Nostalgia has a lot to do with holidays. They bring back a lot of memories from childhood. Holidays also remind you of all those wonderful movies you loved back then and would love to rewatch even today. You would jump at the opportunity of watching them yet again. The holiday season is here and it’s time to put away all the differences on the back burner for the sake of peace and goodwill.
To have a great time this Christmas, what better option can one have than treating yourself with some amazingly funny Christmas movies. You might wonder what exactly a Christmas movie is?? Have they been set at Christmas? Or is there any other element that makes a movie one? Well, you will soon find that out. Here is a must-watch list of the funniest Christmas movies for this holiday season.
Home Alone (1990)
This Macaulay Culkin starring movir can make anyone nostalgic. After all, this was one of those epic movies which all of you have probably watched back in your childhood. Directed by Chris Columbus and scripted by John Hughes, the 1990 film showcases the adventures of the eight-year-old Kevin who is left behind by his parents quite unexpectedly.
They leave for Paris without him and that’s where the plot commences. Have you watched the film after you grew up? Culkin’s charm and of course, the emotional ending will surely bowl you over one more time. Home Alone is definitely on the list of the must-watch funny Christmas movies this year. Many Home Alone fans think that the sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, is better and funnier than the original one, so you might just want to skip the original one and watch the sequel instead. We recommend watching both.
The Bishop’s Wife (1947)
As Christmas is around the corner, Henry Brougham is going through a tough time. The Protestant Bishop is devoting all his time to raising funds for his dream – building a magnificent new cathedral. While he becomes more and more engrossed in running after his dreams, Henry neglects Julia, his wife, and also drifts away from his roots. He forgets his responsibilities. An angel named Dudley enters the scene to bring Jenry on the right path and remind him of his duties.
However, trouble sets in when Dudley finds himself spending more with Julia rather than Henry. Though there are some hiccups here and there, Loretta Young (Julia) and Cary Grant’s (Dudley) amazing chemistry would make you overlook them. David Niven as Henry Brougham has also done justice to his character. The Samuel Goldwyn comedy was remade as The Preacher’s Wife in 1996, starring Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, and Courtney B. Vance. You can check out both.
Love Actually (2003)
Written and directed by Richard Curtis, the 2003 rom-com has a Christmas theme which makes it special and worth watching this holiday season. It stars Alan Rickman as Harry, Emma Thompson as Karen, Hugh Grant, as David, Keira Knightley as Juliet, and others. The screenplay of the movie depicts various aspects of love showcased through ten different stories.
Even if the storyline of Love Actually might seem a bit silly to you, a lot of what happens in it would urge you to watch the movie in its entirety. You have no other choice but to stay glued to it till the end. The tale of infidelity will surely compel you to watch it for the second time. Keep this on your list this Christmas. You won’t regret it.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Starring Robert Downey Jr as Harold Lockhart, Michelle Monaghan as Harmony Faith Lane, Corbin Bernsen as Harlan Dexter, and Val Kilmer as Perry van Shrike, this 2005 comedy-crime flick is the directorial debut of Shane Black. Shane went on to churn out films such as Lethal Weapon, Lethal Weapon 2, Last Action Hero, etc.
Though Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is not a film that showcases exactly what Black is capable of as a director, it’s a must-watch this Christmas. Lockhart, in search of a new beginning, is asked to appear for a Hollywood film audition. He suddenly falls into a mystery that has a deep connection with his past. He reconnects with Harmony and partners Perry van Shrike. Black has penned down the script with all his heart and it shows.
Some other must-watch funny movies this Christmas is It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Carol, and Die Hard, among others.