It’s Holiday Movie Time

By Kamilla Rahman and Cambria Sawyer

It’s the most wonderful time of year! The temperatures are dropping, houses are decorated, families and friends are gathering to celebrate, breaks from work or school are quickly approaching and it’s finally time to indulge in all of the holiday movies that you’ve been waiting to watch all year. Our staff loves a wide array of movies from classics to action to comedies. Check out our favorites we’ll be curling up to watch this month:

Love Actually (2003)

Rom-coms are loved by several of our staff members, especially when they’re centered around the holidays. This Christmas love story is a must when you want to snuggle up with a cup of hot chocolate in your hand and your significant other by your side.

Die Hard (1988)

Though this movie may not take the conventional holiday movie approach, it does involve saving Christmas and is perfect for anyone looking for suspense, adventure and thrills during the holiday season.

A Christmas Story (1983)

This classic is loved by all generations and is one of the most nostalgic movies of the holiday season. Staff members agree this film brings back childhood memories.

White Christmas (1954)

This film hits the spot when you’re looking for a warm and musical combination of drama and romance. We have to admit, the 50s really do add their own magical touch to the Christmas scene.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

We all know how this one goes; cranky green man, cute little townspeople, cranky green man steals Christmas, cranky green man realizes that he didn’t actually steal Christmas because it is so much more than just presents. In the end, everyone is happy. Somehow, we just can’t ever get enough of it.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

This comedy exemplifies the crazy antics that can happen during the holiday season. Christmas Vacation is loved by so many just because it can be relatable and because it gives you a great laugh. For some of our staff, it’s a tradition to watch this movie every year to get into the holiday spirit.

Home Alone (1990)

This is the real deal. If you ever need a parenting lesson or home invasion combat training without leaving your couch, this hilariously adorable movie will get you there. Laughing is unavoidable.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

If you’re looking for introspection, look no further. This movie brings up some powerful questions but ultimately leaves you feeling happy and thankful for your life and the people in it. After all, isn’t that one of the most important pieces to the holiday puzzle?

Elf (2003)

If you have not seen this movie, put down your computer and find a copy. You will learn how to use revolving doors the right way, what gifts to buy for your long-lost father, where to find the world’s best cup of coffee and the only route to get from the North Pole to New York City.

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