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Saturday, 4 January 2014

Welcome to the last instalment of Happy Holidays series! Although Christmas Day has passed us by there is a tradition of keeping the tree up ten days after Christmas Day. Which is perfect for me because working in retail for the entirety of the week before and after Christmas did not grace me with much leisure time to take a moment and enjoy some Christmas films. Here are the classic Holiday films I enjoy to watch and please feel free to share your favourite holiday films/shows!

Keep Calm And Carry On
I'm not the first is saying that Love Actually is in my laptop's disk drive as of December 1st and repeats of this film are expected throughout the Holiday season. Because nothing says Christmas more than watching these familiar characters struggle with their own personal crisis' and celebrate the Holidays. I can't help but love to watch Bridget Jones as part of my Christmas movie-list because Bridget is so tragic and hilarious she is perfectly flawed.

I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
I love films that feature snow and as a Australian whose Christmas feature 30 degree heat I can't help but love the magic behind it. My first fantasy movie I love to watch is Narina: The Lion Witch and Wardrobe Oh boy! aren't we all glad Lucy stumbled into that wardrobe in the movie because the Narina world is something entirely magical. I can't explain how enchanted I feel watching this film just before Christmas especially when I've got some Turkish Delights beside me. Harry Potter: The Philosophers Stone is another film that takes my breath away. God bless the adorable faces of little Ron, Harry and Hermonie they are so cute and this movie is by far my favourite of the series.

No Christmas Is Complete Without a Feast
I am completely devoted to Nigella Queen Bee of the kitchen. This year's holiday cooking special was Nigellissima An italian inspired Christmas I particularly loved the look of her Pomegranate Christmas cocktails and her Cappuccino pavlova featured on this years program.

Christmas specials
I have previously mentioned how obsessed I am with my tv shows and typically I will write down schedules and air dates in my weekly diary planner. However, the Christmas specials are always my favourite to watch. I have been a fan of Doctor Who for a while, I was introduced to the series when Matt Smith began his adaption of The Doctor and in December I was among Whovian fans who bid farewell to Rageddy Man. I gave the episode a solemn send-off with a British gin and tonic and wept from the opening sequence through the end. I loved the Call The Midwife Christmas special where the royal wedding of Kate Middleton's was dethrone as wedding of the decade by the beautiful nuptials of Shelagh the renounced Sister Bernadette! I was impressed with Downtown Abby's Christmas special but I feel like I'm losing my love for the show since writing has slipped below standards and the characters I love are becoming dull. After so many tears I welcome the bellyaches from laughing at the Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2013 I can forgive Jimmy's soap-box laugh and simply indulge in the comedy chemistry of Noel Fielding's quickness and Richard Ayoade (Moss from IT Crowd)


  1. Love Actually is one of my all-time favourite movies. I always have to watch it at Christmas time!

    1. What a lovely Christmas time ritual! Isn't it just a perfect film?! Bill Nightly is such a funny guy!
      XO's Paige