It’s that time of year again when the weather gets cold and there is no greater feeling than snuggling up on the couch with the love of your life while escaping into the romantic world of holiday movies. There are so many good ones out there to choose from, but we have picked this list of the top 5 essential holiday movies to enjoy this year. So grab that blanket and that warm body next to yours and enjoy!
#5 While You Were Sleeping
Who doesn’t love Sandra Bullock? She plays a lonely transit worker named Lucy Eleanor Moderatz, who pulls her longtime crush, Peter (Peter Gallagher), from the path of an oncoming train. At the hospital, doctors report that he’s in a coma, and a misplaced comment from Lucy causes Peter’s family to assume that she is his fiancée. When Lucy doesn’t correct them, they take her into their home and confidence. Things get even more complicated when she finds herself falling for Peter’s sheepish brother, Jack (Bill Pullman).
#4 Holiday Inn
“From Easter to Christmas, from the 4th of July to Thanksgiving, there’s a song for every holiday, and a holiday for every song.” With a soundtrack from Irving Berlin (and where Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” got its debut), this classic film covers every holiday and then some. The dance sequences with Fred Astarie still astound and the soothing sounds of Bing Crosby keep you feeling warm and fuzzy.
When two strangers (Kate Beckinsdale and John Cusack) meet in a department store while Christmas shopping, they spend an evening together and fall in love. Without exchanging contact information they decide to rely on fate to decide whether they’ll ever see each other again. This film demonstrates a Christmas miracle in its truest form and leaves you with the feeling that anything is possible. Plus nothing says holiday spirit quite like Christmas in New York.
#2 When Harry Met Sally
Who says men and women can’t be “just friends”? This classic film by Rob Reiner shows just how difficult it is for men and women to keep it platonic, especially when they are so custom made for each other. These two friends weave in and out of each other’s lives and finally come to a point of no return on New Year’s Eve.
#1 Love Actually
Unrequited love. Love of a stranger. True Love. This movie has it all. With an exceptional cast, memorable lines and just the right amount of Christmas magic, this movie is our favorite Romantic Holiday film. “To me, you are perfect”.
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