My top 5 recommended Christmas movies to watch this December, chances are you’ve seen 4 of them!
Hello darlings, It’s been a second!…actually, make that one year 😦 and I’ve missed all the action here. It’s strange that I’ve actually forgotten what it feels like to blog, so forgive me if my my blogging skills seem rusty. However, as writers, we would always find a way to turn on our computers, stare at those blank white screens and let the words flow.
It’s been a looooooong year! And I don’t want to take us down memory lane regarding everything that happened in 2020, so let’s just skip to the part where your girl became a Filmmaker (Copywriter, Screenwriter, Producer), Tv commercial creator, and very recently, opened her own media company, *FlyGrade Media*, whoop! whoop! Yeah it’s been such an interesting year.
It’s Christmas time and though Covid 19 has changed how the world currently operates, with the Lagos State Government breathing lockdown and curfew upon residents this festive period, one can only think of few creative ways to enjoy Christmas at home. For a large number of people like me, who can’t go out to party with family, friends, and colleagues, perhaps spending time cooking, watching tv, playing games, and sleeping may become their favorite pass time. I present 5 movies to watch this Christmas season.
Starting at number 1 is an all time fave and a Christmas classic “Home Alone”. I remember watching this film as a teenager and how every Christmas it would be shown on local tv stations in Lagos. This comic Christmas film revolves around the life of a mischievous toddler named Kevin. Eight-year-old Kevin is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for France. At first, he is happy to be in charge, but when thieves try to break into his home, he tries to put up a fight. This character played by Macaulay Culkin, is one both adult and children will have a good laugh watching.
Second on the list is “A Madea Christmas” and it’s a 2013 American Christmas comedy film directed, written, produced by and starring Tyler Perry. This is the first Christmas themed film from the writer-director and it follows the story of Madea when she accompanies Eileen to convince the latter’s daughter to come home for Christmas. Little do they know that the reason she hasn’t come home is because she has married a white man. The film is very comical and has some valuable lessons on family and love. If you are a fan of Tyler Perry, this is definitely a must watch.
At number three is “The Grinch” (also known as Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch) and it’s a 2018 American computer-animated Christmas fantasy comedy film produced by Illumination and distributed by Universal Pictures. Based on the 1957 book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! In this film, The Grinch grows increasingly annoyed with the ever-growing festive cheer that engulfs the village of Whoville. So, he teams up with his dog to ruin the festive spirit by being a spoilsport.
Number four on the watch list is “The Knight Before Christmas”, and it stars Vanessa Hudgens and Brad Krevoy. In this story, a medieval knight is transported to the present day, where he falls for a high school science teacher who’s disillusioned by love. The Knight Before Christmas is filled with themes on Love, Family, Happiness, and is recommended for both adult and children.
Last but not the least on my list is a short animated film titled “Angela’s Christmas”. Set in Ireland in the 1900s, this film tells a story of the power of family and the innocent desire of a child to keep her family safe during Christmas. It is one of those films that make you laugh, cry and reminds you what the true Christmas spirit is about – Love, Family, Friendship and giving.
So, let me know if you have seen any of these movies or would be seeing it. Also, let me hear what your favorite Christmas films are.
Happy Holidays Darlings!