5 Films To Watch This Festive Season

Screening Christmas this Year!

-Sneha Rebecca Francis

With a slight chill in the air and with flipping calendar months, its a drag-on for the best thing you can do during Winters. Having said that, it isn’t an exaggeration if one said that Christmas has become all about enjoying fine food and wearing fine clothes. Along with the aroma of freshly baked Christmas fruit cake and rose cookies, it’s rather customary to look out for the cliché ways of spending the Christmas Eve. As important it is to enjoy the warmth of your sweatshirt tucked right inside your bag on a long evening walk in December, it is okay to keep the cheer of the festival lingering in the air.

Here is a list of 5 films you can watch during Christmas:

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946): The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas eve brings about the intervention of a guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and then how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8txbSoL3gDo

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All I want for Christmas (1991): In New York City, siblings Ethan (Ethan Randall) and Hallie O’Fallon (Thora Birch) embark on a journey to launch a hilarious technique to bring back their estranged parents together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrppibPe52o&t=11s

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Surviving Christmas (2004): An American romantic comedy film, Drew Latham, a wealthy advertising executive yet a lonely millionaire pays the Valcos family $250,000 to spend Christmas with them in the home he grew up. The movie represents the true spirit of Christmas. 

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Nothing Like the Holidays (2008): Directed by Alfredo De Villa, the film is about a Puerto Rican family in the area of Humboldt Park in Chicago who gather for possibly their last Christmas together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU1laKOT-Tg

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Home for Christmas (2010): Set in the small Norwegian town of Skogli, this film looks at those desperately trying to (re)connect with their families. “Home for Christmas” is basedon a selection of short stories from the Norwegin author Levi Henriksen’s collection, ‘Only Soft Presents Under the Tree”. These stories, which now and then intersect with each other, all take place in Henriksen’s fictitious small town Skogli, over a couple of hours on Christmas Eve. An absolute must watch for Christmas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7vEJzmyPpE

If not anything, then these movies will definitely help you sail along through your holidays. Hearts tugged at with sentimentalism . So, enjoy these wonderful films with a cup of hot chocolate under your favorite blanket.