Author: Mike Scaletti
One of the best things about the holidays is curling up under a blanket with a hot beverage, possibly with a fire going, and starting a holiday movie. It's a great way to spend time with your loved ones and family, and an even better way to get in the holiday spirit! That's why The Job Shop has decided to share some of our favorite holiday movies. Whether you're into the classics, or something more modern, we've got you covered!
It's a Wonderful Life - A classic, and nothing hits quite like "Zuzu's Petals!"
Christmas in Connecticut – I just saw this a couple of years ago and it’s fantastic. It is from the 1940’s. It stars Barbara Stanwyck, and the plot is great! Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country's most famous food writer. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his Christmas on *her* farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do?
Gremlims – hahaha!!! This was set during Christmas!
Home For The Holidays
Nightmare Before Christmas
Love Actually Home for the Holidays Last Holiday It’s a Wonderful Life
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Polar Express
Die Hard (Totally a holiday movie)
Love Actually - Despite the problematic behavior from a few of the characters in this movie, I do genuinely enjoy it.
Elf - Come on now, who doesn't love watching Will Farrell play an overgrown child in an elf costume!?
Bad Santa - It's much raunchier than most of the listings on this page (maybe don't watch it with the kids), but it does actually have some real heart and joy to it. And it's very funny.