MUST WATCH CHRISTMAS MOVIES & SNACK IDEAS FOR A COSY NIGHT IN

12.13.2017


Oh my goodness, It feels like its been forever since I've sat down and written a blog post, but hello, I am alive, and I'm back and better than before. Since the last time I posted, I've celebrated my 18th birthday and enjoyed that same week celebrating my mums 50th birthday and going to see The Lion King in the west end and also may have shed a few tears in the process, but other than that I feel like I haven't had the time I used to have to be able to lose myself in writing a blog post or two for you loves, mainly due to work (I know it seems like a poor excuse, but it's true). I set myself a goal to write a ton of festive posts this season as Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year, so I've decided to attempt my first ever "12 days of Christmas" on my blog, so during the last 12 days leading up to Christmas I'll have a post up every day for you to sit and read with a warm cup of coffee, or some mulled wine if you're really in the spirit.

What better way to start all of the festivities this time of year, than to put on your comfies in the evening and throw on your favourite Christmas movies? We all have our favourites, our childhood classics and the ones we think are hyped up more than they need to be yet we still continue to watch them anyway, but sometimes it can get a little overwhelming when you're looking for some new suggestions and you have a whole wide world of Christmas thrown in front of your face and you end up watching the same movies over and over again because you get fed up of looking for something new. Well, don't worry friend, I gotchu. 

Christmas With The Kranks - 
Behold, the greatest Christmas film of all time. This is a huge family favourite and we watch it every year without fail. I can't even begin to tell you how much I laugh at this movie no matter how many times I've seen it, I honestly love it so much. The movie is about a couple who decide that they're going to skip Christmas and go on a cruise in the Caribbean, but when they're Christmas obsessed neighbours hear about the news and their daughter tells them she's coming home for the holidays, everything ends up going horribly wrong. If you want a hilarious, jolly and heart warming suggestion, then here it is. 

The Holiday -
I strongly believe that this is one of the cosiest films to ever exist. You know, the type of movie that makes you want to curl up in a ball with a fluffy blanket, a hot chocolate in hand and the fire crackling, even just by thinking about it? I never used to consider The Holiday as the "typical" Christmas movie as such, because although yes, it is set around Christmas, the storyline itself doesn't really have much to do with it, but with actresses like Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz, you're bound to love it anyway. The movie is about two women who switch houses over Christmas time after both experiencing breakups with their boyfriends. They both end up falling for a man in each of their locations and believe that leaving will end their romance. It is definitely a must see, and the description really doesn't give it enough justice. 

Home Alone - 
I honestly can't remember any Christmas without Home Alone, it's been a classic for so many years and will continue to be a favourite of mine for a long time! I'm sure you've seen it already, but if you haven't (please do), it's about an eight year old boy who gets forgotten about on the day his big family goes away for the holidays and gets left home alone. At first he loves the idea of being on his own, but he soon panics when two con men try to rob his home and he does all he can to protect it.

The Search For Santa Paws -
This one is typically cheesy, but you've got to see it! I know far too many people who haven't come across this adorable, family friendly movie. It's based on a cute little talking pup named Santa paws who must save Christmas with the help of a little girl from the orphanage after Santa loses his memory during a trip to New York to help people believe in Christmas spirit once again.

Jack Frost -
I've grown to love this Christmas classic more and more over the years to the point where I feel like everyone I know needs to see it at least once during the season. The story is about a musician who never made enough time for his wife and son, but dies in a car accident on Christmas Day. One year after his death, his son plays a song on his harmonica and jack is soon magically brought to life as a snowman on their family front garden, and after a second chance, jack and his son finally make up for lost time. I feel like you need to see this movie whether the description sounds good to you or not. If you're after a Christmas movie that won't disappoint, then I can't suggest this one much more. 

I love baking in general, but theres something about this time of year that makes it a million times more enjoyable, all the scents from the different spices or the smell of freshly baked dough can make any home smell delightful, but after coming home from the cold outdoors, there's nothing more homely to me than the smell of baking all sorts of goodies.

Here are a few recipes I gathered up that I'm definitely going to be testing out of over Christmas:
What's your favourite Christmas movie?
Shannon
x

3 comments

  1. The Holiday is one of my favourite Christmas films! These are all perfect to put on on a cold December evening!
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