Welcome to BLOGMAS DAY 1!!!! This Christmas season is officially here and it’s the time to spread some holiday cheer with people you know and love! Many holiday classics are playing on TV channels like Freeform, AMC, Lifetime, or Hallmark Channel and I encourage you to take some time and enjoy these some classics as I list the top 10 holiday movies you should watch this Christmas!
Let get into it!
1. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
I am more than sure you are all familiar with this special Christmas classic! The Grinch Who Stole Christmas was released in 2000, and explains why he hates the Christmas season the most! But most of all let’s not forget, the lesson was that Christmas isn’t all about the presents, packages, boxes, ribbons, or tags… it’s about love and the people around you that make you happy!
2. A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol takes place in a small town with a man named Mr. Scrooge. Much like the Grinch, he lives a miserable life by himself because of his actions and mistakes. Mr. Scrooge only counts his pennies and doesn’t care about anybody at all until it is too late! Scrooge has change his ways, or else he will lose his life! This is yet another great Christmas classic for the entire family to enjoy!
3. The Polar Express
The Polar Express is a special train that takes all the children aboard to the North Pole to see Santa Clause, and his Elves! In order to get to the North Pole they face many fears, cracks in the ice, and a hot cocoa fiesta! Apon arriving to the North Pole, the friends get lost and end up in Santa’s sack of presents. When Santa picks the child who gets the first present of Christmas he asked for a bell from one of the reindeer! And it will ring for all who believe to hear!
4. Home Alone
Home Alone takes place right before the family goes off for their Christmas Vacation and leave for the flight the next morning! Kevin gets in an argument with his mother and has to sleep in the attic room, and wished he wouldn’t see his family ever again. In the morning he accidentally didn’t leave for the airport with the family and was left home alone for the holidays. Two robbers noticed neighbors and their family were gone, and robbed the neighborhood. They decided to rob their house on Christmas Eve, but instead got attacked by Kevin’s defenses! The 2 robbers eventually got caught, and the family came home on Christmas Day to see their son Kevin!
5. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation movie begins with the dad Clark deciding to host Christmas at their house this year. He invited the entire family over and this caused a series of chaotic events at the Lampoon’s residence this Christmas! Everything from Eddie arriving in his RV, no Christmas bonus, hanging the Christmas lights, and unexpectedly kidnapping his boss. This family really knows how to party when it comes to Christmas Eve! You should definitely watch this movie this holiday season!
Elf is a hilarious Christmas comedy starring Will Ferrell as “Buddy the Elf.” Buddy is an orphan and was accidentally taken back to the North Pole, and was raised by “Poppa Elf.” He was taught how to be an Elf, fix Santa’s Sleigh, and how to build/test toys! His real father lived in New York City, and worked at the Empire State Building. Buddy decided to travel to New York City to meet his dad “Walter Hobbs”, and to come live with him. However, at first this plan did not work out for Buddy, but he eventually met a lovely young lady in New York, went back to the North Pole, and lived happily every after with his family.
The movie Gremlins is a great holiday classic, but not for younger audiences. If you have younger children at home, I do not advice you to watch this movie with them. The story takes place with the dad buying his son a Christmas present of a cute fuzzy pet “Gremlin.” These Gremlins cannot be touched by any water or they will transform into naughty monsters that love to tear up and get destroy everything in sight!
8. The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause is a fantastic Disney movie that takes place at a certain house when a dad heard walked outside, and scared Santa Clause so bad he fell off the roof and supposedly died. This dad slowly transforms into Santa Clause more and more every day until he eventually becomes the big man in the red suit!
9. Jack Frost
Jack Frost is a great film about a snowman that comes to life outside of a young boys house. To others the boy man look a bit weird and think he is talking to himself but the snowman (Jack) is actually alive and can walk and talk. This is a great family friendly movie I really recommend!
10. Tim Burton’s: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton’s: The Nightmare Before Christmas is a great Halloween and Christmas film. The movie takes place in the town of Halloween, when Jack wonders off into the woods and discovers a portal to the world of Christmas town. Jack attempts to kidnap jolly Saint Nick, and become steal the holiday of Christmas and make it Halloween themed instead. This is a very creative and dimensional film you should check out!
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