Most Heartwarming Christmas Movies to Watch
Christmas Feel-Good Classics
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! What could be better than watching Christmas feel-good movies that will keep you and your heart warm during winter cold? Nothing, right? Also, these movies will help you get yourself into Christmas spirit. Moreover, those might even make you put yourself in a good mood and feel hopeful about the coming New Year! It's important to embrace, celebrate and welcome the New Year with dreams, hopes and positivity! That is where movies come to our rescue. Personally, the thought of watching some Christmas movies in my PJs with a cup of hot chocolate in my hands sounds so cozy and comfy to me. If you are on the same boat with me, you should definitely check this list out!
1) It's A Wonderful Life - 1946
Generous businessman George Bailey feels desperate because of business issues during Christmas time. When he is about to lose hope, his guardian angel Clarence makes an appearance in order to show him that there's still hope.
"It's a Wonderful Life", which is one of the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", is a sentimental yet a cheerful movie that's going to warm your heart. It gives hope. So, George Bailey isn't the only one who has Clarence. We all have our own Clarences, let's just remember that whenever you feel down.
James Stewart and Donna Reed's sweet on-screen romance will make you smile.
2) The Bishop's Wife - 1947
Dudley, an angel in human form, is sent to help Episcopal Bishop Henry Brougham to build a new cathedral and to pay more attention on, to show more interest in and to spend more time with his wife.
This movie focuses on guidance. If someone is guided well, they can finish what they're starting. It also points out how important it is to allocate time for our loved ones. So whenever you feel trapped, remind yourself that there is a Dudley out there to guide you, even though it's not in a way you thought.
Cary Grant and Loretta Young's delightful ice skating will melt your heart.
3) Scrooge (A Christmas Carol) - 1951
Old, grumpy and stingy Ebeneezer Scrooge gets visited by three ghosts (past, present and future) on Christmas Eve so he can right his wrongs and become a sincere and generous humanbeing.
This movie is adapted from Charles Dickens' joyous classic "A Christmas Carol". It focuses on forgiveness and redemption. Could there be a better way to spend Christmas rather than watching Charles Dicken's iconic adaptation?
Perhaps, it's not too late to learn from our mistakes and start becoming generous so we can be better in future, right? We don't have to wait for Christmas ghosts to appear to make it happen.
4) The Bells of St. Mary's - 1945
Father O'Malley, who is an unconventional priest, and Sister Benedict work together in order to save a big Catholic school called St. Mary's in spite of their different methods and views.
This movie focuses on humanity and goodness. It believes that goodness has a power to change the world and we have to believe in goodness of humankind so that kind of change can happen.
Watching Ingrid Bergman sing "Varvindar Friska" and Bing Crosby sing "The Bells of St. Mary's" is such a joy and will make your Christmas better.
5) Meet Me in St. Louis - 1944
The Four Smith daughters learn valuable lessons regarding life and love in the year before the 1904 St Louis World’s Fair.
It's a technicolor musical movie that has both Halloween and Christmas sessions. So it's not only perfect for Christmas but it's also perfect for Halloween. Since Halloween is gone, we have Christmas left so let's focus on it.
Judy Garland's amazing dancing and singing scenes will definitely help you get into Christmas spirit. So will Margaret O'Brien's spectacular performance.
Those black and white Christmas Classics and technicolor “Meet Me in St. Louis“ will add some color to your life!
Which one is your favorite?
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