"All I Want for Christmas is..."
Every year I set aside time during the Christmas holidays to watch certain movies. There’s a wide variety, from comedies to dramas to musicals to animated films. And my favorites usually have a love story as the focus. After all, Christmas is about love, whether it’s romantic or between friends or among family.
I’ve divided this list into categories because I like finding the things that certain movies have in common. So if you’re looking a particular kind of holiday love story, maybe one of these will interest you.
Finding the One Meant for You – It is said that there’s someone for everyone. These movies show that some romances begin in the most unexpected ways. But those circumstances can bring the right person into your life.
Christmas in Connecticut
I’ll Be Seeing You
The Nativity Story
While You Were Sleeping
They’re Playing Our Song – Shakespeare wrote, “If music be the food of love, play on!” And as Kimberly C. pointed out in her last blog, music often plays an important part in Christmas movies. While Elf isn’t a musical, there’s no doubt that music can be magical and bring people together.
Falling in Love Again – Sometimes after loss or heartbreak, we can find love again with someone new. And sometimes we find that love was never lost in the first place – and fall in love with that one person all over again.
The Bishop’s Wife
It’s a Wonderful Life
Santa Clause 2
Animated Characters Need Love, Too – Yes, I’m including some animated programs – because they can have some nice little love stories, too.
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Enjoy the holidays! And if I’ve left out your favorite Christmas love story, please let the rest of us in on your find!