Get Into the Holiday Spirit With a Classic Holiday Movie


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With hundreds of Christmas movies, news editor Julia Helms lists her favorites.

“Elf”- I would consider this the single most quoted, most watched, most merchandised Christmas movie of all time. Will Ferrell takes on the roll of Buddy the wholesome and loving human elf. If any movie is gonna get you in the spirit of Christmas, this is it. A perfect combination of comedy and Christmas to spread the cheer.

“The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”- While it can be easy to want to be alone, this movie reminds us why we spend the holidays with the ones we love. That is the point of the holidays after all, celebrating with the ones we love.

“The Santa Clause”- There are so many Santas in the movies, but there is no Santa like Scot Calvin. He brings the most humanity to Santa and is surrounded by the liveliest North Pole.

“Home Alone”- We’ve all dreamed of the day we get to live alone, but we don’t always plan on a robbery. Lucky for Kevin, he has a plan to protect his house this Christmas.

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”- Families during the holidays can be a pain, but it wouldn’t be the same without them. The Griswolds are a great example of the extreme Christmas experience.

“Polar Express”- All aboard to the North Pole! It’s a bumpy ride through the frozen north, but the destination makes it all worth it.

“Die Hard”- While it is not exactly a classic Christmas tale, it does add a little bit of thrill to the holidays. This so called Christmas movie is an action packed film often enjoyed during the holidays, gives us a break from the cheer and a taste of something different.

“It’s A Wonderful Life”- This beloved classic reminds us what is truly important in life. It isn’t the money or gifts, but it’s the people in our lives that mean the most.

“A Christmas Carol”- Everyone has a Scrooge in their lives. This classic Christmas story takes us on the adventure of Ebenizer Scrooge as he discovers the true magic of Christmas is about sharing with those around us. Watch this film with the Scrooge in your life.


Underrated Holiday Movies: 

Prep & Landing


Miracle on 34th Street


Nightmare Before Christmas