It is Christmas time! To celebrate, what is better than having a delicious meal and watching Christmas movies with your loved ones at home? Check out 7 must-watch Christmas movies of all time below, from romance, comedy, action to animations, to delight your Christmas!
1. Love Actually (2003)
“Love Actually” is a beloved romantic movie in 2003, filled with fantastic actors including Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Liam Neeson. It has been perceived as a perfect Christmas classic that features 10 love stories, and the cue card scene must be the most memorable one to most of us. A sweet and fresh Rose or Rose Champagne will be perfect for enjoying this lovely movie.
2. Home Alone (1990)
Played by the famous child star Macaulay Culkin, the 1990 American comedy film “Home Alone” is one of the classic seasonal movies. It is a story about an 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation and how he defends his home from two burglars. The movie is full of hilarious scenes and there is no shortage of laughs. An approachable white or Sparkling wine, such as NZ Sauvignon Blanc & Prosecco is definitely the best choices to lighten the fun and upbeat atmosphere of this joyful comedy.
3. Die Hard (1988)
Christmas movies are not only about romance or comedy! Took place on Christmas Eve, the 1988 blockbuster action movie “Die Hard” is considered as a great Christmas movie. Starring famous action star Bruce Willis, “Die Hard” is about how he saved his wife and several other taken hostage by terrorist during a Christmas party. While watching the tense and terse action scenes, drinking some spicy red wines like Australian Barossa Shiraz or spirits would ignite extra excitement during the movie.
4. Frozen 1 (2013) & 2 (2019)
“Let it go~Let it go~” It is perfect to enjoy the magical world from Frozen during a cold Christmas! While experiencing the self-discovery journey of becoming the queen with Elsa, drinking a delicious Icewine can help to create a charming winter atmosphere! Let’s drink the fine wine with beautiful Disney music for a magical Christmas.
5. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Do you want to have an unusual Christmas? Visionary director Tim Burton has created a delightfully spooky Christmas in the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas”. It is about Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, attempts to bring Christmas to his home. Jack makes a lot of creepy Xmas gifts and decorations, and he even kidnaps Santa Claus. The film has a great blend of dark moments with pure comedy and warmth. You may pick wines with gothic wine labels like the Orin Swift Palermo resembling the style of Tim Burton’s dark comedies, to fling yourself into the dark fantasy world.
6. Harry Potter Movie Series
Although many of us grew up watching the Harry Potter movie series, you may not aware that Christmas appeared in almost every movie! For example, there was a Christmas party scene (i.e. the Yule Ball) in “Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire” where snow was magically falling from the ceiling. Most of the scenes were filmed in Britain and Scotland, so you may want to watch the Harry Potter movies with British or Scotland whisky to pay tribute to its birthplace!
7. Last Christmas (2019)
Don’t want to be a loner in Christmas? Maybe you should learn about the dating skills from the movie “Last Christmas” that is acted by “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke, “Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh. You can enjoy this romantic movie with an elegant Burgundian red or a Italian wine Amarone with hints of dried fruits’ sweetness.