Tis the season for holiday films! This is probably one of my favorite things about the holiday season, other than the change in weather. Growing up, I used to watch White Christmas with Bing Crosby and would delight in the songs and dances from the 1950s musical film.
I still love this movie but also look forward to other movies during this time of year, like Elf and Love Actually.
And though there’s some problematic messages about the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” — if you listen closely to the lyrics, you can’t miss the explicit details about date rape [Editor’s note – Context matters!] — Zooey Deschanel is charming when she sings it. I’m not saying it makes it better, it just makes the song bearable.
What’s your favorite holiday movie to watch and why?