A Theoretical Christmas Day Movie Marathon with Alex Cotter

Hello everybody! Today, we have Alex Cotter, who has written written about her dream festive movie day, so hopefully you’ll can find something to watch while reading. Onto the post!

Films come a close second to my big love of books and in my life pre- multiple jobs and multiple children I used to enjoy a Christmas Film Day all for myself. A day off work with nothing but stories to sink into (along with obligatory festive treats, course).

So, if I were to have a Christmas Film Day today (dream, dream), this is what it would look like:

8am: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Let’s kick off the festivities with Kermit and friends. I grew up on a heavy diet of Muppets and the cast will always have a special place in my heart next to Santa. Top dialogue, plus I can’t think of this film without breaking into a rendition of ‘One More Sleep ‘Til Christmas’. 11am: Home Alone Mid-morning, I believe I’ll move into American ‘Hollywood’ suburbia; big houses, big turkey, big family. The film might be getting dated, but there’s still something cosy and familiar about it that says Christmas.

1pm: When Harry Met Sally

Lunchtime, so maybe some pecan pie and I’ll have what she’s having. Okay, not traditionally a Christmas film, but it does feature the festive season, mostly in carrying trees home across New York. It inspired me once to walk with a boyfriend across London carrying our Christmas tree; we split up soon after.

3pm: Edward Scissorhands

Post-tree-carrying, it’s time to get the tissues out. Fairy tale fantastic, I often come back to this film when I create stories. Edward S isn’t just for Christmas.

5pm: Gremlins

As the night draws in, let’s get darker. Along with wishing to find E.T. in my shed as a child, I dreamt of getting a gremlin for Christmas (mind you, I’d probably forget to hide my midnight snacks, so just as well I didn’t.)

7pm: Die Hard

Some hardcore action to accompany dinner. And nothing says Christmas like Bruce Willis in a dirty white vest, erm, does it?

9pm: Krampus

Who wants sweet dreams when you can have nightmares. I like a good Christmas scare even if my horror-averse family desert me at this point. Once again into Hollywood suburbia, big house, big turkey, big family, but this time, oooh, it’s twisted and tortured and involves nasty gingerbread people. Yum.

Theoretical Christmas Film Day over for another year and to steal parting words from the Muppet Christmas Carol: “Thank you all, and Merry Christmas” (also, “I am here for the food”).

Thank you so much to everyone reading! What will you be watching today? Wishing you the very merriest of Christmases, and I’ll see you later with another post! Speak very soon, Amy xxx


Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: goldenbooksgirl@gmail.com | she/her

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