Gimme Five: Leona Lewis' Favorite Christmas Movies

Check out the U.K. songstress' list of holiday staples -- and an explanation of her love for Macaulay Culkin.

Tuesday (Dec. 3) marks Leona Lewis' long-awaited return to U.S. retailers, as the "Bleeding Love" singer has offered "Christmas, With Love," her debut holiday release, through Syco/RCA Records. The 10-song effort includes the snappy lead single "One More Sleep," and may foreshadow the direction of her next proper full-length. "It's really given me a new inspiration for doing [my next] album -- kind of doing that throwback, soul, Motown vibe," Lewis told Billboard last month.

The singer has enjoyed getting into the holiday spirit with the album -- but what films has the 28-year-old feeling warm and fuzzy when the weather outside is frightful? Check out Leona Lewis' five favorite Christmas(-ish) movies, as part of Pop Shop's ongoing Gimme Five series.

1. "The Holiday" (2006)

Leona: "I love that movie! It's so cool."

2. "Love Actually" (2003)

"Is that technically a Christmas movie? If so, then definitely 'Love Actually.'"

3. "Home Alone" (1990)

"I always used to watch that when I was little. I was obsessed with Macaulay Culkin -- I had the biggest crush on him. It was so weird, because I was, like, six."

4. "The Wizard of Oz" (1939)

"Okay, so that isn't technically a Christmas movie, but it seems to always come on at Christmastime! I always watch it around Christmas. It can be in that genre -- maybe."

5. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (1965)

"It's probably the only cartoon one I watch around Christmas. Let's say that one."

 

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