Merry Christmas! Here are my top 5 classic Christmas movies to watch this holiday season.
I selected these movies because they each have their own entertaining storyline and will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Hope you love them as much as I do!
Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, a young man who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole.
The movie received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed $220 million worldwide on an $33 million budget. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Actor in a Leading Role for Will Ferrell, Best Makeup, and Best Art Direction.
Elf is one of the most popular Christmas movies that has been shown every year during the holiday season. The movie has become an annual tradition that families can’t wait to watch during the festive season.
2. Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas movie which is a remake of the original Miracle on 34th Street.
The story is about a man who claims to be Santa Claus and tries to convince people that he is not crazy. He does this by giving away presents and reciting the list of what children want for Christmas.
This movie has been watched countless times and it has become a classic favorite in many families’ tradition every December.
3. A Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown Christmas is a 1965 children’s special based on the comic strip Peanuts. The show, which has been voted as one of America’s best and most popular animated television specials, has been an annual tradition for nearly half a century.
This film teaches us that we should not judge people by their appearance or reputation. This is something we should take to heart during this season of giving.
4. Home Alone 2 – Lost in New York
This is a 1992 American sequel to the 1990 hit movie “Home Alone”. The movie stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, who has been accidentally abandoned by his family while they go off to Paris for Christmas vacation.
Kevin is initially excited about staying home alone and playing with some old friends he hasn’t seen in years. However, when the Wet Bandits (played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) return to rob the McCallister house, Kevin realizes he is all alone in New York City.
5. White Christmas
White Christmas is a 1954 American musical film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney.
The film is a romantic musical comedy, set in the 1910s and 1920s. Filmed in Technicolor with a mixture of black-and-white sequences, White Christmas was one of the most profitable films of 1954. It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “White Christmas” sung by Bing Crosby.
The title song was written by Irving Berlin. The screenplay is credited to the writers based on story and characters created by Berlin and Paul Jarrico.
6. The Grinch
The Grinch is a Christmas movie about an evil-hearted grump who plans to steal Christmas from the inhabitants of Who-ville. The Grinch hates Christmas because he believes that all the people in Who-ville are living a life that they don’t deserve. He plans on scaring everyone by dressing into a Santa Claus costume and stealing their presents, but his plan is foiled by a Who dog named Max who had been waiting for him at the top of the mountain.
What are you watching this year?