It’s no secret that I love Christmas movies. I have confessed that I start watching them in November.
Elf and Christmas Vacation are movies I quote all year long.
Plus, it just doesn’t feel like Christmas until I sit down with my family and watch Home Alone or A Christmas Story.
But there are some Christmas movies I watch every year that you probably haven’t heard of. ‘Tis the season to acquaint you with these gems!
While aimed at the adult viewer, these movies are suitable–if not boring!–for young ones. These lesser known Christmas movies to enjoy won’t make your head hurt and are sure to inspire some holiday cheer.
Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)
A down on her luck waitress (Melissa Joan Hart) gets dumped on Christmas Eve, right after she promised her uptight parents that they would meet her successful boyfriend that night. Desperate, she kidnaps a good looking customer (Mario Lopez) from the diner where she works. She drags him to the remote cottage where her family is celebrating Christmas. The story does an entertaining and fairly plausible job of foiling his efforts to escape at every turn. Because it’s a romantic comedy, it doesn’t take long before the waitress and the businessman start to fall for each other.
Originally broadcast on the former ABC Family channel, search for this one On Demand or try Freeform.
Three Wise Women (2010)
Ellie was a happy teen being watched over by a guardian angel until one fateful night when she uncovers a family secret and vows never to love again. Fast forward twenty years and we find Ellie is a career-driven doctor who has forgotten the true meaning of love. Her guardian angel comes back into her life and, with the help of her past and future selves, tries to convince Ellie to change her ways.
I caught this one when I was home sick once and got hooked. Filmed in Ireland, the actors have Irish accents, which makes it *extra* cool.
Check the Hallmark channel for this one.
Comfort and Joy (2003)
Jane Berry is a single, high-powered executive with a high-powered salary. But something is missing from her life. After a car crash on Christmas Eve, she wakes up to find herself a married mother of two. She struggles with her new life as she slowly starts to be transformed by it, too. It’s a little bit funny, and a lot sweet. Starring Nancy McKeon (Jo from Facts of Life!) and Steven Eckholdt.
Comfort and Joy can usually be found on the Lifetime Channel.
What about you? What lesser known Christmas movies might I not know about? Do share. I’m always ready to get in my jammies and relax with a seasonal flick.