, author: Ermakova M.

For the mood: 10 best Christmas films of all time

Some of them can be watched with children, some with friends, but there is also something in this collection that you might want to watch alone.

New Year and Christmas time is a special time that needs a special atmosphere. A movie will help create it - New Year's, family, funny, sometimes a little sad:

Home Alone (1990)

A cult comedy about a boy who stayed at home during the Christmas holidays and bravely stood up to thieves. This story is not at all scary, despite the apparent thrill of the plot. The young main character demonstrates childish courage and resourcefulness, and it looks like a lot of fun.

"Elf" (Elf, 2003)

A funny and touching story about an orphan who goes in search of his father while traveling in Santa's sack. The meeting with his parent did not end at all the way the main character wanted, however, as an adult, he found the strength to regain his faith in people, and for people to regain their faith in Santa Claus.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

A monster who sets out to steal Christmas can hardly leave small and adult viewers indifferent. Yes, the Grinch is a negative hero, but his attempts to deprive people of the holiday are very funny and naive. Besides, nothing will work out for him, there will be Christmas anyway!

"Miracle on 34th Street" (1947)

A good story about a man forced to reincarnate as Santa. But he is so natural in this role that he himself believed that Santa exists! Moreover, he is Santa! Maybe it’s precisely because Chris believes so much in himself and the “proposed circumstances” that the children believe him? And earning their trust is very, very difficult...

"It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)

We all want to believe in angels. At least on Christmas Eve. People always need angels, and especially in those moments when in the hearts of others there is pre-holiday bustle and pleasant family chores, and in yours there is loneliness and a feeling of being useless even to those few who are nearby...

"A Christmas Carol" (1984)

One of (and perhaps the most illuminating) film adaptation of Charles Dickens' story, reminiscent of the need to show kindness and generosity.

"Once Upon a Time in New York" (Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, 2014)

Musical cartoon based on the film "Elf". In other words, a version of the film adapted to the perception of a young audience.

"The Polar Express" (2004)

A magical animated story about a boy traveling on a train to the North Pole. Little Chris and other children go to visit Santa. Each of the children has their own attitude towards the upcoming holiday - some are not at all happy about it. But Chris's kindness and courage works wonders, no less valuable than Santa's gifts.

"Exchange Holiday" (The Holiday, 2006)

A romantic comedy about two women swapping houses for the Christmas holidays. When you want to change something in life, you need not to be led by doubts, but decide to change and take a step. Shortly before Christmas, two previously unknown women decide to switch homes - one moves to a luxurious mansion in sunny California, the other to a snowy small town. Gradually, along with their habitat, the lives of the heroines change. So the advent of the New Year no longer plunges them into sadness - they celebrate the holiday cheerfully.