Is there a better time than the Holidays to be in love? Not according to Hollywood. Glowing lights, ice skating, giving gifts, opening your heart, miracles – these all add up to even more romance at the cinema.
I can think of many great romantic comedies with at least a partial holiday theme or setting --While You Were Sleeping, the ending of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle.
Oher movies -- Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Family Stone, Love Actually, About a Boy -- have love woven through the holiday theme in a more normal sense – love is all around you if you’d only open your eyes to see it. Isn’t that the best message ever?
And if you haven't watched It's a Wonderful Life yet this winter, do it. There is no better hero than George Bailey, the richest man in town. I can't help getting teary when George is reunited with his family at the end and Clarence gets his wings.
Ok, guys -- I'll be watching more of these movies over the next few weeks. What are your top three holiday movies about love?
Never Cry Werewolf – HarperTeen 09/09
The Clearing – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 04/10