Top 10 Holiday Movies

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Top 10 Holiday Movies

Kendyl Beam, Staff Writer

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Kendyl’s Top 10 Holiday Movies

With the holidays upon us, here are some movies to help pass the time and to get you into the spirit during winter break.


  1. “Elf”- This movie is full of funny jokes and quotable phrases like “Buddy the ELF what’s your favorite color?” and “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” If you haven’t seen this, you are really missing out.


  1. “Christmas With the Kranks”-  A couple decides to skip Christmas this year and go on a cruise instead. Their daughter calls them on Christmas Eve saying she’s coming to visit and they end up pulling off a big party. This movie is funny and relatable for everyone who loves the craziness of Christmas.


  1. “Santa Claus 2”- This movie is so much better than the first. Santa spends the movie trying to find a Mrs. Claus while also trying to make Christmas happen.


  1. “Christmas Vacation”- I’m pretty sure this is the most enjoyable family holiday movie. It shows the nutty events that can happen when your entire crazy family gets together for the holidays. It is an oldie but a goodie and entertaining for all ages.


  1. “Santa Claus 1”- This is a classic movie, where Scott Calvin slowly starts becoming Santa while trying to keep custody of his son. This isn’t as interesting and funny as the 2nd movie, but it is still a great classic to watch.


  1. “Polar Express”- This one has interesting 3-D animation, which is not something you see every day. This movie is an adaptation from the book The Polar Express published in 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg.  It features a boy on a train heading to the North Pole.


  1. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (the Jim Carrey version)- Many people love this popular adaptation of the Dr. Suess book. The Grinch himself is antisocial which makes it both funny and relatable to watch. The Grinch tries to ruin Christmas for the town of Whoville.


  1. “A Christmas Story”- This movie features a little boy and his family during the holiday season in a small Indiana town in1 940. There are some funny jokes here and there, like the classic “You’ll shoot your eye out!”, but mostly this is for an older crowd who can relate to more of the jokes.


  1. “White Christmas”-  This is a classic Christmas movie about two sisters that fall in love with two singers. The movie also includes the classic rendition of “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby.  


  1. “The Nightmare Before Christmas”-  There is a debate on whether this is a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie, but this is a fun one to watch around any holiday because of the unique stop-motion animation. The creator, Tim Burton is known for his unique and dark animation.