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Julia Adams, Journalist • May 15, 2024

Top 10 Movies to Watch This Christmas Season

Top 10 Movies to Watch This Christmas Season

There are so many holiday movies to watch this winter for the Christmas season. If youwant to get yourself in the Christmas spirit, then Christmas movies are a surefire way toaccomplish that. Watching holiday movies is the perfect seasonal activity to do with friends,family, or even if you are by yourself. There are too many options to pick, so which Christmasmovies are necessary to watch this year? These are the ten best picks of Christmas movies with agood variety.10. “It’s a Wonderful Life”There is not a more classic Christmas movie than It’s a Wonderful Life. This movie hasbeen watched by families for generations. It was released in 1946, and still holds up a Christmasfavorite among many. It’s a Wonderful Life is a heartwarming classic that everyone can enjoy, itdoesn’t matter if you are old or young. This is a timeless film.9. “Die Hard”Die Hard is indeed a Christmas movie and darn good one too. Die Hard portrays theconcept of trying to make it home for Christmas in an action filled format. Die Hard is a verythrilling movie with a lot creativity and is a all-time classic action film. Die Hard is a fanfavorite, if you haven’t seen it then what are you waiting for.8. “A Christmas Story”This film is just a fun and simple little movie about a boy who want a specific toy forChristmas. This concept can be very relatable, a child wanting something for Christmas that theythink is a low chance that their parents will actually buy it. A Christmas Story is not very heavyon plot, instead it just goes scene by scene of fun little instances that happen leading up toChristmas. The simplicity of the film makes it such an easy and fun watch. A Christmas Story ismostly known for its charm and nostalgic vibe.7. “Christmas Vacation”Christmas Vacation is probably the funniest Christmas movie. Clark Griswold in themovie is a father looking to have the perfect Christmas with his family. Chevy Chase plays thelead character perfectly with an all-time great comedic performance. Christmas Vacation isperfect for teenagers due to the film’s entertaining and raunchy sense of humor. If you arelooking for a good laugh, then Christmas Vacation is the film to watch.6. “The Polar Express”The Polar Express is a very unique cinematic experience. The Animation is impressive tosay the least. How does the animation look so realistic?! Not only does The Polar Express havebeautiful visuals, but it also has a beautiful story. The “Hot Chocolate” song is guaranteed to getstuck in your head every time you watch the movie. Tom Hanks gives the performance of a life

time as six different characters in the same movie, all played to perfection. The message of thefilm is heartwarming; holding onto your Christmas spirit in a world that needs more of it.5. “The Santa Clause”The Santa Clause has the most creative concept; A man accidently kills Santa Clause andnow he must take his place as he slowly transforms into the classic portrayal of St. Nick. TheSanta Clause is so much fun. The story of the movie just grips you from the beginning anddoesn’t let go until the credits. Tim Allen is irreplaceably perfect as this main character (Scott)who is transforming into Santa. Tim Allen made this version of Santa Clause on of the mostdefinitive and recognizable throughout the world. The world building has even become a fairlydefinitive iteration of the tale of Santa. Tim Allen truly is the Santa Clause.4. “The Nightmare Before Christmas”Is The Nightmare Before Christmas even a Christmas movie? Well, yes, it says“Christmas” in the title. The Nightmare before Christmas is a spooky musical cult classic. Themovie is so unique in its visuals and its story. The mashing of Halloween and Christmas is socreative and makes for a story unlike any other. The character designs are instantly recognizable,and the world of Halloween town is beautifully designed. This Christmas film is different thenall the others and truly stands out of the crowd.3. “Elf”Elf is arguably the most charming Christmas movie. Will Farrell is the definition ofcharismatic in Elf, you can tell he is having a blast the whole way through as his iconic character,Buddy the Elf. The movie is so much fun. Movies like Elf are rare and should be cherished.There is something so special about Elf that you just have to see the movie to understand. Elfprovides amazing comedy that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Elf is a necessary viewingfor Christmas time.2. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)The Grinch is the greatest Christmas character and maybe the most iconic outside ofSanta Clause himself. Jim Carrey completely disappears in his role as the Grinch, there could notbe better casting for this character. The setting of Whoville is memorable and a great world forthis story to take place. How the Grinch Stole Christmas has such a whimsical feeling to it andwill capture the imagination of anybody. Everything about How the Grich Stole Christmas ismemorable. How the Grich Stole Christmas is an iconic Christmas Story.1. ”Home Alone”Home Alone is arguably the greatest Christmas movie, it definitely deserves the numberone spot on this list. Not only is home alone one of the best Christmas movies, but it is also a toptier movie in general. Home Alone is so well crafted. Kevin McCallister is the most charmingprotagonist possible. Nothing will get you in the Christmas Spirit more than Home Alone, it ispure fun. You could watch this movie multiple times this season and not even get bored. Thefinal act of this film is one of the most entertaining final acts ever. Home Alone provides plenty

of laughter, entertainment, and a heartwarming story. Home Alone is filled with holiday spirit, itis a must watch for every Christmas season.

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