Perfect Christmas Movies

Ediția Decembrie 2021 Dec 20, 2021

   It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And one of the best things about the holidays is curling up with some hot chocolate on the couch and watching a Christmas film. Here are some movies that you should watch:

Home Alone (1990)

      ''Home Alone'' has absolutely everything you want in a great family Christmas movie. The soundtrack is Christmas in audio form and the plot and performances are timeless.

   The movie opens in the Chicago suburbs with a houseful of people on the eve of a big family Christmas vacation in Paris. There are relatives and kids everywhere, also when the family oversleeps and has to race to the airport, Kevin is somehow overlooked in the shuffle. When he wakes up later that morning, the house is empty. For some children, being “home alone” would be a scary experience, but Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) decides to enjoy this as much as possible this adventure. Well, everything is perfect until the little boy discovers that two burglars, Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) are planning to rob his house. And here the best part starts. Kevin will have a lot of fun while trying to stop the burglars.

   ''Home Alone'' grossed $476.7 million worldwide. Until 2011, it was the highest-grossing live-action comedy.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

  “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” is another memorable Christmas movie that never gets old. The film spent four weeks as the #1 film in the United States. It grossed $345 million worldwide and even in our days, after almost 22 years.

  In the town of Whoville embedded inside a snowflake, the Whos are frantically preparing themselves for their favourite time of year, Christmas. Except, there’s someone who doesn’t share quite the same holiday cheer – in the depths of Mount Crumpit lives the mean one, Mr. Grinch (played by Jim Carrey). He is a green, hairy, scary creature who loathes Christmas and all the Whos who thrive on it. Cindy Lou (Taylor Momsen), a charming little girl hopes to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas by reuniting the Grinch with the residents of Whoville. Through this disastrous reunion, we unearth why he has such disgust for Christmas and why his heart is two sizes too small. Consequently, the Grinch decides to get revenge by sneaking into the homes of Whoville, hoovering up their decorations, their festive food, and what he thinks is most important: their presents. In the end, they realize that Christmas is in their hearts, not under their trees.

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A Christmas Prince (2017)

  “A Christmas Prince” is a beautiful movie about love, hope, and forgiveness. A sequel, titled “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding”, was released in 2018 and another one in 2019, “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby”. The trilogy was filmed in Romania, most of the scenes were filmed at Peleș Castle (Sinaia). Other filming locations include Bragadiru Palace, The Cotroceni National Museum, The Carol Davila Medicine and Pharmacy University.

   The protagonist is a young American magazine journalist named Amber Moore (Rose Mclver) who is sent right before Christmas to Aldovia, for covering a press conference given by Prince Richard. The men has been portrayed as “the black sheep” of the family. But as soon as Amber is snooping around the palace, she is mistaken for young Princess Emily’s new American Tutore, Martha Anderson. The journalist plays along and asumes Martha’s identity im order to investigate the rumors of abdication.

  While Amber is discovering some disturbing secrets, she starts to be more and more intrigued by the misterious Prince Richard.

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The Princess Switch (2018)

  An amazing Christmas movie about love and hope with Vanessa Hudgens, who plays two different characters in the film.
"The Princess Switch" shows the story of two women who look the same but have very different lives.

    Stacy DeNovo is a talented baker who owns a pastry shop in Chicago with Kevin, her lifelong friend.  A week before Christmas, Stacy and Kevin are accepted into a prestigious baking competition, in Belgravia. Everything seems so normal until Stacy runs into a woman. She discovers that the woman is Margaret Delacourt, Duchess of Montenaro and fiancée of Crown Prince Edward of Belgravia. When they realize that they both look the same, Duchess Margaret suggests that they should switch their lives for only two days, then go back to their places before the baking competition starts. Initially reluctant, Stacy eventually accepts.
While they are trying to act normally, both women are realizing that their "temporary" lives are so much better than the true ones.
  What is going to happen? If you wanna know more things, you definitely should watch "The Princess Switch"!

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 Love Hard (2021)

   ''Love Hard'' is one of the newest Christmas films.  The movie enjoys a lot of popularity and it had been no 1. in Netflix Top for several weeks.

   Natalie (Nina Dobrev) is a woman who lives in L.A. and who has made a career out of writing about her terrible love life for a cringe-worthy site. After a string of particularly rough disappointments, a friend widens her dating app’s search radius to include the whole country. Finally, she matches with a smiling face who’s exciting to talk to and charming. After long conversations, the long-distance digital boyfriend pines that he wishes Natalie would be there for Christmas. At her friend and boss’ insistence (the latter wants another disastrous dating column out of the experience), Natalie travels across the country to Lake Placid, New York, to meet the man of her dreams. But when she gets there, Josh (Jimmy O. Yang) doesn’t look even close to the pictures he sent her. He used the photos of a former friend, Tag (Darren Barnet), to talk to women after being ignored on dating apps for so long. Outraged but now stuck in Lake Placid without her luggage, Natalie decides to stay and pass herself off as Josh’s girlfriend to impress his family. In turn, Josh promises to help her win over the man whose photos she originally fell for even if it’s as deceptive as what Josh did to her.

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I hope you like our suggestions. Enjoy the movie(s) and... have a Merry Christmas!

Articol redactat de Grigore Alice.

Articol editat de Minciu Ioana.

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