Holiday Movies All Day, Every Day

by Patty Anasco, Assistant Manager, Site Operations

Yes, I’m one of those people. Those that play random holiday music in July, who watch Love Actually throughout the year, those who get excited when Christmas commercials start playing right after Halloween.

I’m not alone here am I?

It took me a while to embrace my holiday obsession. I never really worried about Christmas decorations or imbibing traditional holiday drinks (except for Starbucks chai lattes with eggnog, YUM!). However, I was keeping my holiday movie binge watching on the down low. Especially since I was playing and replaying The Holiday and While You Were Sleeping around the same time everyone else was catching up on their summer shows. Nope. Holiday movies in July was my dirty little secret.

But then, while sick with the flu in San Francisco two years ago, I discovered Lifetime & the beauty that was 24/7 holiday movie programming. I just about squealed with excitement (well, as much as I could squeal with unattractive coughing and wheezing). Friends travelling with me may or may not have had issues with holiday movies on repeat in November but they graciously deferred to the sickly, prickly, whiny version of myself and indulged my need to watch happily-ever-afters with pristine snow and holiday wreaths in the background.

I don’t know what it is about them really. It could be anything from the snowy Christmas days to the Americana feel to simply the emotion surrounding the holidays. Whatever IT is that these films hold, they are almost always compelling pieces of storytelling that warm your heart and keep that smile on your face.

Harlequin.com has a beautiful tribute to holiday movies and recommended reads for the season! Check out the comments and see film recommendations from our readers!

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Patty Anasco is Assistant Manager for Harlequin.com. She fondly remembers her last trip to San Francisco as filled with hot tea, Tylenol and Melissa Joan Hart in a parka.

 

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