As the year winds down, it’s getting chillier and busier. Here are the top 5 movies that you could watch when the weather outside is frightful or when you need a break from the stress of the holidays.
5. The Year Without Santa Claus
This was my favorite of the Rankin/Bass holiday films. It’s not very long, only forty-eight minutes, but the songs are awesome and it’s hard to forget the Heat and Snow Miser.
4. Sherlock Holmes
The new Sherlock Holmes movie comes out on the 16th, so it’d be nice to re-watch the first movie. The antics of Robert Downey, Jr. playing Sherlock should keep you entertained even through a blizzard.
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
If you have never seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail, then you need to. It’s funny, nonsensical, and thoroughly entertaining for all ages.
2. The Princess Bride
I just watched this again (for possible the 100th time) and it’s still a great movie, on that everyone should watch if they don’t want to go outside. It has fighting, damsels in distress, humor, serious moments, and kissing.
1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
If the weather outside is frightful, I can’t think of a better movie to watch. The two-disc DVDs of each movie in the trilogy are enough for hours of entertainment, but add in the four-disc box sets and a you should be set for the whole month.