Amidst the plethora of cheesy Christmas romance movies (I’ve been in a couple of them), it’s too easy to wonder where the actual good ones are. I thought I would compile my list of favorites. There’s some classics here along with some hidden gems. Cuddle up and get in the Christmas spirit! Here are the romantic holiday movies worth watching!
12 Dates of Christmas
From ABC Family, this fun romantic comedy features Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Amy Smart. Smart’s character, Katie is desperately trying to get back with her ex, but she has this blind date in the way. She will keep reliving this date until she realizes what she really needs. A fun, lighthearted flick, 12 Dates of Christmas is one I always go back to every year.
Probably one of my favorite Christmas movies ever, The Holiday features an all-star cast of Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black. Jude Law in this movie literally makes my heart palpitate because he is so dreamy. It’s a great, heart-warming story with a lot of love packed in it.
Snow, snow, snow! This classic is full of musical numbers, comedy, and dancing. It’s just absolutely charming. I can’t let a Christmas go by without watching White Christmas.
While You Were Sleeping
Probably one of my top 10 favorite movies, While You Were Sleeping is hilarious, real, and just plain cute. Sandra Bullock’s character is in love with a man that is in a coma….but then his brother is pretty cool too. It’s a hilarious adventure as she figures out what to do.
We spend a life of saving, restricting, and waiting for tomorrows. But when Queen Latifah’s character in Last Holiday discovers that her tomorrows are limited, she starts living every day like it’s her last. This heartwarming story shows you what life is really about.
When you try to avoid seeing your family, but it just doesn’t work, you end up with 4 Christmases. 🙂 Vince Vaughn and Reese Whitherspoon kill it in this hilarious comedy.
Probably one of the biggest crowd favorites is Just Friends. Young Ryan Reynolds shines in this comedy where he was once fat, but now he’s hot, and is trying to change how things are with his high school best friend. What will happen?
It’s A Wonderful Life
You want the moon, Mary? A story of a lot of love, devastation, and pursuit, It’s A Wonderful Life is an old classic that will transcend time. You just can’t get much better than Jimmy Stewart’s earnestness and goodness.