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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