A Cozy Christmas

By Harsheen Sethi

It’s that time of the year again. So bring out your brightest and comfiest pyjamas, your favourite scented candles, some snacks, and a bundle of pillows and blankets and get ready for the Christmas magic to take over. Beneath we have the perfect list for two of your senses-Sight and Sound.

  1. The Polar Express 

This had to be number one on the list, no Christmas is complete without this childhood movie. It is filled with everything you could imagine to be in a Christmas movie. From a cynical preteen, a train to the north pole, Santa, some snow and a lot of surprises. Despite being a ‘kids’ movie, it has enough tricks that will wow even adults. 

Recommend to be watched with: a sibling/family member with some (or a lot of) warm fudge brownies and vanilla ice cream.

2. Home Alone

If you haven’t already seen it, you are missing out on almost two hours of non-stop laughter. While almost all Christmas movie centre on love, faith, and hope; Home Alone is pure comedy dipped in holiday spirit. An eight-year old accidentally left all alone while his family flies to France-what could go wrong, right? 

Recommend to be watched with: Your whole family with some warm munchies and popcorn. 

3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Christmas isn’t really complete without the grinch coming in. A different kind of holiday movie but similar in the Christmas spirit it creates. A 2000 feature film starring Jim Carrey, the movie is based on how the Grinch’s plan to ruin Christmas is ruined by six year old Cindy Lou. 

Recommend to be watched with: a tub of your favourite ice cream.

4. Let It Snow

Christmas was the only thing John Green was left to touch, and with his 2008 novel he ticked that off too. Let It Snow is a novel comprising of three different stories; The Jubilee Express” by Maureen Johnson, “A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle” by John Green, and “The Patron Saint of Pigs” by Lauren Myracle all featuring a huge snow storm. It is teen Christmas romance times three and the perfect book to accompany your holiday spirits. 

Recommend to be read with: some hot cocoa and tiny marshmallows. 

5. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares

Saved the best for the last. One of the most underrated book, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan’s work features two polar personalities and an unexpected meet-cute. This book is what you call magic. Set in New York City the book takes you all over the city and makes reminds of Christmas love. 

Recommend to be read with: you only need the book to keep you satisfied. 

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