Romantic Holiday movies, anyone? Christmas is just around the corner and what a better way to bond with family, friends, or a significant other than with watching films, right? Getting cozy at home and watching romantic holiday flicks that will definitely give all the right warm and fuzzy feelings.
Here’s a special list that has eight suggestions to keep you company this festive season (via Hollywood Life)
1. “The Holiday”
Guaranteed to make you swoon, the film stars Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Kate Winslet.
Iris Simpkins (Winslet), a London-based society column editor, has been with her lover Jasper Bloom (Rufus Sewell) for three years, in spite of his betrayals but then she finds out that he is engaged to the “other woman,” Iris despairs over the state of affairs in her life.
Meanwhile, Amanda Woods (Diaz), an overachiever who owns a company that produces movie trailers in LA, finds out that her live-in boyfriend Ethan Ebbers (Edward Burns) has been cheating on her with his younger secretary. She decides she wants to get away for the holidays and visits a home swap website on which Iris had listed her “quaint cottage in Surrey.” Safe to say, (love) lives are changed! (via Wikipedia/The Holiday)
2. “The Family Stone”
Just a warning, we have a tearjerker over here. The story revolves on a Christmas holiday misadventures of the Stone family in a small New England town when the eldest son, brings his uptight girlfriend home with the intention of proposing to her with a cherished heirloom ring. Overwhelmed by the hostile reception, she begs her sister to join her for emotional support, triggering further complications. (via Wikipedia/The Family Stone)
3. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
Who can resist seeing Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel in a riotous comedy adventure that revels in the believer in all of us?
Jake Wilkinson (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is a selfish college student, who only has one thing on his mind—to get home for Christmas dinner or lose the vintage Porsche his father promised him.
Just days before his deadline, Jake awakens in the California desert—stuck and penniless, and in full Santa Claus costume! Despairing he won’t be able to claim his gift, he flies, crawls, cons, races, bullies, and even sleighs his way east. Although his uninterrupted errands turn into a nonstop comedy of errors, as an assembly of colorful and offbeat strangers look to “Santa” for help and kindness.
The closer Jake gets to home, the closer he gets to the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of family. (via YouTube/Ill be home for Christmas)
4. “Holiday In Handcuffs”
See Melissa Joan Hart in her oh-so adorable role in this movie. Trudie wishes to be a painter, who is currently working as a restaurant waitress. With the pressure to please her parents, she fails to attend a job interview and gets dumped by her boyfriend just before Christmas—this causes her to have nervous breakdown.
Worried about going home for the holidays without a boyfriend, she kidnaps David Martin, a random customer at the restaurant she works in and presents him as her boyfriend, Nick. Trudie’s family was spending a holiday at a very remote log cabin, so David can’t escape, although he tries to several times. He finally decides to play along until the police become involved, but he eventually falls in love with Trudie and realizes the family pressure that made her feel strained to abduct him in the first place. (via Wikipedia/Holiday in Handcuffs)
5. “Just Friends”
For sure Ryan Reynolds still looked cute, even when he was in a fat suit! The story centers on up-and-coming record executive (Reynolds), who used to be an overweight high school nerd. He reconnects with his lifelong dreamy crush (Amy Smart) after landing home in New Jersey with a neurotic pop star (Ana Faris) with him. Does he get the girl? You have to watch it to know the exciting events that happen next! (via Wikipedia/Just Friends)
The movie that can’t stress enough that “everything happens for a reason”! It was Christmas season in New York City, Jonathan Trager has an encounter with Sara Thomas while they were both trying to buy the same pair of black cashmere gloves at Bloomingdale’s.
They sense a shared attraction and even if they are both involved someone else; they end up bonding over ice cream at Serendipity 3. The two exchange goodbyes.
Though, both discover that they have left something at the ice cream bar—only to return and find each other again. (via Wikipedia/Serendipity)
7. “Four Christmases”
Saying Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn’s family’s are a little too crazy is an understatement. Brad (Vaughn) and Kate (Witherspoon) is a classy San Francisco couple. Both are products of dysfunctional families, with divorced parents and siblings with out-of-control kids, the two despise the idea of getting married or having their own kids.
In an effort to dodge their families for the holidays, the two go on an overseas trip while faking to be doing charity work there. As luck wasn’t on their side, Brad and Kate are trapped at the San Francisco International Airport by a fog bank that cancels every outbound flight, and interviewed by a news crew, alerting their families to the fact they’re stuck at home for the holidays. Uh oh! (via Wikipedia/Four Christmases)
8. “Christmas Cupid”
Christina Milian and Chad Michael Murray? You’ll love this one! This television film starring Milian, Murray, and Ashley Benson is directed by Gil Junger.
Sloane Spencer is a publicist in Los Angeles, with a project called the Snow Angel movie premiere on Christmas day for client Caitlin Quinn. Unluckily for Sloane, Caitlin repeatedly seems to find herself entangled in press scandals. Sloane is under anxiety to make this event flawless, so that she will be promoted to vice president, in place of her ex-boyfriend and co-worker Jason.
To help her in her climb to the top, Sloane is dating her boss Andrew, who is also the son of the head of the company. Sloane is so fixated on herself and her ambitions that she often doesn’t consider how other people around her would feel. She makes plans to work all of Christmas Day, than spend time with her mother, Vivian, or go to the dinner hosted by her friend from college. Watch how a Christmas miracle changes Sloane for the better! (via Wikipedia/Christmas Cupid)
Photo Source: Wikipedia/Just Friends