December Entertainment: Movie Edition
In the last Liv Northgate Blog post we went over some events going on in or near Gilbert, AZ, that can help you get in the holiday spirit. This week we’re focusing on another form of December entertainment that will make even the biggest Scrooge feel jolly and bright: movies! Take some time during the rest of this month to watch your favorite winter- or holiday-themed movies in your apartment or at a friend’s house. Here are some of our favorites.
This romantic comedy isn’t necessarily all about the holidays, but it’s a great winter time movie in which a Chicago Transit Authority token collector accidentally lets a family believe she’s the fiancee of their comatose son and brother. While she gets closer to the family, she falls in love with the coma patient’s brother, who is about as much of a hopeless romantic as she is. This movie is full of hilarious misunderstandings and heartwarming resolutions.
If you’ve ever lamented the commercialism of the holidays, you’ll relate to good ol’ Charlie Brown in this Peanuts classic. If you haven’t, you can still gain inspiration for decorating your apartment from Snoopy’s award-winning lights display, learn some groovy dance moves from the rest of the Peanuts gang’s Christmas pageant practice, or just bask in the innocence that is this beloved comic strip character.
You can enjoy this classic story in so many ways, we’re not even going to start listing them! But we think the Muppets movie adaptation, narrated by the Great Gonzo, aka Charles Dickens in this film, and Rizzo the Rat, is a great place to start. It’s just the right amounts of hilarity and mystery, while staying true to its source material. It has some great musical numbers in it, too. You can also watch A Christmas Carol (2009) with Jim Carrey for an animated look at this story of self-redemption.
This tale tells the story of George Bailey, a small-town businessman with big aspirations. An angel, Clarence, comes down to earth to show George the ways he has impacted the lives of his family, friends, and everyone in town at a time when George sees little hope in life. It’s a classic everyone should see — for Jimmy Stewart’s phenomenal acting and the story’s hopeful message.
What are your favorite movies to watch as the year ends? Let us know in the comments so we can put them on our to-watch lists. Thanks for reading, and happy holidays!