Sunday, 8 December 2013

Oh tis' the season to be jolly! A Christmas playlist and film guide!

'Oh tis the season to be jolly, trollola-la-la-la-laaa' 

It's officially 8 days into the festive season which makes me a very happy girl indeed. I can finally gush about fairy lights, hot chocolate, and Santa Claus (the 5 year old in me coming out!), and watch as many cheesy Christmas films as I like, whilst dancing around to Christmas songs without being moaned at! 

So to celebrate the festive season, I have compiled a list of my the cheesiest christmas songs and films to get you, even if you happen to be the biggest humbug of them all, in the festive spirit. Soon you'll be skipping around humming Christmas songs and curled up on the sofa with 'Elf' on drinking hot chocolate!

It would be rude, irresponsible even, not to include the good old Christmas classics in these lists, as well as some new ones, so all that's left to say is, enjoy!


So here's my little Christmas playlist:

Last Christmas - Wham!

Hopefully you're humming the tune of a Christmas song by now, but if you humbugs out there are still in need of some festive-motivation here is a list of the best of the best films out there. If you're not feeling all warm and fuzzy with thoughts of christmas yet, watch a few of these films and that feeling will certainly be guaranteed.

The best Christmas film is Elf. Its the tale of Buddy, a human being who was raised by Elves in The North Pole. However, after inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his human man-size, Buddy embarks on a mission to the US in search of his true identity. The film follows the journey of Buddy in his adaptation to human life; learning when to cross the street in New York, learning not to chew discarded gum on the street and generally being incredibly naive, childishly enthusiastic and hilariously socially awkward!

Home Alone. Do I need to say more? It tells the story of nine year old Kevin who is accidentally left behind when his parents travel abroad for Christmas. Believing that the house is empty, two hilarious burglars decide to plan a break in. Little do they know, Kevin is a the ultimate prankster. From covering the floor in Lego pieces, setting the burglars head on fire and swinging paint cans around-this will have your belly hurting from laughter. The perfect film to watch with the family one chilly day in the build up to Christmas! 

The Classic Christmas film is by far the Snowman. If you haven't seen this, why not? It is the type of film that creates a fuzzy warm feeling inside. It tells the story of a young boy who makes a snowman on Christmas eve, only for it to come to life one night and take him on a truly magical and captivating adventure to the North pole where he meets other snowmen as well as the man himself - santa Claus. I love this film as it just makes you feel very nostalgic of your childhood as it looks at childhood dreams and happiness. Watching this film as a 5 year old I thought about the pretty lights and the friendly snowman, but now, watching it age 14 I can reflect on the meanings behind it- how Christmas is a magical time where dreams come true. Call it cliché all you like, but the fact remains very true.

Love Actually is a very Christmas-y rom-com. It's very 'British' film with British comedy-think primary school plays, English 'language' and awkward Christmas parties! It tells the story of lots of couples who are somehow all linked together. Featuring Hugh grant, Kiera knightly and Colin Firth, this film is a very 'warm' and jolly film, ultimately based around one thing: love. Lets be honest; who doesn't want a little bit of love at Christmas?

Going by tradition, you should always save the best till last. Thus, I introduce you to Nativity. Nativity is probably my favourite Christmas film of all time. It's a comedy about a group of primary school children who are putting on a Christmas nativity (see where the name come from?;) haha) led by their hilarious stand in teacher, Mr Poppy. From the tiniest, most adorable primary school kids to your 'cool' year 6 kids, this film is a portrayal of British kids with a very raw and witty comedic take on kids life. Don't be out off by the 'U' rating-this film has a lot of underlying adult humour so it's perfect for the entire family-grandparents and little brothers included!

What are your favourite films to watch in the build up to Christmas? Are you as obsessed with Christmas as I am?

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18 comments :

  1. So festive, makes me excited! I totally agree lf is defiantly the best Christmas movie <3
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    1. Elf really is the ultimate Christmas film haha. It even made me feel Christmassy writing it:-) thanks for the lovely comment, lauryn xxx

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    2. Also thank you for tagging me😃

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  2. Found your blog coz of this challenge and I love it!
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    1. Oh wow hehe that's fab to hear! Glad you like it! Thank you, lauryn xxx

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  3. Elf and Home Alone are my favourite Christmas movies, I watch them every year! :D
    I just got my Christmas tree up, and tomorrow I'll be adding some more sparkles to my room. :D So excited!

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    1. They are classics! Seeing as they are always on, its hard not to resist some good ld cheesy Christmas fun! Haha, I plan on doing that sometime this week! Always my favourite part of my year, it makes me feel five years old again! Hehe, Lauryn x

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  4. Best films, best tunes what can I say!! You've hit the nail on the head!!! Xx



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    1. Haha you make me laugh Jessica! Who doesn't love a bit of Elf and dancing around to Mariah Carey!!

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  5. Love it! I'm definitely feeling festive now :) The song choices are definitely good ones! :)

    Love, Lucy :) xx

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    1. Not as festive as I felt after reading your christmas tree post! I certainly agree...finding the right tree is almost as important as meeting 'the one'! Haha, thank you for your comment:) lauryn xxx

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  6. Home Alone would most definitely, without a doubt have to be my favourite Christmas film ever. Although I never saw it till I was at least 15, haha! Lovely Christmasy post :)

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    1. My favourite home alone film has to be the first one...I love them all! I can't believe you didn't watch it until you were 15, its a classic!! hehe, glad to get the festive mood going! Lauryn xxx

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  7. Love actually, ELF and the grinch are my favourite christmas films :) x

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    1. Love Actually is amazing - I mean Hugh Grants dancing alone makes it so! haha, I agree with ELF and the Grinch too! Thanks for the comment, Lauryn xxx

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  8. The Snowman is my favourite Christmas movie! I'm actually preforming the sound track to it this weekend with the orchestra I'm in! X
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    1. Oh wow! That's incredible; I've always wanted to be in an orchestra! Alas, my lack of musical talent means there is zero chance of that ever happening! What instrument do you play?:) Good luck Pippa! Lauryn xx

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