When I look outside at the snow falling, I know my angel making days are over. All I want to do during these quiet days of holiday is draw the drapes and snuggle down to glue myself to the TV with a bowl of hot popcorn in my lap. You can bet these activities will be accomplished guilt-free, too, because a break from routine and a little (OK, a lot) R & R is what holiday time is made for.
Dammit. There’s nothing on TV. And I’ve already binge-watched the hell out of Netflix.
There’s no better time than now to revisit the holiday movies that frankly, I could watch every year for the rest of my life. So if you find yourself with some well-deserved downtime and nothing to watch, here you go: Our Top 5 Christmas Chick Flick Picks, highlighted by their best Brazen moments.
The Brazen Top 5 Christmas Chick Flick Picks
Get ready to spy on the tangled lives of eight couples as they struggle in their relationships during the frantic month before Christmas in London, England. The tales (loaded with stars like Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson and Keira Knightley, to name a few) are loosely and amazingly interrelated.
Best Brazen Moment: Mark holding his cue card for Juliet: To me, you are perfect.
Written by the brilliant Nora Ephron and directed by none other than Rob Reiner, this classic love story about two friends (Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan) who flirt with tripping the love line has so many high points, it’s hard to pick just one.
Best Brazen Moment: The Orgasm Scene (I’ll have what she’s having!).
Based on the addictive Helen Fielding novel, this laugh out loud romcom chronicles the diary of a ho-hum British woman who is determined to improve herself and get it right in love – despite all odds. It stars a little known Renee Zellweger who nails the quirks of Bridget so well, she makes us smile and nod in our seats.
Best Brazen Moment: Bridge walking into a cocktail party dressed as a bunny – and staying.
Sandra Bullock stars as Lucy, a lonely ticket collector who saves a the man of her dreams from an oncoming train then pretends to be his fiancee as he lies, unconscious, in hospital. Sound unbelievable? It isn’t. Based on true events, the romance follows Lucy as Peter’s brother (Bill Pullham) figures out what’s up and crashes headfirst into love.
Best Brazen Moment: Peter’s crazy parents (let’s call them the in-laws) are A-OK by Lucy. Atta girl.
The Family Man (2000)
Investment broker Jack Campbell, who is living the high and single life, experiences a shock when he wakes up to find out what would have happened if he had married the girl who got away. What makes this movie great are the sparks between Nicolas Cage (Jack) and the love of his life, Tea Leoni (Kate).
Best Brazen Moment: Love on the stairs. Nice.