Christmas Movies

Now that Thanksgiving is over, Christmas movies are starting to come on television. Both recent movies and classic movies are showing. (Photo courtesy of The Ankler)

With Christmas only a few weeks away, Christmas movies are on TV with Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Movies or Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas Special.

Personally, I like more classic Christmas movies, but there are pretty good more recent Christmas movies.

“We watch Christmas Vacation every Christmas Eve with our family,” said Mr. Patterson, visual art teacher and golf coach.

Christmas Vacation, or National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) is a classic Christmas comedy and family movie starring Chevy Chase where everything seems to go wrong with the Griswold family during their holiday.

After being asked her favorite christmas movie, Lauren Williams, senior, said, Madea Christmas Movie which is a 2013 comedy and drama movie starring Tyler Perry.

“It’s just one of the best. I gotta watch it every year. I love it. I’ll watch any Christmas movie that comes up. Any of them. The minute it hits December 1, that’s when I start doing everything Christmas-related,” said Williams.

These Christmas movies are in my opinion that I enjoyed watching and also have a nostalgic factor as well from when I was younger.

The Polar Express

The Polar Express is a movie that I enjoyed when I was younger. I watched it during Christmas time in elementary school, whether that be during a class, or in Parks and Rec after school when we did arts and crafts.

Even though I may not watch it anymore, the movie can be nostalgic to numerous people and can also be a piece of their childhood.


Elf (2003) is a comedy and fantasy movie where Buddy, a character played by Will Ferrell, was accidentally sent to the North Pole as a baby where he was raised. Feeling like he didn’t belong, he goes to New York City to find his dad. 

I watched it for the first time last year during the holidays and it is a great movie.

Home Alone

The Home Alone Movies, in my opinion, are an all-time favorite especially with actor Macaulay Culkin in the first and second movies, Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992).

While both are great movies, I like the first movie better in my opinion when Kevin McAllister is alone leaving him to protect his house while his family is away and it’s a classic movie of thieves getting what they deserve.

You can watch the Home Alone movies on Disney Plus. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend watching this movie.

My favorite line from the movie is “Merry Christmas, you filthy animals.” 

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

A Dr. Seuss’ classic, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, is another nostalgic movie for me. In my opinion, watching the original animation, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) as well as the movie adaptation of the same name with Jim Carrey, (2000) which I liked better.

Christmas movies, whether they are new or classics, are one of many ways for friends and family to celebrate together.


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