Sunday, November 26, 2006

All Time Great Holiday Romantic Comedies

Happy holidays!! If your house is anything like mine, you'll pull out a lot of your favorite DVD's between now and the end of the year. And, if you're a reader of the Ro-Com Blog there's a good chance many of those movies will be Romantic Comedies. With that in mind, I thought I'd put my film degree to use and start working on a list of all time great holiday Romantic Comedies. The only requirement is that there is love and a prominent role played by any holiday from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day. Here's a starter group, please feel free to add your thoughts and opinions.
The Bishop's Wife (Christmas) - a great Cary Grant classic and one we watch every year. Bridget Jones' Diary(Christmas and New Year's) - The perfect blend of laughs and love my favorite scene is the fist fight between Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. Love Actually (Christmas) Also with Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, I love the blend of stories, this is my current holiday favorite, It's A Wonderful Life (Christmas) - Even your grandparents loved this Jimmy Stewart classis. Yes, it's hokey in parts, but it's still great. Hannah and Her Sisters (Thanksgiving) - Like Love Actually, this has a bunch of different storylines. Elf (Christmas) - Technically not a Romantic Comedy but I love the scene where Will Ferrel and Zooey Deschanel sing Baby It's Cold Outside. When Harry Met Sally (New Year's) A funny story that spans decades in a relationship but ends with a romantic kiss on New Year's Eve.


Micol Ostow said...

Bridget Jones Diary is a classic, for sure, but I must recommend that you read the first book BEFORE seeing the movie. As my doggie can tell you, I think it's an iconic literary work.

Casey Galatos said...

Holidays are a perfect time to gather round the tv set and catch some of those holiday's a perfect way to relax and also enjoy some quality time with the family...and hey for some more interesting stuff on holidays be sure to check out my Holiday Blog sometime and share some of the fun and joy of the holidays....have a great time during the holidays!!!

Jennifer Echols said...

My favorite holiday movie is also my favorite movie of all time: THE SURE THING. Like WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, it's directed by Rob Reiner, but it's set in college and stars a 17-year-old John Cusack. :)

Little Willow said...

Happy Holidays to one and all!

I actually don't have a favorite holiday-themed movie. My favorite holiday-themed ballet is THE NUTCRACKER.

cchant said...

I would have to say my favorite holiday romantic comedy is WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING. Actually, any time of the year it's great to see. I can watch that movie over and over and never get tired of it.

Cathy :-)