Top 10 Best Holiday Movies

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By Savannah Ross

Every year it is a traditional to watch as many Christmas movies as possible, and these 10 are a must see!
   It is that time of year again: Time to decorate your house, wrap the presents, drink hot chocolate, and of course, watch every Christmas movie that you can.
    The first must see is The Polar Express. On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
    The second Christmas movie to get you into the holiday spirit is Elf. This movie is sweet and funny, though it cannot quite seem to make up its mind whether people should need proof of Santa’s existence or not.
    Another must see christmas movie is definitely Home Alone. This is a good-natured, albeit unrealistic, family film that both kids and adults will enjoy.
    Hundreds of people believe that this movie is “one of the best funny Christmas movies ever made very funny anyone can watch.”
     The Santa Clause movie, as well as the sequels, are a must see as well. Divorced dad Scott (Tim Allen) has custody of his son (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve.
    After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives.
    The jokes in this movie are funny for adults as for kids.
    The fifth Christmas movie to watch during the holidays is Miracle on 34th Street. This is a must see classic made in 1947.
    An old man named Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan.
    The Grinch who Stole Christmas has been watched worldwide since 2000. On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town.
    A Charlie Brown Christmas is always essential holiday viewing, even after over 50 years. Charlie Brown, is having trouble getting into the festive holiday spirit.
    In true Charlie Brown style, his response to this perfectly natural feeling is to beat himself up with an extra helping of self-loathing.
    The ninth best Christmas movie to see at least once is Christmas with the Kranks. Finally alone for the holidays, Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) plan to eschew the Christmas traditions and take a cruise in the Caribbean instead.
    This doesn’t sit well with their Christmas-obsessed neighbors Vic Frohmeyer (Dan Aykroyd) and Walt Scheel (M. Emmet Walsh), who are determined to win the annual “best decorated street” competition.
    The last must see Christmas movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. Although there has been high debate whether or not this movie is a Christmas or Halloween movie, regardless which one it is, it should be watched.
    The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.”
     When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life and plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role.
    Now that you know some great, classic Christmas movies to watch during this Holiday season with your family: grab a fuzzy blanket, some warm, hot chocolate and cuddle up on the couch! Happy Holidays!


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