I posted my Hallmark Holiday round-up the other day (which I continue to add to after posting, if you care to click the link for an update!), but wanted to do a last-minute movie round-up for everything else watched in 2018. There were some new-to-me movies, the yearly classics, and some I haven’t watched in YEARS. They’re all categorized below and some of the old favorites / new movies have little bits of my thoughts underneath. The tried-and-true yearly favorites don’t need any information!
My favorite Christmas movie is THE SANTA CLAUSE, and that’s usually my first “real” holiday movie of the season. I don’t really count all of the Hallmark ones I keep on in the background starting in November. My second favorite is CHRISTMAS VACATION because it’s perfect. The others are classics we’ve started to watch each year!
New-to-Me (Non-Hallmark) Movies
Hallmark movie reviews can be found HERE!
I wanted Chris to watch THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES with me (we failed at that) but knew I’d be watching THE PRINCESS SWITCH alone! I put it on while wrapping presents and folding laundry (fun and exciting stuff) on my favorite day – Christmas Eve Eve. It has the classic switcheroo storyline of two strangers who look alike and decide to swap lives for a period of time. It was definitely a cute one!
Haven’t Seen in Years
I had high hopes for this section because I really wanted to watch a lot of rom-com Christmas movies this year! I don’t know how the season goes so quickly when I spend so much time loving Christmas things for like 2 months straight?? Chris suggested HOME ALONE 2 because he loves the NYC Christmas vibes (without us having to venture down to NYC haha). It’s honestly better than the first for me. We also watched THE HOLIDAY, which really is only here because it takes place over Christmas but it’s not actually Christmassy. I love this movie any time of year and I MISS CAMERON DIAZ. We also watched the Jim Carrey version of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS for the first time in a few years. As a general fan of Jim Carrey, I like this movie. I think he brings something silly and different to the Grinch and I’m not mad about it.