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Christmas

Movies:

Serendipity (2001)

A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they’d end up together.”

Director: Peter Chelsom.

Writer: Marc Klein.

Cast: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale.

Borrowed Hearts (1997)

A factory boss pays one of his female workers to pretend to be his wife in order to impress an investor.” 

Director: Ted Kotcheff

Writers: Pamela WallaceEarl W. Wallace.

Cast: Roma DowneyEric McCormackHector Elizondo.

Last Christmas (2019)

During the Christmas season, a young woman struggling to find purpose meets a mysterious young man who brings out the best in her. But is he too good to be true?”

Director: Paul Feig.

Writers: Emma Thompson (story and screenplay by), Greg Wise (story by), Bryony Kimmings (screenplay by), George Michael (inspired by: the song “Last Christmas” written and composed by).

Cast: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding.

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

A hopelessly romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.”

Director: Jon Turteltaub.

Writers: Daniel G. Sullivan, Fredric Lebow.

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher.

Love Hard (2021)

After meeting her perfect match on a dating app, an L.A. writer learns she’s been catfished when she flies 3,000 miles to surprise him for Christmas.”

Director: Hernán Jiménez.

Writers: Daniel MackeyRebecca Ewing.

Cast: Nina DobrevJimmy O. YangDarren Barnet.

Falling for Christmas (2022)

In the days leading up to Christmas, a newly engaged, spoiled hotel heiress gets into a skiing accident, suffers from a total amnesia and finds herself in the care of the handsome lodge owner and his daughter.”

Director: Janeen Damian.

Writers: Jeff Bonnett, Ron Oliver.

Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet, Jack Wagner, George Young.

Love Actually (2003)

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.”

Director: Richard Curtis.

Writer: Richard Curtis.

Cast: Keira KnightleyBill NighyHugh GrantLiam NeesonColin FirthEmma ThompsonAlan RickmanAndrew LincolnRodrigo SantoroThomas Brodie-Sangster.

Operation Christmas Drop (2020)

Congressional aide Erica forgoes family Christmas to travel at her boss’s behest. At a beach side Air Force base, she clashes with Capt. Andrew Jantz, who knows her assignment is finding reasons to defund the facility.”

Director: Martin Wood.

Writers: Gregg Rosen, Brian Sawyer.

Cast: Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig.

The Holiday (2006)

When two unlucky-in-love women house swap for a few days, one finds herself in sunny California, while the other gets cosy in the English countryside.”

Director: Nancy Meyers.

Writer: Nancy Meyers.

Cast: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black.


A Christmas Gift from Bob (2020)

A struggling street musician finds himself the target of an animal welfare investigation that threatens to take away his beloved cat at Christmas.”

Director: Charles Martin Smith.

Writers: James Bowen (novel), Garry Jenkins.

Cast: Luke Treadaway.

Die Hard (1988)

A New York City police officer tries to save his estranged wife and several others taken hostage by terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.”

Director: John McTiernan.

Writers: Roderick Thorp (based on the novel by), Jeb Stuart (screenplay by), Steven E. de Souza (screenplay by).

Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman.

TV Mini Series:

A Storm for Christmas (2022)

Destinies collide when extreme weather traps travelers and workers at an airport, forcing them to spend the final hours leading up to Christmas together.”

Country: Norway.

Director: Per-Olav Sørensen.

Writers: Per-Olav Sørensen, Lars Saabye Christensen, Jan Trygve Røyneland.

Cast: Ida Elise Broch, Maibritt Saerens, Jan Gunnar Røise, Valter Skarsgård, Dennis Storhøi, Jon Øigarden, Ariadna Cabrol, Ravdeep Singh Bajwa, Hanna Ardéhn, Ibrahim Faal.

Animated Movies:

Klaus (2019)

A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg’s new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions.”

Directors: Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martínez López (co-director).

Writers: Sergio Pablos (original story by), Jim Mahoney (screenplay by), Zach Lewis (screenplay by).

Picture Books:

Sven Nordqvist, Findus at Christmas (1988)

It is the day before Christmas Eve and there is lots to do but disaster strikes when Pettson sprains his ankle. How can they celebrate Christmas now―with no tree, ham, meatballs or gingerbread?”

Adult Books:

Karen SwanChristmas at Tiffany’s (2011)

Book Blurb:

Three cities. Three seasons. One chance to find the life that fits.

Cassie settled down too young, marrying her first serious boyfriend. Now, ten years later, she is betrayed and broken. With her marriage in tatters and no career or home of her own, she needs to work out where she belongs in the world and who she really is.

So begins a year-long trial as Cassie leaves her sheltered life in rural Scotland to stay with each of her best friends in the most glamorous cities in the world: New York, Paris and London. Exchanging grouse moor and mousy hair for low-carb diets and high-end highlights, Cassie tries on each city for size as she attempts to track down the life she was supposed to have been leading, and with it, the man who was supposed to love her all along.”