Eight Best Films to Watch this Christmas Season

By Christine Torralba | 3 years ago
Eight Best Films to Watch this Christmas Season
PHOTOGRAPH: Wikimedia Commons/Rossrs | Cropped screenshot of Judy Garland from the trailer for the film Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944.

Christmas is fast approaching, and if you’ve got plans to stay awake to wait for your parents… errr… Santa to deliver your presents, you can turn on your TV and watch movies all night long! Grab a cup of hot chocolate and a warm blanket to cuddle while watching the best films for Christmas season! Here are some of our top picks:

#8 “Meet Me in St. Louis” (1944)

“Meet Me in St. Louis” is the iconic movie wherein Judy Garland sang “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Set against the 1904 World Fair backdrop, the song has become a standard during the holiday season. And it is this exact scene from the movie that will make you feel the Christmas cheer.

#7 “Love Actually” (2003)

“Love Actually” is for the hopeless romantics who believe that love is all around. Set in the holiday season, the movie is composed of all-star actors and actresses with different stories involving their love lives during the holidays.

#6 “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is an adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss books. Brought to life by Jim Carrey, the story tells of a hermit who hates the consumerist town where Christmas is widely celebrated until he meets Cindy-Lou, a little child who melts his heart. The story then takes a series of twists and turns as the Grinch tries to be part of Whoville — or not.

#5 “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)

Tim Burton has turned this dark stop-motion animation into a traditional Christmas favorite among those who want to feel up to the season. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” tells of a story of an anti-hero named Jack Skellington, who fills in Santa’s shoes after he almost ruined Christmas and turned it into Halloween.

#4 “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965)

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is an anti-consumerist cartoon that lets kids realize the real essence of Christmas. The movie features the biblical account about how Christ was born. The movie will also let kids learn about the value of cooperation.

#3 “The Santa Clause” (1994)

Who could ever forget this classic Santa Claus movie that spiraled into a series of other movies? “The Santa Clause” movie stars Tim Allen, an ordinary man who finds himself turning into Santa Clause after the big guy accidentally fell off a roof. Allen puts on the robe and realizes later on that this was a big mistake. What follows next is a series of comedic scenes wherein he physically morphs into the man he was destined to be.

#2 “Elf” (2003)

Will Ferrell stars in “Elf,” a festive comedy wherein he plays the role of a naïve individual who was raised by elves. He finds himself in modern-day New York and life begins to change for the protagonist.

#1 “Home Alone” (1990)

Christmas will never be perfect without watching “Home Alone,” the series of movies wherein the young Macaulay Culkin starred in and catapulted his career. Just as its title describes it, Culkin finds himself alone in his house after his family forgets to bring him to an out of town Christmas vacation. Culkin awakens to be pleased to do whatever he wants in his home. All that, however, changes as soon as he discovers a couple of burglars who try to break in. What follows next is a series of painful yet comedic tragedies (in the part of the two burglars).

What other movies do you love to watch during Christmas time? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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