The end of year holidays are all about it being too cold to venture outside, and being miserable because you forgot to stock up on food and now it’s too cold to venture outside. So you curl up in your pyjamas with a warm cup of something you managed to salvage from the back of a cupboard, and plonk down in front of the TV.
Alternatively, for people living in the southern hemisphere, where the end of year takes place during the summer months, it’s all about it being too hot to venture outside, and curling up with something you fished out from the back of the freezer.
Chances are, in both case scenarios, you’ll end up in front of the TV, watching a soppy film about how a family reunites, a hopeless bachelor(ette) or a single mum/ dad finds true love, an icy scrooge thaws out…yaddah yaddah yaddah.
When you’re stomach’s left growling after those small screen tidbits, you’ll want to sink your teeth into something slightly more satisfying. I give you my top three Classic Holiday Season Movies.
Love, Actually is, obviously, not even remotely on the list.
- Gremlins (1984)
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- Home Alone