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Best Christmas Movies Recommended by Mindspace Community Managers

Adi Weinberger

7 December, 2021

Decorating the tree, getting presents, singing carols and wearing ugly sweaters – Christmas is full of fun traditions. One holiday tradition that never gets tired is watching Christmas movies. We asked some of our community managers from Mindspace locations around the world to tell us about their favorite Christmas movies. Some of their choices are true classics picked by more than one community manager, while others are quite surprising. Get the popcorn ready.

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Asensio Moya

Community Experience Manager
Mindspace location:
Salvatorplatz (Munich, Germany)
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Favorite Christmas movie: Home Alone
Why did you choose this movie?
I loved this movie! It was a tradition for me to watch it every Christmas with my brothers. At some point we tried to imitate some of the traps that were used with the robbers at home, and my mother freaked out! What I like about this film is that everyone can “believe” in himself or herself and be independent.

Asensio Moya, Community Experience Manager in Mindspace Salvatorplatz, Munich, Germany

Kesem Shkalo

Community Associate
Mindspace location:
Ahad Ha’am & Rothschild (Tel Aviv, Israel)
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Favorite Christmas movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Why did you choose this movie?
This movie, based on Dr. Seuss’s book, and starring Jim Carrey, is my favorite Christmas movie because the young girl, Cindy Lou Who, decides to befriend the nasty Grinch. She manages to see the good in him. So, for me this movie is really about finding the good side in each and every human.

Kesem Shkalo, Community Associate, Mindspace Tel Aviv, Israel

Helen Woldemichael

Community Manager
Mindspace location:
Hammersmith (London, UK)
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Favorite Christmas movie: Donald Duck and His Friends Wish You a Happy Christmas
Why did you choose this movie?
Every Christmas Eve at 3 PM the whole of Sweden – where I’m originally from – watches the same thing: Donald Duck and His Friends Wish You a Happy Christmas. It’s a tradition that every family in Sweden has that marks the official start of Christmas. I’ve watched it every year since I was a little kid, and it is a tradition that I love dearly.
What I like most about this movie is that it’s filled with everyone’s favorite Disney characters and that it spreads so much joy.

Helen Woldemichael, Community Manager, Mindspace Hammersmith, London, UK

Denisa Balomir

Community Manager
Mindspace location:
Business District (Bucharest, Romania)
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Favorite Christmas movie: The Polar Express
Why did you choose this movie?
The Polar Express has wonderful messages about the importance of believing, the value of friendship, respect for leadership and courage, and the beauty of being kind to others. The story focuses on a boy who doubts whether or not Santa exists. He goes on an adventure that will change his life and will make him believe in magic again.
While it is not at the top of the holiday wish list for many, it comes pretty close thanks to its undeniable charm. In short, this is one train you should board!

Denisa Balomir, Community Manager in Mindspace Business District, Bucharest, Romania

Jake Ganey

Senior Community Manager
Mindspace location: K Street (Washington D.C., USA)
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Favorite Christmas movie: Space Jam
Why did you choose this movie?
Even though it’s not necessarily a Christmas movie, my family and I watch it every single Christmas. The movie is hilarious and timeless!

Jake Ganey, Mindspace Washington DC

Ly Senger

Community Experience Manager
Mindspace location:
Stachus (Munich, Germany)
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Favorite Christmas movie: Elf
Why did you choose this movie?
Elf is my favorite movie because it reminds me of my childhood, when I watched silly holiday movies with my family. It’s humorous, light, festive and checks off all the boxes of a classic family favorite. And who doesn’t love Will Ferrell in a huge elf costume?!

Ly Senger, Community Experience Manager, Mindspace Stachus, Munich, Germany

Laura Bersier

Community Experience Manager
Mindspace location:
Amsterdam & Utrecht, Netherlands
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Favorite Christmas movie: The Holiday
Why did you choose this movie?
I like it because it is basically a double rom-com. The story develops exactly the way you expect it to, but it does it twice! It is a simple feel-good movie. The cast is great, the characters are authentic, funny and bold. Definitely a yearly must-watch for me.

Laura Bersier, Community Experience Manager, Mindspace Netherlands

Alejandra Gnecco

Community Experience Manager
Mindspace location:
Eurotheum (Frankfurt, Germany)
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Favorite Christmas movie: Love Actually
Why did you choose this movie?
It’s my favorite movie because it intertwines love stories in a very funny way without being exclusively romantic. Plus, each character has an incredible story. It’s a Christmas classic that will never go out of style.

Alejandra Gnecco, Community Experience Manager, Mindspace Frankfurt, Germany

Mor David

Community Experience Manager
Mindspace location:
Yakum Greenwork (Yakum, Israel)
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Favorite Christmas movie: Home Alone
Why did you choose this movie?
Let’s be honest, we all wanted to be Kevin in this film because he got to do some really cool stuff. For example, Kevin was able to set off some fireworks, use an air rifle, eat ice cream for dinner, take his sled down the stairs and watch anything he wanted on TV.

Mor David, Community Experience Manager, Mindspace Yakum, Israel

Zaklina Mayer

Community Manager
Mindspace location:
Koszyki (Warsaw, Poland)
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Favorite Christmas movie: Elf
Why did you choose this movie?
My all time favorite Christmas movie is Elf. I love how it highlights the pure innocence and happiness of a child and it reminds me that sometimes you just have to relax and let things go with the flow. It puts a smile on my face, and I can’t wait to watch it every year.

Zaklina Mayer, Community Manager, Mindspace Poland

Carly Dolder

Community Experience Manager
Mindspace location:
Wanamaker (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
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Favorite Christmas movie: It’s a hard tie between Home Alone and The Night Before
Why did you choose this movie?
Home Alone is a classic with all the best nostalgic feels, and The Night Before is a hilarious take on a Christmas movie.

Carly Dolder, Community Experience Manager, Mindspace Wanamaker, Philadelphia

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Adi Weinberger is a Content Marketing Manager at Mindspace.

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