & # 39; 39, novel, which has been adapted many times.This classic tale, located in Victorian England, with the late Ge Barley C. Scott (like Dr. Strangelove and Ebeneezer Scrooge), will certainly put you in the Christmas mood, but the powerful message that he conveys can be applied to all seasons!
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The Halloweentown Pumpkin King is bored doing the same thing every Halloween. One day as he walks in a wood, he falls on Christmas Town. Fascinated by the very idea of this holiday, he decides to kidnap Santa and make himself Christmas … Tim Burton, who has become known for his original dark fables such as Edward Scissorhands'. or & # 39; Big Fish & # 39; directed this animated musical fantasy. It was a huge box office success and hailed by the critics for its originality and visual excellence. In 2006, this film took on a new dimension when it was re-released in theaters in Digital 3-D.
Die Hard (1988)
Just before Christmas, a New York detective arrived in Los Angeles to spend holidays with his wife and children. Unfortunately, a group of terrorists took over the building of Nakatomi Corporation and holds all the employees, including the detective's wife … For those who can not do without thrillers during the Christmas holidays, it's probably the best choice. John McTiernan's classic (The Hunt for Red October) features thrilling action sequences, memorable one-liners and a film role for Bruce Willis ("RED"). sent this actor to the Hollywood celebrity.
Bad Santa (2003)
A miserable co-artist and his friend, a dwarf, plan to steal the department stores on Christmas Eve pretending to be the Father Christmas and his little assistant.As they proceed with the plan, "Santa" befriends one of their clients, an obese and overweight boy … This father Christmas is really bad! He pursues women, he drinks a lot and swears about every 3 seconds, but we also learn that beneath the surface he hides a heart of gold, certainly not a film suitable for children, but if you are adults, give this quirky comedy a chance for its different approach and great performance by Billy Bob Thornton (The Astronaut Farmer & # 39;).
A Christmas Story (1983)
America in 1940 & # 39; s. Long before the PlayStation and the iPad, a 9-year-old boy is looking for the Red Rider BB pistol. He tries to convince his family and Santa the gun would be a perfect Christmas present, but everyone always warns him that he's going to pull her eyes … This family comedy, based on Jean Shepherd's semi-autobiographical Stories, is worth watching for many hilarious scenes and its reputation as the greatest American holiday movie of all time. Peter Billingsley, who played the role of the little boy, is now a successful Hollywood producer, responsible for creating hits like "The Break Up". and "Iron Man".
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Four brothers and sisters are sent to the country during the Second World War. Playing a game of hide and seek, the youngest girl discovers a guard who transports her to Narnia, the magical land in eternal winter but without Christmas, ruled by the wicked White Witch … I adore this fable since I had watched the TV series version of 80 during my winter holidays. The latest adaptation of CS Lewis & # 39; book, address mainly to a younger audience, but it can be enjoyed by anyone with an adventurous spirit inside! This film was followed by the Prince Caspian Suite & # 39; in 2008.
A human orphan is found by Santa Claus and raised by elves at the North Pole. When naïve adult & # 39; elf & # 39; Discover that he is actually a human, he decides to go to his birthplace, New York, in search of his real father, who is on Santa's naughty list. .. The shock of two cultures – human and elephant – produces a lot of laughter in this family comedy. Of course, a lot of the credits for laughter goes to the main actor, the famous comedian Will Farrell (and the other guys) and the veteran James Caan (The Godfather's biological father of the protagonist.  Scrooged (1988)
An average television executive, who will do anything to increase the ratings of his network, even if it forces his office staff to work during Christmas Eve, receives visits from three ghosts – The Ghost Christmas past, present and future … I could not … resist resisting another, modernized and humorous version of a Carol Christmas' on the list, because that's what's "Scrooged" all on. Once again, Bill Murray is excellent in his role, this time as a Scrooge media world in a satire with super special effects, directed by Richard Donner (& # 39; Lethal Weapon & # 39;
I am a big fan of other movies from nimation, therefore, besides the aforementioned titles, I could also recommend The Polar Express, the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters Inc., Ice Age … The list goes on and on. Take it, sit down and enjoy!