ISSUE 2: Top ten festive flicks for Christmas

Your ultimate guide to Christmas movies


Photo Jadyn Grayes

A graphic containing some of the Christmas movies mentioned.

Jadyn Grayes, Staff Writer

Singing carols door to door, baking sugar cookies and sipping hot cocoa next to the fireplace on Christmas eve. All traditions that we couldn’t imagine this jolly holiday without.

But what is Christmas without Christmas movies? Dull and disappointing. Spice up your holidays with these classic films.

  1. “Elf”: This charming Christmas comedy will have you giggling for an hour and a half straight. The cheery feeling spread throughout the soundtrack and visuals makes this perfect to watch with kids, and Will Ferell, the actor playing the main character “Buddy”, adds enough humor to make this enjoyable for adults and teens as well.
  2. “Home Alone”: What kind of Christmas movie list would this be if this classic wasn’t included? Home Alone is one of the only movies that are watchable not only during the holidays but year-round. Suspenseful and goofy, this movie makes you appreciate family time and being with the people you love.
  3. “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York”: As soon as you finish watching Home Alone, it’s only right to watch the sequel as well. Just as cheery as the first movie, Home Alone 2 is accompanied by some surprising cameos featuring people such as Donald Trump and Tim Curry.
  4. “The Polar Express”: This movie is a children’s book brought to life and teaches kids to never let go of their Christmas spirit. Before watching this with family, it’s crucial that you prepare a warm mug of hot chocolate and a plate stacked high with cookies.
  5. “Miracle On 34th Street”: This Christmas classic is enjoyable for people of all ages. Its festive charm and delightful humor make this an all-around perfect film to watch during the holidays under a warm blanket and with the people you love.
  6. “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”: This is one of the most well-known holiday flicks and rightfully so. Despite the Grinch’s grumpy attitude in the beginning, the duration of the movie is cheerful and wholesome. Almost everyone can bond over their love for this movie.
  7. “Jack Frost”: This film stands out from the rest because of its mournful twist on a classic Christmas story. While it has a sorrowful backstory, it is still wholesome and festive. Watching this with family is good to make you appreciative of quality time with your loved ones.
  8. “A Charlie Brown Christmas”: This classic has been around since 1965 and is still appreciated by kids around Christmas time. This enough should tell you how good of a film it is. Despite all the characters being cartoons, they still manage to convey love and Christmas spirit.
  9. “The Santa Clause”: This silly Christmas film is the best mix of sentimental and funny. The writers did an amazing job designing the movie for kids while keeping adults in mind. I enjoy watching this the night before Christmas with my sisters to set the mood for the following morning.
  10. “Prancer”: Finally, this charming and affectionate Christmas movie. Prancer is appreciated by kids for its holiday spirit, and by adults for its soft-hearted lesson. The main character Jessica Riggs is a young girl that many kids relate to, and she serves as a great role model.

The Christmas season is in full swing and it’s crucial to have your seasonal movies queued up. Spend quality time with your loved ones with these festive flicks and maybe even start an annual tradition of watching these the night before Christmas!