This time of year is the best time to snuggle up on the sofa with a blanket and a hot chocolate watching great movies. Of course the obvious movie choice would be to watch a Christmas movie (which I will be doing a post on soon) but I realise that a lot of people hate Christmas movies and I myself am quite picky with what Christmas movies I watch.
So I thought I’d share with you my favourite non-Christmas movies that are perfect for this time of year. A lot of these are really comforting and heart-warming with lovable characters and happy endings. So they are for sure to put you in a Christmassy mood even if they don’t feature father Christmas.
If you’re looking for a long movie with great musical numbers and some comical moments My Fair Lady is perfect. Set in London this follows a flower seller with a heavy cockney accent who is offered by a Professor to be taught how to speak ‘proper’ to improve her job prospects.
Old favourites is another thing I like to play this time of year and Bridge To Terabithia is a magical and imaginative children’s film that never fails to make me cry tears of sadness and joy.
Anastasia is another childhood favourite and is perfect for this time of year as it is set in the cold and snowy winter months in Russia. This is based on the true story of Anastasia, a lost Princess who’s family offer a high reward for whoever finds and returns her. Dimitri, a con artist, finds the perfect girl to impersonate her.
I feel like this goes without saying but I can not make a favourite movies post without mentioning Harry Potter. It’s not Christmas without at least one HP re-watch.
Pan’s Labyrinth is a Spanish movie so unless you speak Spanish you do have to have English Subtitles on but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. It’s basically an adult version of Alice in Wonderland. If you like fantasy movies blended with reality you’ll like this.
A Disney movie with a twist. Saving Mr Banks tells the story of the author/creator of Mary Poppins. You see how the movie we know and love came to be and with the added humour and emotional backstory, this is a very enjoyable and touching film.
This is probably my favourite non-book-to-movie adaptation ever (but it still features books.) Midnight In Paris is a magical realism movie set in Paris and follows a man who wishes he lived in 1920’s Paris and one day finds a way to travel back to that period where he meets famous authors like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway.
Perks of Being a Wallflower is probably my favourite movie ever. I love everything about it, the actors, the characters, the music, the friendships. The Secret Santa scene means the film has a Christmas touch to it.
Another Childhood favourite but an amazing movie. The Secret Garden features both Winter and Spring scenes and it’s heart-warming story makes it perfect for a cosy night in.
I personally love all of the Narnia movies (the new adaptions) and the first one, with Narnia cursed by the white witch to be stuck in winter for 100 years, is especially is perfect for this time of year. Santa Clause even makes a special appearance.
So those are some great non-Christmas movies to watch this time of year. Let me know if you’ve watched and loved any of these!
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