Good Holiday Movies

  1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

This dual holiday film is perfect for not only Halloween, but Christmas as well! The film follows Jack Skellington, the Halloweentown pumpkin king, and his misadventures. Bored of his annual routine throughout the Halloween season of scaring people in the “real world”, he comes across Christmastown and finds himself enticed by the happy elves and bright Christmas decorations. He then plots to take over Christmas as his own holiday, and even kidnaps Santa Claus! This is a great movie to watch with your family over Winter break.

  1. Elf (2003)

No Christmas season is complete without watching Will Ferrel, as Buddy the Elf, find his way through New York City as he searches for his father. Buddy, who was raised with Santa’s elves as an elf, discovers he doesn’t quite fit in with the other elves. Not able to shake this feeling, he runs away to New York in full elf uniform in search of his real father. What will happen when his real rather is not what he expects?

  1. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

The Griswold family is known for their chaotic family vacations, and this time, Clark Griswold wants to make sure that his wife and children have the best Christmas possible. Although to his demise, Christmas does not go as planned. Follow the Griswold family’s story to see what happens when their cousin’s show up unplanned, they discover a squirrel living inside their Christmas tree, and Clark’s employers fall short on the holiday bonus he needs.

  1. Home Alone (1990)

A holiday classic following Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) and his improvisions when he is left home alone to fend for himself when robbers invade his home. When Kevin awakens to an empty house due to his family mistakenly leaving for the airport without him, he assumes his wish of having no family has come true. However his excitement is quickly soured when two con men break into his house. Watch as Kevin is determined to protect the house with his inventions of traps for the robbers and find out if he survives!

 

  • Polar Express (1993)

 

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. This film is perfect to binge with family, friends, or significant others! The heart warming story will leave whoever watches the film with a sense of childhood and the remembrance to believe and life will never grow dull. 

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