As 2020 winds down, we all could use some fun after what has been an unpredictable year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the holiday season has been slightly different from what we’ve been used to, but there are still opportunities to celebrate. If you are searching for things to do around town, Discover Atlanta offers up ideas for Christmas and Holiday Events and check out this article by Atlanta Parent for fun activities the whole family will enjoy.
However, if what you are looking for is to relax in the thick of the holiday season, we recommend watching movies that make you feel good this time of year! The Brownieland Team is here to share our favorites, along with 20 Movie Families to Spend Your Holidays With in this article by The Atlantic, for more recommendations. You’ll be coasting through the rest of December and onward to 2021 with ease!
Randy’s Pick: When Harry Met Sally
While not my favorite holiday movie, I am still always reminded of “When Harry Met Sally” when I think of New Year’s, particularly the New Year’s Eve scene. At the end of the movie, Harry is professing his love to Sally, but still manages to wonder why we sing Auld Lang Sine, and if old acquaintances should really be forgotten.
Robyn’s Pick: The Year Without A Santa Claus
My favorite Holiday Movie is “The Year Without A Santa Claus”. This is a classic Rankin-Bass stop-motion animated movie that aired on television in the 70’s. I loved all of their movies, but this one featured Snow Miser and Heat Miser and their sibling rivalry to win their mother’s adoration. Plus, baby reindeer!
Kat’s Pick: It’s A Wonderful Life
It just doesn’t feel like the holidays at my house without watching, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” I never tire of this classic story that has been passed down through the years. What I love most about this movie is that I have fond memories of watching it with my family as a child and how it still resonates when I watch it with my son now. Any time a bell rings around the holidays, my son always repeats Zuzu’s famous line: “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!”