Sex on TV: Top 5 Cuddletime Holiday Movies
You know it’s the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas when the music changes in the department stores, peppermint flavors absolutely everything being sold to you, and your pants are fitting just a little bit tighter. Don’t fight it—embrace it. Sure, it may not be snowing quite yet—in fact, it’s a balmy 50 degrees outside (thank you, global warming)—but I say turn on the A/C and snuggle under a blanket with someone special while you watch your favorite sexy holiday classic. Here are some of my favorites to get you started.
1. Love Actually. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re really just doing yourself a disservice. Take every working British actor (there only seems to be a dozen or so, constantly being recycled), a killer soundtrack (though Mariah Carey definitely ages, "All I Want For Christmas" never seems to get old), and interwoven love stories with a holiday backdrop and you have one of the best holiday love stories of all time.
2. The Holiday. If you enjoyed Love Actually, or if you have a soul, you’ll also enjoy The Holiday. Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet switch homes for Christmas, sending LA-based Diaz to Winslet’s quaint English countryside cottage and Winslet to rough it out in Diaz’s impressive Hollywood Hill’s mansion. Both find love, Diaz with Jude Law (a single dad wielding two adorably accented children) and Winslet with Jack Black (just go with it) by New Year’s Eve. And then there’s this cute old man—never mind, just see it.
3. Elf. A belly laugh or two can be pretty sexy, in my opinion. Plus, as big Zooey Deschanel fans, we can’t help but swoon as Buddy the Elf not only rekindles the relationship with his real father, but also finds love with Deschanel.
5. Die Hard. Just go with me on this one. It may not be as traditionally holiday-y as the movies above, but it takes place at Christmas, and there’s that McClane-Holly love story happening and everything. Whatever, if you just made your significant other watch all of the other films, it’s probably best to mix it up a bit. What’s Christmas without an over-the-top fictional hostage situation?
So get cozy, borrow your friend’s Netflix account, and watch some sexy holiday classics with someone you like to cuddle with. And no need to worry about funky breath—the overdosing of peppermint has you covered! And if you think all the cuddling could lead to more than cuddling, make sure you’ve got everything else covered too. Then share the sexy holiday details (anonymously, of course) on Bootylog.
Lauren Mann works in The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy’s Entertainment Media department. She’s been blogging about sex, love and relationships among twenty-somethings since she first joined the Campaign as an intern in 2009. Check out her personal blog at whatjewtalkingbout.tumblr.com.