The holiday season is upon us, and we’ve all gotten the warm fuzzies again! Christmas is one of the very few holidays that gets almost everyone excited. What is not to love about it? It’s got the music, the food and all the time you could ever need to spend with your loved ones. Let’s not forget Christmas Movies! With the pandemic taking a toll on us, Christmas 2020 might be slightly different from what many of us would have initially planned. But this does not mean it has to be sad and gloomy – it’s quite the opposite, really! This holiday season, we urge you to switch it up a bit and spend time indoors with everyone that matters. Whether virtually or IRL, this could get as exciting as any other activity!
To get you going, we have curated a list of Five Christmas Movies to Watch with Your Partner – or anyone else for that matter! Read on to get the sleigh going!
1. Happiest Season
Director: Clea DuVall
Believe us when we tell you that Happiest Season is the LGBTQ+ Christmas movie of your dreams!
While Kristen Stewart and Dan Levy’s presence is enough to lure the crowd in, the movie does more than that! It is not just a feel-good film, but it is one that has real substance to it. Furthermore, the casting is impeccable, and the film exhibits a sort of effortless joy.
A modern-day coming out story – Happiest Season is the perfect film to watch with your partner!
2. Last Christmas
Director: Paul Feig
Last Christmas is a 2019 film featuring Emilia Clarke in the lead. The story revolves around Katarina, a struggling singer, who picks up a gig as an elf in London. Things take an interesting turn when she meets Tom (Henry Golding) while at it.
The entire aesthetic of the film matches the holiday mood, and the storyline is a familiar one. While you would want to reject this familiarity in most cases, it somehow works perfectly for a Christmas film – harping on all the nostalgia one might want to feel! If you are looking to get a few giggles in, this is the right pick for your Christmas movie list!
3. The Grinch
Genre: Family Drama
Directors: Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier
Now, we know what you’re thinking. How can a movie about The Grinch be a good pick for my partner and me? Well, this film is not just a family drama – it is a movie about good cheer and spirit – not a good but a great pick for the holiday season!
Casting Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch is probably one of the top 10 decisions a man has ever made! He takes the role and makes it his own, adding his signature charm to it. As a result, the movie is witty, funny, cheerful, and just right for Christmas – if you know what we mean!
Take a leap of faith and trust us on this one; the Grinch will be the star of the Christmas viewing party. Get around to it, and you will know why!
4. The Night Before
Director: Jonathan Levine
You and your partner are people that love a good laugh, and you’re probably wondering if we’ve good anything in store for you. Why we do, indeed!
Featuring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead, The Night Before is a movie you must watch if you are in for some hilarity. The plot follows best friends Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen), and Chris (Anthony Mackie) as they decide to get things going that Christmas by looking for the Nutcracka Ball – a much sought-after Christmas Party in New York.
We know a classic Seth Rogen comedy when we see one, and The Night Before is definitely it!
5. The Princess Switch
Director: Michael Rohl
We might or might not have put this here just for the heck of it! Okay, okay, we didn’t. We have our reasons, of course!
Firstly, Vanessa Hudgens. Secondly, this is a Christmas film that is fun in the truest sense of the word. It follows the well-known princess and the pauper trope but includes the elements that a modern rom-com needs. The movie can be watched without a single coherent thought in mind, and sometimes, we need just that, don’t we?
The Princess Switch has everything indicative of a Netflix rom-com, including the extreme cheesiness of the plot.
And what goes well with cheese? Some wine, indeed. So grab some and get watching these Christmas movies with your partner, family, or even your pets because why not!