How can we cope with the news during the holidays? Somehow, all of the sad, dangerous, bitter, and mean-spirited things that get reported day in and day out seem to resonate a little more deeply at this time of year. Over on Facebook, a friend mentioned how movies can take us out of ourselves and remind us that love is still, actually, all around. Great reminder. At her suggestion, I sat down last night and watched Love Actually, which is one of my two favorite movies to watch at Christmas. It’s still funny, warm, and sweet — and it’s currently streaming on Netflix, too.
My list of favorite “Christmas movies” is short. But I can think of a few other DVD’s that might brighten your day or mine.
My Other Favorite Movie to Watch at Christmas
My Favorite DVD to Watch at Christmas That Isn’t a Movie
- Saturday Night Live Christmas (featuring a sketch with Alec Baldwin that makes Coke come out your nose. Every. Single. Year. And it’s time to watch The Hanukkah Song right NOW!)
A Few Movies Guaranteed to Make Me Laugh Out Loud No Matter How Often I See Them
- Victor Victoria
- Some Like It Hot
- To Be Or Not To Be (Jack Benny as Hamlet? Come on!!)
- Blades of Glory
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
A Couple More Feel Good Movies
This is a short and pretty idiosyncratic selection, but maybe one of these suggestions will make you smile or comfort you this season. Remember, it’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness. I’d love to hear what you like to watch over the holidays!