Are you getting a little tired of all the Christmas schmaltz? Fighting off that Bah Humbug feeling about now? When all the holiday madness starts to get to be too much, but you don’t quite want to give up on finding some Christmas spirit, try watching one of these movies. None of them are about Christmas (or New Years), but each has great holiday scenes – just enough glitter and holly to keep you in the mood!
Love, Actually – Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Kiera Knightly, many others
This one actually has a lot to do with Christmas, but it’s really about love in all it’s funny, touching, heartbreaking forms.
When Harry Met Sally – Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal
Not Christmas, but New Year’s Eve. Funny with several classic, iconic scenes. Don’t miss it.
Trading Places – Eddie Murphy, Dan Akroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis
Everything starts at one of those dreaded Christmas office parties…… A modern comedy classic.
Meet Me in St Louis – Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien
One of the great American musicals, this movie introduced the heartbreaking song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”.
About a Boy – Hugh Grant
A trust fund slacker living off the profits of the Christmas song his father wrote years ago, gains a life – and a heart – with the help of a little boy. Sharp and funny.
While You Were Sleeping – Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman
Through misunderstandings that never get cleared up, lonely Lucy gains a family and falls in love – with the wrong guy! Set during Christmas and New Years. Bullock is at her charming best.