Happy Tuesday! And it’s MY week to pick a movie! Because my Grandpa died. So I am using my sympathy vote and forcing y’all to watch a sappy holiday movie. Because I looooooooooooooove sappy holiday movies.
It’s only fun if you have fun/feel inspired to show up. So you do get to have a LOT of input on this. Including the ability to suggest your own ideas for easy to stream/romantic and light/Christmas films.
This is a beloved family classic for my family. Well, beloved for me and my Mom and sister, my Dad tends to roll his eyes and go “why can’t they just talk to each other? Not another misunderstanding!” Anyway, it’s got songs and romance and CHRISTMAS. And fun costumes too.
Gurinder Chaddha’s first big indie hit, the movie that got her the funding for Bend it Like Beckham. The rare Thanksgiving movie! 4 families celebrating Thanksgiving in their own individual ways, with some surprising connections. And a great cast, everyone from Mercedes Ruehl to Dennis Haysbert.
Princess Switch 1/2
My favorite of the Netflix Christmas movies! A baker from Chicago trades places with a Princess so she can live like a “normal person” for a few days. And then the sequel takes the storyline EVEN FURTHER. If we want to do full Indian movie length, the Switch 1/2 combo would be a possibility.
Or, anything else that gets people excited! It’s a Wonderful Life, Christmas on the Square, the Bishop’s Wife, Love Actually, anything that the DCIB community likes and which is HOLIDAY. Because it is MY PICK.