I saw two Christmas movies this weekend. And IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be giving both reviews today, as IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be out tomorrow getting more tests done at the hospital. So here are two out of four of my entries for the 2006 G.I.F.T. Challenge.
The Holiday stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two women who have made bad choices in men and find themselves single right before Christmas. They decide to switch homes for the holiday (in L.A. and England), just to get away and be alone. Both women realize they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t necessarily want to be alone, but just want a change. This movie was incredibly heart-warming and funny. The double leading men, Jude Law and Jack Black, were wonderfully sweet in their roles as well. I found myself tearing up quite a few times throughout the movie. Though, that had a lot to do with an old man that Kate WinsletÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s character befriends.
This was a perfect, romantic, feel-good movie for the holidays.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause was a great installment to this holiday series. The entire (human) cast returns with the addition of Martin Short as Jack Frost. Santa (Tim Allen) is feeling overwhelmed this season, since this is his busy time and his wife is about to deliver their baby any day. He decides to bring her parents to the North Pole, but wants to keep his identity a secret. So they Ã¢â‚¬Å“disguiseÃ¢â‚¬Â the North Pole as a small Canadian town, and convince the in-laws that the elves are just little Canadians. And Jack Frost feels that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s getting ignored and that Santa is getting all the glory surrounding the winter holidays. So he devises a plan to become Santa Claus, himself.
Martin Short simply steals the show as the villain in this movie. He is hysterical. While the whole premise is a bit corny, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s still a really cute and funny movie. And again, very heart-warming.
Fun Waste of Time:
Write your name in the snow.
*Just be sure to hit the Ã¢â‚¬Å“SubmitÃ¢â‚¬Â button on the screen (not just enter on the keyboard), or nothing will happen.