Top Christmas Movies

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When I was single, the best thing to do being single during the holidays was watching GREAT movies that took place during Christmas…seriously.  There’s nothing like watching under a familiar blanket, a poetic mug filled with coffee, some sugar cookies, and a movie that you knew was going to have some major damage on your emotions two hours later.

So here are my picks for all of you out there, single or not:



Elf (2003)

Who wouldn’t love a grown man who grew up in the N.Pole, dressed like an elf to meet his biological father, only to fall in love with the not-so-popular-yet Zooey Deschanel, with a bathroom scene that sparked all of the “Baby It’s Cold Outside” covers.  

We all can relate. 


Home Alone 2 (1992)

When I was younger, I wondered who I’d ever give my other turtledove to during Christmas.  Sadly enough, since 1992, I’ve never given one out to anyone.  But 2 years ago, just because of this movie, I bought two turtledoves together for our family tree. Yes, somewhere, amidst all the nonsensical comedies of this movie, there were some soft spots to remind us that Christmas means never being alone. 


Just Friends (2005)

Fat boy meets hot girl, falls in love with her, isn’t loved back, until he loses all that Christmas weight, gets an envious job, and has the courage to win her heart.  Who wouldn’t love this movie?  This movie puts the aw in awkward, but with a great cast and overblown obsessions that stem from highschool, who couldn’t relate?  

Did I mention this movie was set in New Jersey?  C’mon…plus, if you’re that good, you can appreciate the awesome soundtrack. 


The Nativity Story (2006)

This was awesome. There was nooooooo pomp at all in this movie, which I sincerely appreciated.  It was simple. It was bare.  But if you take time to watch it, it’ll speak volumes, more than the dialogue could ever capture.

 6.   Love Actually (2003)
5.    Edward Scissorhands (1990)
4.   Bridget Jones Diary (2001)
3.  Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
2.   You’ve Got Mail (1998)
1.   When Harry Met Sally (1989)
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