14 December 2016

Stranded! Christmas Movie Edition

Can you believe we're here?  The last edition of Stranded! for the year.  I'm so glad Shay and Erika started this series, it's been a lot of fun thinking about what I would like to have with me if I were ever stranded on a deserted island.  In keeping with the holiday spirit, this month the theme is Christmas movies!  Because why wouldn't you want to watch a Christmas movie if you were stranded on an island.  And, if I were to be honest, I would watch any of these movies at any point in the year, not just during the holidays.  So which ones would I pick?  Let's start with my favorite of the bunch.

I love this movie.  I love this movie so much.  The cast! Oh my gosh, Emma Thompson, in that scene where she is alone in her bedroom trying to pull herself together.  Heartbreaking.  And so quotable!  "There was more than one lobster at the birth of baby Jesus?"  And of course, Hugh Grant dancing through 10 Downing Street.  As an Anglophile, this movie hits all the right notes for me. 

A close second for me would be The Holiday.  First off - I adore Kate Winslet.  And she shines in this one.  I want to be bets friends with Iris.  And Jude Law is so swoon worthy in this one.  Again, as a lover of all things British, this one hits all my requirements - bucolic English countryside?  handsome English gentleman with cute accent?  I love it.  And to be fair, I also am in awe of Cameron Diaz's house in this movie.  I'm not normally a huge Cammy D fan, but I really enjoyed her performance in this one.

I was living outside of Boston when Elf premiered in 2003.  My roommate at the time came with me to see it.  I kid you not, we laughed so hard we were crying with tears streaming down our faces.  We could not stop.  My joy and happiness with this movie has not abated in the 13 years since it came out.  And as an aside - for real?  Elf has been out for 13 years????  Son of a nutcracker!  Where did all those years go?  But I digress...I love this move.  And again, like with Camerone Diaz, I am not a huge Will Ferrell fan, but he totally makes this movie. 

Those are my picks, what would you choose if you were stranded on an island and could only watch three Christmas/Holiday movies? 

Come back Friday for Friday Favorites!  See you then...


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