With Christmas knocking our doors, holiday movies are bound to be on a loop in homes. With their magical storylines, talented characters, and sometimes cheesy plot twists, they are the perfect cure for anyone’s stressful work week.
Out of which some films actually contain important life lessons that can be easy to miss behind the glossy treats and snow-filled landscapes. To unpack some of these lessons, we’ve recalled some great movies below.
- The Holiday
If you’re feeling discouraged about love, The Holiday is sure to give you a boom of faith that all is not lost! This movie really shows us that love is always out there. Even when it feels like it is hopeless, you have to keep moving forwards and embrace the unexpected. Sometimes, a twist of destiny can bring us the love and happiness we’ve always been searching for.
- A Christmas Carol
The holidays are magical and receiving gifts is one of the most exciting parts of it. Christmas really isn’t about the fancy bells and whistles. Scrooge teaches us how the act of kindness towards others can actually be the greatest gift we can give ourselves. It can create friendship, love, community, inner fulfillment and the true essence of goodwill.
- Christmas Inheritance
This movie is definitely one of those you might love to hate but surely ends with a great lesson. It shows us that life and Christmas isn’t just about parties, gifts and having fun. It teaches us the importance of staying humble, being open to help others, even if that means going out of your way, our comfort zone and also, that we can fall in love with the most unexpected of people!
- A Christmas Story
This classic comedy teaches us the importance of listening to your parents because you really might shoot your eye out one day! Have faith and listen to the words of advice from those around you.
- Miracle on 34th Street
Unhappiness and doubts turn into joyful smiles and a lot of faith in this classic movie! Even when the world is telling us something isn’t true, you just gotta have some faith and then something magical can happen.
Take a lesson from a few endearing, sappy or just plain jolly holiday flicks. If you haven’t watched it yet, now is the time!