The Christmas season calls for holiday movie marathons and we love ours with a cuppa hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and a bowl of freshly popped corn. Movie reruns of classics like Home Alone, Miracle On 34th Street and Grinch are the obvious choice for the season. But this year, let's do things a little differently. Call your gal pals over to binge-watch these super popular female-centric holiday movies instead. They're determined boss ladies who are seeking love while simultaneously juggling struggles in other parts of their life. But you are sure to find these characters relatable and have more than a few magical, inspirational moments to take away. So go big on your girl power energy with these and tell us which ones you liked the most in the comments section below.
10 Strong Women-Centric Movies To Watch This Holiday Season
1. Love Hard
This rom-com revolves around Natalie, an LA-based columnist who has been on numerous bad dates and writes about them in her dating column. Tired of online dating apps, she wants to settle down with her ideal guy. This new-age romance takes you on the roller coaster of Natalie's life experienced at the peak of this most joyous time of the year.
2. Happiest Season
This movie is a fresh take on same-sex romance where Abby and Harper, in love, plan to take their relationship to the next level. There's just one problem; Harper has not come out to her parents yet. Harper's parents are taken by surprise by the news and then the movie progresses to take us through the ups and downs of balancing her relationship with her parents, her significant other and her friends. One thing is for sure though, Happiest Season has just the kind of feel-good factor that Holiday Movies are known for.
3. While You Were Sleeping
This Sandra Bullock starrer is a classic by all means. Lucy, a train-booth collector falls for a daily train commuter - Peter. The twist in the plot is when Peter is mugged and pushed on the tracks leaving Lucy to come to his rescue. What follows is a whole lot of confusion, Sandra Bullock's sassy one-liners and a Christmas movie that's sure to make you chuckle.
This empowering female-centric movie is a must-watch all through the year in our honest opinion. Based on a Novel named 'The Price Of Salt' by Patricia Highsmith, this movie centers around the life of Carol, a struggling mother in New York. She finds love in an attractive young woman, Therese, who works at a toy store during the Christmas season. Their intimate relationship comes with its challenges but none that their love can't tackle.
5. Last Christmas
This movie is about Kate, an aspiring singer who works at a Christmas shop in London and dresses as an elf. Her parents are Yugoslavian immigrants, who are striving for acceptance in English society. Kate, determined to change her life for the better, takes time out to do little things that make her happy until she meets Tom and instantly falls in love with him.
Kris Kringle's daughter is full of Christmas spirit but wishes she could do something important like her brother Nick, who will take over for their father this Christmas. But when her brother crumbles under the pressure and is pushed way past his breaking point he moves out. This leaves Noelle with the task of finding her brother in time or taking over the role of Santa herself. Can you imagine a female taking over Santa's role? Watch the movie and let us know what you think.
7. Bridget Jones Diary 1
Bridget Jones' Diary 1 is set during the Christmas season and you can see much of the holiday spirit throughout the movie. Bridget Jones journals everything about her day and while it may not follow the typical plotline of a female empowerment film, you'll know exactly why it is a celebration of womanhood at the end of this light-hearted rom-com.
This movie is a lesson on closure and rediscovery through the eyes of Eleanor, a fairy godmother-in-training. She decides to prove everyone wrong and help a young girl whose plea for help went unnoticed all in the setting of cheery Christmas time.
9. Falling For Christmas
This 2022 release is about a spoiled hotel heiress who loses her memory in a skiing accident, minutes after her dream proposal. Though she doesn't start off as a great role model, her character development in the movie is worth a watch, as she goes from rich brat to self-sufficient in due course.
10. A Bad Mom's Christmas
A sequel to the 2016 movie Bad Moms, this one is about three stressed-out moms who are stuck with their own moms for the Christmas holidays. Is this their ideal Christmas celebration? Maybe not, but do they have fun anyway? This is one to watch with your moms.
Which movie would you begin your holiday season with?Comments