Christmas, the most wonderful time of year and one of the most celebrated holidays on the calendar. Around 2 billion people celebrate Christmas each year so it's no surprise that the film industry capitalises on this and churns out tonnes of festive movies!


But what if you're a bit of a Grinch when it comes to watching well, the Grinch? What if the thought of seeing Home Alone again has you running for the snow covered hills? What if actually you don't give a shit about love? Well do I have just the thing for you!


GRACE IS WEARING A RED CHRISTMAS JUMPER WITH SEQUIN TEXT THAT READS "HOW ABOUT SNOW?'

Most people enjoy watching a film or seven over the Christmas break but not everyone wants to watch yet another Santa saturated movie, and guess what? You don't have to!


Here are 55 feel good films to watch over the festive season that aren't about Christmas!



Romance Films (that won't include any Christmas proposals or festive weddings)


- Holiday In The Wild

- Ibiza

- Blended 

- About Time

- 13 Going On 30

- Notting Hill

- Chalet Girl




Comedy Films (with zero festive cheer)


- The Hustle

- The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, The Hangover Part III

- Forgetting Sarah Marshall 

- White Chicks

- We're The Millers 

- Bad Moms




Musicals (without an ounce of Christmas spirit)


- Mamma Mia & Mamma Mia Here We Go Again

- The Greatest Showman

- Across The Universe 

- Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga

- Yesterday 

- Sunshine On Leith




Quirky Films (that probably won't feature any reindeer) 


- Mr Roosevelt

- Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist 

- Little Miss Sunshine 

- The Runaways

- The Fundamentals Of Caring 

- The Breaker Uppers

- Safety Not Guaranteed 



Coming Of Age Films (that aren't about Christmas)


- Sierra Burgess Is a Loser 

- To All The Boys I've Loved Before & To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You

- Angus Thongs & Perfect Snogging  

- Lady Bird 

- Clueless 

- Wild Child

- Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants

 



Animated / Disney Films (that might feature a snowman or two, sorry!)


- Frozen & Frozen 2

- Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

- The Jungle Book

- Flushed Away

- The Little Mermaid & The Little Mermaid II: Return To The Sea

- Monsters Inc

- Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek The Third, Shrek Forever After

- The Lion King, The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride, The Lion King 1 1/2

- Aristocats 



So those are 55 of the best feel good films to watch over the festive season that aren't about Christmas!



What will you be watching this year? Are festive films your guilty pleasure, or will you be opting for an anti Christmas movie instead? Whatever you decide I hope you have a fab Xmas and a wonderful life  😉


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It's almost the most wonderful time of the year!! While the German Market won't be gracing Birmingham's streets this year, the Christmas spirit is still alive and well in in our city and the shops are as busy as ever. But whilst you're dashing around Brum picking up another box of chocolates, and a crate of generic beers, take a moment to think about the independent Birmingham businesses you could support this Christmas instead.


This year more than ever smaller businesses in Birmingham need your help to stay afloat.


A selection of good from birmingham businesses


From Fresh plants and flowers, to handmade jewellery, and even art, our fellow Brummies have a bit of everything on offer, so move away from Amazon and start shopping local!


I've popped together a list of independent Birmingham businesses you can support this Christmas...



- Home & Gifts -


Honeybee Home

Beautiful hand picked home accessories, gifts, and more. Prices from only £3 and free delivery over £20. 



Drinks mats with leopards and large plant leaves printed on them.


Niloh Candles

Hand poured goddess candles which come in two sizes and multiple shades. Candles from £30 with free UK shipping.



Niloh wax candles in the shapes on womens bodies.


Inspired By Lauren

Handmade Wax Melts created right here in Birmingham. Prices start from £1!




Isherwood And Co

Based in Stirchley South Birmingham, Isherwood is an independent florist. From beautiful bouquets to popular houseplants, you're really spoilt for choice here. Local delivery available. 



A bunch of flowers created by Isherwood


Jungle Houseplants

Birmingham based houseplant shop offering plants, pots, and gift cards. In their online shop you'll find everything a Brummie plant lover could want with free delivery to many Birmingham postcodes.




Centenary Lounge 

Luxury hampers, crockery, gifts & more! Prices from £3.95.




The Crafty Brum

Hand Painted Artwork and prints featuring some of Birmingham's most famous landmarks and more. Prices from £20.


ARTWORK BY THE CRAFTY BRUM SHOWING THE BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS



- Food & Drink -


1000 Trades Distillery

A Birmingham based distillery offering spirits and hand sanitizer! Drink prices start from £34.49
Currently offering 10% off with code ADVENT.




Birmingham Brewing Co.

Locally brewed beers and merchandise. From £5 and free delivery to selected B postcodes.



A selection of beers from Birmingham Brewing.


Tilt

World beer & merchandise. Delivery and collection available.




Attic Brew

Locally brewed beer and merchandise. Free delivery to selected Birmingham postcodes.



Two Attic Brew pint glasses


Miss Macaroon

Located in Great Western Arcade in Birmingham City centre, Miss Macaroon stocks a range of Macaroon gift boxes. Prices from £15.




Yorks Cafe

Hand roasted coffee, loose leaf teas, gift sets and monthly subscriptions. Prices from £1.95.



A selection of coffee from Yorks Cafe Birmingham




- Clothing & Accessories -


January Collective

A range of printed t-shirts and sweatshirts designed with positivity in mind. T-shirts from just £6!



Punks And Chancers

Creators of the iconic YES BAB t-shirt. T-shirts, sweatshirts, and gifts available. Prices from £2.50. 



A white t-shirt with the slogan "YES BAB" printed on the front


Bonehead

Bonehead offers more than just a tasty bite to eat, they also sell t-shirts and merchandise. Prices start from £5.




Lint & Thread

Beautifully designed and embroidered t-shirts and jumpers from £20.



A selection of embroidered goods made in Birmingham


Printed Weird

Quirky printed t-shirts, mugs, art, and more. Prices from £3. 




Sunset Clays Studio

Funky Polymer Clay Earrings handmade in Birmingham. Prices from £5.




Frilly Industries

Statement jewellery, laser cut right here in Brum. Prices from £9.



A selection of star shaped laser cut earrings made in Birmingham


With all these amazing Birmingham businesses to choose from I'm sure you'll be able to find a gift for everyone this year without handing over a penny to big businesses! Happy shopping!


Have I missed off your favourite independent Birmingham business? Be sure to tell me in the comments or over on Twitter!



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