December 12, 2014
Watching joyous films remains to be one of best ways to launch yourself to Dreamland. And since we’re already in the Holiday Season, why not go for some cheerful Christmas flicks will make your heart as soft as your foam bed? For one thing, they should lighten up your mood in case you’re spending Christmas Eve alone. For another, they will spark your imagination, which could result to some pretty spectacular dreams. Let’s check out some all-time favorites along with some recent gems:
Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, is in charge of organizing Halloween Town’s annual celebration of All Hallows Eve. Growing tired of the routine he oversees every Halloween, he stumbles upon a portal leading to Christmas Town, inspiring him to celebrate their holiday as well – but with disastrous results. Can Mr. Skellington fix the mess he makes? You’ll have to watch this animated classic to find out!
George Bailey gave up everything just to help others, and all it got him was a ruined life. Or so he thought. His guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, shows him how meaningful his life is, and how it would be life if he didn’t exist in the first place. Don’t mind that the film is in Black & White; this is one of the most uplifting Christmas flicks you’ll ever see.
Atop a steep mountain in Whoville lives The Grinch, a green creature with a heart “two sizes too small” who has hated Christmas since he was just at a tender age of eight. Bitter with the rest of the people from Whoville, he schemes to steal their gifts and ornaments in an attempt to “steal Christmas”.
No Christmas Movie Marathon is complete without the musical adaptation of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. Here, Ebenezer Scrooge is voiced by Michael Caine while the rest are portrayed by our favorite Muppets. Nothing like a movie filled with singing and puppets to set your mood for the holidays!
Now here’s a funny tale that will cater to the citizens of the North and South Pole alike. Will Ferrell is at his most charming here as Buddy, a human happily raised by Santa’s helpful elves. Though he was a giant compared to his elf community, Buddy was late to discover the truth about his nature. His solution? Venture out to the United States in search for his identity.
The fun-loving Jack Frost is enlisted as the new Guardian of Childhood alongside Santa Claus, the tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Sandman. Together, they try to stop the evil Pitch Black, a boogeyman who will stop at nothing to terrorize children worldwide.
This film features an ensemble cast and multiple love stories happening simultaneously with some of the characters interlinked. The story begins a few weeks before Christmas, with an epilogue a month after the holiday.
One Christmas Eve, Scott Calvin accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall off the roof of his house, leading to Father Christmas’ mysterious disappearance. In an attempt to save Christmas Charlie Calvin encourage his dad to don Santa’s clothes (which somehow remained) and finish his work. After the incident, Scott begins changing physically, transforming into the new Santa Claus to everyone’s delight!
After a mishap that normally occurs in large families, eight-year-old Kevin McCallister is left alone in the house much to his delight while a duo of funnily incompetent burglars lurk nearby. To ward off these intruders, Kevin riggs the house with booby traps. Now this movie might not exactly give your family the sweetest of dreams, but it’s sure to give nightmares to potential intruders.
Now here’s a Christmas movie that truly delves into the essence of Christmas by depicting the birth of Jesus Christ. In this film adaptation of the Nativity of Jesus, we see Mary and Joseph, as well as the other notable people whose lives were touched by the coming of Christ.
Before you start watching, it’s best to much on some healthy snacks that will result in a good night’s sleep. That way, you can better enjoy your slumber as soon as you finish your movie marathon. Happy Holidays, everyone!