Christmas is a great time a year to disconnect from day to day business duties and focus on family and friends. After all, who doesn’t love the lights, scents, smiles and joy that the holiday season brings. It might be hard to untangle yourself from work during this time of year, but some of my favorite holiday movies show us why it is in your best interest to do just that. Check out the top business Christmas movies that will help get you in the holiday spirit.
No one but Will Ferrell could make the story of reconnecting with a workaholic dad this funny. Plus, Ferrell is absolutely terrible at his own job of “elfing” and isn’t afraid to drop the name of his main “connection” to impress those around him. The amazing moral of this story is to not let work limit quality time with your loved ones and to take a break once in a while.
While You Were Sleeping
Business challenges are a central theme of this holiday romantic comedy. All the main characters are too wrapped up in work to go after the things they want in life. It takes almost tragedy to get everyone to focus in on what would make them happy and speak it into existance.
This is arguably one of the funnest Christmas movies of all time and where I learned how the stock market worked. Two men from opposite sides of the tracks take on some wealthy business tycoons and win. In the end they each learn that it is easier to get ahead in life (and make some serious cash) when you enlist the help of friends.
Miracle on 34th Street
This holiday classic teaches us about the power of hope and faith. It also teaches us how making the lives of shoppers easier can increase sales. The underlying theme of this movie is making magic and making money don’t have to be be mutually exclusive goals.
It’s A Wonderful Life
Another holiday classic that I will admit I didn’t watch until two years ago. This business drama about a banker takes on some heavy themes about life, death and the desire to live. Of course, everything works out in the end and we learn that if you are there for your community, they will have your back when times get tough.
This wonderful film is about escaping the status quo and taking the time to discover yourself. It also deals a lot with establishing your business legacy and making sure you take the time to celebrate your accomplishments in life.
Vince Vaughn is business man living in the shadow of a saint and just trying to get ahead. In this holiday comedy we learn you have to work for the things you want in life, but everyone should be shown they are loved even if it can only happen once a year.
If you’re looking for a fun break from the day, check out one or all of these cheerful films. You might pick up a business tip or two and are guaranteed to crack a smile.
– à bientôt
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