Thanksgiving is over and it’s time to deck your halls with bags of molly. It’s a well known fact that winter is cuffing season, which means you’ll probably opt to watch a movie fireside with your winter boyfriend at some point this December. Here’s a list of our favorite holiday movies to help you make that “what should we watch” conversation go a little faster. Obvs there’s a million others we left out, but we went for variety and like, stuff we’d actually watch again.
This movie is fucking underrated. Will Ferrell is a comedic genius and while this isn’t his best movie by far, it’s got holiday cheer and Zoey Deschanel manages to not annoy us as the main love interest.
4. Miracle On 34th Street
Yeah, it may be a weird tradition to let your kids sit on a fat stranger’s knee and tell him what their deepest desires are, but like, we all grew up taking pictures with Santa as baby betches. This movie has heart and is a straight up classic. We suggest seeing this just because of the impressive Macy’s Herald Square window displays each year.
3. The Holiday
Two words: Jude Law. This is sweet and so warm I might not even need to wear tights. Like foreign accents, love, and some funny scenes. Not a movie of much substance, but probably a great one to make a drinking game out of. Also props for one of the most unrealistic, unnecessary AIM conversation scenes ever.
This movie is all about how fate can be a bitch. Before Facebook, you could have a believable two hour movie all about two people looking for each other. I imagine it’s something like accidentally swiping left when you meant to swipe right. The agony. This is a vom-worthy cute holiday movie, and hot chocolate must be imbibed in its watching, fucking duh.
1. Love, Actually
This is a no brainer. The Brits got this ensemble cast love fest movie right. Unfortunately for Hollywood, who have tried and failed with their lesser Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve…Colin Firth is the British DILF we’ve always dreamed of. Every single story is cute AF even the one where the guy creepily hits on his best friend’s just married wife aka Keira Knightly. Witty, smart, sweet, and a holiday tradition, this is our #1.
But oh, if you hate it read this Jezebel review of the movie which will actually make you shit your pants because it’s so funny.