On a Saturday evening I much prefer to curl up with a book than watch films – though I’m sure that’s no surprise to you! However, when Christmas comes around I do tend to be watching more telly. I watch the same Christmas films every year which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense because I still haven’t watched all of the classics. Today’s post is a list of Christmas films I really want to watch this year! You’ll be ashamed by the amount of American films I haven’t watched 😂
Miracle On 34th Street
It’s on the shelf but still wrapped in its plastic film! I’ve heard many good things about this one so it’s a priority for this year. If it wasn’t for my long to-do list, I’d definitely go and watch it now.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
I don’t know if I should class this as a Halloween or Christmas film! I’m still putting it on my watchlist for this month though. So many of my friends have watched it that I feel a bit left out! It’ll be interesting to see what the hype is all about.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Some of you will definitely be shocked by this, but I’ve just never seen The Grinch! I have a brief understanding of the story line, though there is more festivity in watching the whole of it!
Rom-coms might be my all-time my favourite genre of films, though I’ve never watched one of the most iconic rom-coms of all time! I’m quite disappointed within myself, though not for much longer. I’ll try my best to watch this film soon!
Can you believe that Frozen was released 5 years ago? It seems like yesterday. I’m going to see this sequel next week and I’m quite excited for it. Though you may not class it as a Christmas film, all the snow and ice definitely has wintery vibes for me. Sequels are always disappointing, but it’s a children’s film so I will find enjoyment in it anyways!
That’s it for my Christmas watch list! I don’t think that I will have time for any more than five so I’m leaving it at that. You will find me rewatching all the Nativity’s at some point though!
What is your favourite Christmas film? Do you have a watchlist this year?
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If you have been keeping up with my Goodreads, you will be aware that I have recently finished Blood Red Road and The Fault In Our Stars. Today, I would like to share with you my opinions on both of these books and why you should read them.
Blood Red Road
It took me a few chapters to really get interested in this book. The middle to the end of this book were the most exciting. The book was written in the perspective of Saba (the main protagonist). It was set in a dystopian and futuristic world where, of course, there is little education. The writer used abbreviations and misspelling of words to make the reader believe it was written, genuinely, by Saba. I thought this was a really interesting technique! However, at some points, the paragraphs did loose flow.
Yet, the story was interesting. The plot took the right amount of twists and turns to keep it interesting. I would recommend this book to any Hunger Games fans, if you are a quick reader. It isn’t my favourite book in the world. However, I am glad I read it because the characters were interesting and relatable.
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It’s been a while since the last ‘Bookish Rambles’. You are in need of an update!You may be aware of my recent reads, from my Instagram story. So, let’s talk about the Twilight saga: the books, films and which are better (the books, obviously, that’s no surprise 😂). It took me under a month to read them all. From the middle of May until the 5th June. Considering all of them are over 300 pages (with one 700 pages) I think is an achievement. However, I do get through books rapidly!
It was the other night when I watched all the films with my best friend. I always try to read the books prior to the films, and I do keep quite strictly to that rule.
Anyways, Twilight (book one)
The first book was really good to did my teeth into. I think it took less than three days to read it. It was a great introduction to the characters, accompanied by a bit of action. I love looking back to this book, and how far Bella and Edward progressed with their relationship (no spoilers!).
A character I really love is Alice. I could imagine her a great mother, though she sadly won’t get that chance 😓. I grew quite attached to her, so anything that put her in danger made me anxious.
To begin with, I didn’t like Jacob. I thought he was selfish and ignorant – though the last book and film changed my opinion. Though, I still don’t forgive him for showing off in front of Edward and pining after Bella. She really did not need that drama in her (already complicated) life!