I don’t know about you, but the fact that Christmas Day is just around the corner is utterly mind-blowing. Where did the year go?
And while the stores have been blasting Mariah Carey on repeat since early November, I feel like I’ve not had time to truly get into the festive spirit.
Well, now it’s Christmas Eve, I think it’s the perfect time to live my best Christmas life and chuck on a Christmas classic on Netflix.
Now while some of my favourites are yet to be added to the Netflix playlist, I’m talking Home Alone, Elf, Die Hard (fight me – it’s a Christmas movie), there are some ace options to chose from. Here’s some that are definitely making the list for potential Christmas Eve viewing.
When it was announced earlier this month that Love Actually was being added to the Netflix playlist we all collectively lost our minds and it’s no surprise now.
Since it premiered in 2003, Love Actually has been my go-to Christmas film. Now to put it in perspective I was 8 in 2003 and it instantly became my favourite movie and it still is up there today.
I will never not cry when watching Karen (Emma Thompson) find out that her husband gifted the gold necklace to she who must not be named while listening to Joni Mitchell. She honestly should have won an Oscar for that scene alone.
Another classic that perfectly captures the feelings of loneliness many people experience around the holidays. Especially when you’re stuck in a cycle of dead-end relationships and the monotonies of day to day, 9-5 work. Sometimes all you need is a change of scenery.
It’s the perfect feel-good Christmas film. Also, any film with Kate Winslet is usually top notch.
A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS
This Christmas special follows Bill Murray trying to front a Christmas variety show with a bunch of his famous mates including George Clooney and Miley Cyrus. I’ve honestly never watched it, so it could be a contender for some fresh viewing. Judging from the trailer, it’s Bill Murray being very Bill Murray which sounds perfect to me.
THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES
Okay so maybe this is a classic just yet, but this new entrant from Netflix is surprisingly good. Kurt Russell’s performance as a smart-talking, charismatic Santa Claus steals the show. The story follows Saint Nick and two siblings who are tasking with saving Christmas after they crash his sleigh. Watching Santa sing rock’n’roll style Christmas Carols in Jail is reason enough to give this one a re-watch.
This cute animation, which is suitable for both kids and adults, explores the logistics around Santa’s epic world-wide present deliver service on Christmas Eve. The military-style operation, managed from a high-tech control centre in the North Pole, usually goes off without a hitch until there’s a glitch in the system and a child’s present doesn’t get delivered.
In comes the clumsy and likeable Arthur Christmas to save the day. It’s definitely a feel-good flick to get you in the Christmassy mood.
I’m still not sure what I will choose tonight, but I know whatever I do decide I will be feeling extra Christmassy come tomorrow morning.