Dreaming of a New York Christmas

I know it’s a *little* early to start posting about my Christmas plans, but I can’t help it! I’m too excited!

This year I’m heading south to New York for Christmas and I’m beyond excited. It’ll be my second time visiting the Big Apple, but my first time going for the holidays. I’ve always loved thinking about what it will be like to see the city that never sleeps all decked out with lights, and displays, and all the sparkle of the season.

To start getting ready for the New York Christmas spirit, I decided to work my way through a list of 100 movies set in Manhattan and/or in the surrounding Burroughs. You’ll notice that I’ve included many, many Rom-Coms; and you’ll get no apologies from me for that! I’ve also included a few of my favourite gangster movies, some dramas, and a handful of films that I’ve not yet seen.

My strategy was to start with the non-Christmas ones and save those for December when I pump up my Christmas (or Krista-mas, as I like to say) celebrating to full notch. I’ll be crossing them out as I go down the list. I started on November first and am both surprised and embarrassed about how many I’ve been able to watch already.

NY Movie List

  1. Annie (1982)
  2. A Chorus Line (1985)
  3. An American Tail (1986)
  4. Wall Street (1987)
  5. Big (1988)
  6. Cocktail (1988)
  7. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
  8. Ghost (1990)
  9. The Godfather Part III (1990)
  10. Goodfellas (1990)
  11. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
  12. Scent of a Woman (1992)
  13. A Stranger Among Us (1992)
  14. It Could Happen to You (1994)
  15. Sabrina (1995)
  16. Daylight (1996)
  17. One Fine Day (1996)
  18. The First Wives Club (1996)
  19. Picture Perfect (1997)
  20. As Good as It Gets (1997)
  21. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
  22. Deep Impact (1998)
  23. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
  24. Cruel Intentions (1999)
  25. Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
  26. Music of the Heart (1999)
  27. Payback (1999)
  28. Simply Irresistible (1999)
  29. American Psycho (2000)
  30. Center Stage (2000)
  31. Coyote Ugly (2000)
  32. The Family Man (2000)
  33. Frequency (2000)
  34. Loser (2000)
  35. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  36. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  37. Serendipity (2001)
  38. Sidewalks of New York (2001)
  39. Vanilla Sky (2001)
  40. Zoolander (2001)
  41. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  42. Death to Smoochy (2002)
  43. Gangs of New York (2002)
  44. Maid in Manhattan (2002)
  45. Phone Booth (2002)
  46. Spider-Man (2002)
  47. Two Weeks Notice (2002)
  48. Daredevil (2003)
  49. Down with Love (2003)
  50. Duplex (2003)
  51. Elf (2003)
  52. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
  53. In America (2003)
  54. Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
  55. Uptown Girls (2003)
  56. 13 Going on 30 (2004)
  57. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  58. Maria Full of Grace (2004)
  59. New York Minute (2004)
  60. Raising Helen (2004)
  61. Hitch (2005)
  62. In Good Company (2005)
  63. The Producers (2005)
  64. Rent (2005)
  65. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
  66. Just My Luck (2006)
  67. Shortbus (2006)
  68. Across the Universe (2007)
  69. August Rush (2007)
  70. Enchanted (2007)
  71. I Am Legend (2007)
  72. The Nanny Diaries (2007)
  73. No Reservations (2007)
  74. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
  75. 27 Dresses (2008)
  76. Definitely, Maybe (2008)
  77. Doubt (2008)
  78. Made of Honor (2008)
  79. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)
  80. Adam (2009)
  81. Bride Wars (2009)
  82. Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
  83. Julie & Julia (2009)
  84. Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)
  85. The Proposal (2009)
  86. Date Night (2010)
  87. Get Him to the Greek (2010)
  88. It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
  89. Kick-Ass (2010)
  90. The Other Guys (2010)
  91. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
  92. Beastly (2011)
  93. Friends with Benefits (2011)
  94. 2 Days in New York (2012)
  95. Premium Rush (2012)
  96. Frances Ha (2013)
  97. Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
  98. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
  99. Side Effects (2013)
  100. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

What do you think? Anything missing from my list?

Krista

3 thoughts on “Dreaming of a New York Christmas

  1. A couple of my favourites that you missed are Moonstruck, Taxi Driver, Do the Right Thing and the Warriors. it’s a great list though, New York at Christmas time is just magical!!

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