1. THE HOLIDAY
This romantic comedy has Cameron Diaz trading her Los Angeles mansion for Kate Winslet’s charming England cottage so that each can take a December vacation from their various, standard rom-com problems. Of course each meets a guy, Jude Law for Diaz and surprisingly, Jack Back for Winslet (trust me, it works), and adorableness ensues. It’s also not hard to guess which girl gets the better winter scenes, but for all of its predictability The Holiday is the perfect heartwarming winter movie for nights too cold to leave your couch.
No one will ever look as perfect while ice skating as John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale in Serendipity. It’s hopelessly romantic and takes place in a New York where snow falls at exactly the right moment and you can meet your soulmate while shopping for gloves at Bloomingdale’s. It even manages to make you want frozen hot chocolate in the winter, which is basically the complete opposite of what you should want to drink.
3. PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES
For days when you can’t believe how cold and/or snowy it is before Thanksgiving, the Steve Martin and John Candy comedy is perfect. Unlike most winter films, which take place in the weeks leading up to Christmas when snow seems festive, Planes, Trains and Automobiles is all about getting home in time for Thanksgiving, despite severe weather. It acknowledges that winter can suck, but still manages to make you feel good.
4. THE MIGHTY DUCKS
Make your inner child happy and rewatch The Mighty Ducks this winter. You don’t have to do all three, but I think you may end up watching them all anyway after the first makes you giddy. It may even encourage you to go outside and learn how to play hockey — or go outside and randomly swing sticks around every time the ground gets a little slippery. Either way, more fun than avoiding the cold at all costs.
5. BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY
Just look at that gif and try to not to wish for a snow storm. The Brits just know how to make winter appealing and put their all into Bridget Jones’s Diary. Even if you hate Renée Zellweger you’ll love Bridget Jones, and you already love Colin Firth, obviously.
What do you think? Which ones are we missing? Tell us!