This week we’re discussing out favorite feel good movies. Most of the movies that I watch could be considered a feel good movie, I love a happy ending. The world can be too dark at times so why would I want to spend time watching something that isn’t going to bring a little sunshine into my day? I’m not sure that I have a favorite feel good movie but I do have several that are on a list. It really depends on what’s going on at the moment.
A few years back I was going through a rough time. I was incredibly sick, the doctors didn’t know what was going on. I was in and out of the hospital, back and forth to doctors, getting labs several times a month, taking multiple prescriptions, and not sleeping much because of it all. I’d switch the tv on and put a movie in. Eventually, I would drift off to sleep to the familiar storyline. A lot of these movies were Christmas movies. The Holiday starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black, and Jude Law was often played on repeat. I love the story of these two women who are going through heartaches who decide to get away from their lives by swapping houses for Christmas. One ends up in LA and the other in England. Their journeys are so beautiful and uplifting for me. I love how they find themselves and that leads to their happiness.
Another one that I watched often was White Christmas. That is probably my most watched movie. I don’t remember ever seeing it when I was younger. The first time I recall seeing this movie I was 30. Wyatt was a baby and he was teething. It was the winter when my kids and I were living with my parents while waiting for the house we were going to rent to finish getting remodeled. My dad had broken his wrist and was off work after surgery. Wyatt couldn’t sleep because of his gums hurting him so we would go down to the living room and my dad would be watching White Christmas. It was showing on AMC every night (between midnight and 2am) that December. We watched it nearly every night while Wyatt played with his Grandpa and tried to fall back to sleep. Since then it has become my favorite Christmas movie and one of my favorite feel-good movies. There have been times when my kids have looked at me and said “You need to watch White Christmas.” It is such a delightful film and it really just picks a person up. Even my kids will have days when they will ask to watch it.
Do you have certain movies that you watch when times are a little difficult?