Feel Good Holiday Movies to Beat the Holiday Blues

Therapists in Raleigh, NCIf the Christmas season has you feeling blue like Elvis or bah humbug like Scrooge, you may need to reset with a great feel-good flick and a night in. During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it's easy to get overwhelmed and feel maxed out with all the extra social events, shopping, and family commitments. A temporary case of the holiday blues may mean you need to slow down and do a little extra self-care. Searching for good therapists in Raleigh, NC for 2018? Call Legacy now to schedule an appointment.

Turning off your phone and turning on a feel-good movie may be just what Santa ordered to get you back in the holiday swing! Here are our favorite movies for a quick pick-me-up this season:

Elf
Will Ferrell delights with childlike wonder and hilarious antics in this new holiday classic. A great cast of characters featuring the acting talents of Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel, Peter Dinklage, and Mary Steenburgen combined with lighthearted jokes make this an excellent choice to boost your seasonal spirit.

Lady and the Tramp
In the mood for romance and a trip down memory lane? The Disney classic begins on Christmas morning and features themes of keeping love alive and the importance of family. Great songs take you back to childhood and will have you humming long after the credits have rolled.

Last Holiday
Rather than spend her last few weeks working in retail during the holiday season, Queen Latifah's character decides to embark on the vacation of her dreams. Along the way, she reveals a more outgoing and bubbly personality that touches people around her with kindness and empathy. Last Holiday should be your go-to when you just want to feel good.

Miracle on 34th Street - 1947
Edmund Gwenn is the essence of Santa in this tale about a little girl who believes. Co-starring a young Natalie Wood and Maureen O'Hara, Miracle on 34th Street is a timeless feel-good classic for the holiday season.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Feeling bummed about traveling this holiday season? Let the comedic antics of Steve Martin and the late John Candy help you find the humor in the adventures and perils of traveling at the holidays. The spirit of the holiday season is wonderfully captured in this hilarious John Hughes film.

Saving Mr. Banks
Mary Poppins is one of the most iconic Disney films ever made, but what would have happened if Walt Disney hadn't convinced the author of the story to let him make the movie? P. L. Travers, played by Emma Thompson, and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney will have you smiling and feeling all the feels as they butt heads over taking Travers' character and bringing her to life.

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