Students share their favorite Christmas movies

Classics to add to your ‘must-see’ list this holiday season

Evan Gray, Guest Reporter

Huddled up under a blanket with a roaring fire nearby, many students spend their holiday break watching Christmas movies. Typically, older Christmas movies are liked the most because every parent pretty much forced their kid to watch “A Christmas Story” or “Home Alone” around the holidays.

“ELF” is a Christmas movie that was made in 2003 starring Will Ferrell. It’s about a man who was raised in the North Pole and thought he was an elf his whole life, but after finding out he’s not an elf, he travels to New York in search of his real parents.

“Elf is really funny,” junior Zack Baldwin. “It’s funny because he’s a normal human, but since he was raised as an elf and when he finally gets into the real world he is so out of place.”

“Home Alone” is a Christmas movie made in 1990 starring Macaulay Culkin and is about a boy who was left home while his family goes on vacation. When robbers enter his house, he has to fight them off.

“I remember watching this movie with my family during the holidays,” senior Bianca George said, “and I love the part where the boy becomes friends with the crazy neighbor they thought was a murderer in the church.”

“A Christmas Story” is a classic Christmas movie made in 1983 starring Peter Sheperd. It’s about a young boy who attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

“This movie was always my favorite Christmas movie to watch with my family,” sophomore Ethan Raetzel said, “and I think the part where he gets the leg lamp and doesn’t know how to say fragile is really iconic and funny.”

“The Polar Express” is another animated Christmas movie made in 2004 starring Tom Hanks and is about a young boy who embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure, he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

“The Polar Express is one of my favorite movies of all time,” sophomore Cassidy Dubyk said, “and I really like the part of the movie where in the ending he can still hear the jingle bells ringing but his parents can’t.”

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is a Christmas movie, made in 2000, based off of the famous Dr. Seuss book, starring Jim Carrey. It is about a Green character who lives on the outskirts of a Christmas-loving town. Of course, he wants to ruin Christmas for everyone.

“I watched this movie a lot as a kid, but haven’t seen it in a while,” junior Bennet Parisi said. “But I remember the part where the Grinch wrapped the girl with wrapping paper at the post office. That part always terrified me.”

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is a comedy Christmas themed movie starring Chevy Chase and is about a family who plans an extraordinary Christmas for their whole family and it just ends up turning into a huge disaster.

“This is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever watched,” sophomore Cooper Doucette said. “I think the best part in the movie is when the squirrel gets into the house and the whole house gets destroyed when the dog chases the squirrel around.”