Friday, December 23, 2016

Favorite Christmas Movies - 2016

This post could really be titled a smattering of my Favorite Christmas Movies because Christmas isn't half done yet and there are still so many to be found! Beginnings are lovely things though and I couldn't wait...

'Tis the Season for Love (2015)
One of Hallmarks talents is showing gloriously everyday people in their stories and in my personal opinion the romance between Beth, a hopeful Broadway actress coming back home for Christmas, and Dean, a fireman in her hometown, is one of the sweetest ones EVER. Really, I like them very much indeed.

A Cookie Cutter Christmas (2014)
There is a close tie between this and 'Tis the Season over which features my favorite Hallmark couple, but the ending of this makes me cry every time, so that is that my friends.

The Twelve Trees of Christmas (2013)
A romance set in New York City between an old-fashioned redheaded librarian Cheri, and Tony a developer, is one of the most unlikely you are like to find; including the most hilarious elevator scene ever. The atmosphere is cute and fun and the couple is altogether astonishingly adorable.

Lady on a Train (1945)
Brimming with tinsel, falling snow, and Deanna Durbin singing, this feels like a perfect capsule of a New York City 1940's Christmas even including a murder mystery. However, this is about the coziest film noir one could imagine. My favorite character during my first viewing (and all the others thrown in for that matter) is one of the prime murder suspects, and quite convincing as one too, so watching it for the first time as I desperately hoped he would not be the one, is still one of the most suspenseful story experiences I've ever had.

Samantha: An American Girl (2004)
The most charming view of Americana you could imagine. You know those grand houses you catch glimpses of in Anne of Green Gables + The Sequel? This film is as if you went up one of thoses steps and entered into the lives of its people. The friendship between the "upper class" Samantha and young servant Nellie is simply the dearest thing, besides which Uncle Gard and Cornelia are sweet together as well. Altogether the entire thing is cozy and heart-warming and I just want to pop into it.

What are some of your favorite Christmas films?
Are you a lover of Hallmarks?


  1. The only one I've seen from this list is Samantha (which I love, and just rewatched not too long ago!). I'm definitely going to look up all the rest, though, as they look absolutely adorable. :)

    Merry Christmas Eve, my friend!!

  2. I haven't seen any of these, but the last two are on my eventually-will-watch list :-)


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