Holiday Movies to Add to Your Watchlist

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Source: Empire

By Armita Rohani

With the holiday season next week, free time is just around the corner–which means there’s time to watch a Christmas classic movie to prepare for the season.

  1. Home Alone

The movie known for its classic Christmas charm, Home Alone follows the story of Kevin, who was left “home alone” after his family forgot about him while running late to the airport. Now, it’s up to him alone to save his home from a pair of robbers known as the “Wet Bandits” who are set on robbing him and his house dry clean, while his mother tries desperately to get back to him. 

  1. Elf

After an orphan was brought back to the North Pole by Santa by accident, Buddy–now grown up–travels to New York to find his biological father and to start living like a human again, rather than as an elf. However, in order to save Christmas, Buddy must bring Christmas spirit to New Yorkers, with the help of his new family and Jovie. 

  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

In Whoville, everyone is head over heels for Christmas, and it is the most important holiday of the year. However, for the Grinch, it is the worst. In a desperate attempt to rid Whoville of the Christmas spirit, the Grinch–played by Jim Carrey–steals all the gifts, trees, decorations, and food, until he faces a change of heart with the help of Cindy Lou Who.

  1. The Santa Clause

After accidentally killing Santa, Scott Calvin is forced to become the new Santa Clause, as he tries to make amends with his son. However, the whole Santa gig is not something easy, as Scott finds out, whether it is gaining the classic fat belly, white beard, or commanding the entire North Pole. 

  1. A Charlie Brown Christmas

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant.

  1. The Polar Express

  When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

  1. Christmas with the Kranks

For years, the Kranks have been known for their extravagant, and unbeatable Christmas party, hosted every year for the entire neighborhood and family to enjoy. However, after their daughter moves off to college and doesn’t come back for Christmas this year, the Kranks decide–for the first time ever–to leave town for Christmas. What they’ll do instead, is the issue.

  1. Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas

My very own childhood movie and Christmas tradition, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas follows stories between Goofy and his son, Mickey and Minnie, and Donald and Daisy during their Christmas season. 

  1. Frosty the Snowman

A discarded magic top hat brings to life the snowman that a group of children made, until a magician, Professor Hinkle, wants it back, and the temperature starts to rise. Frosty will melt or no longer be a jolly soul if the kids cannot get him away from Hinkle and the warm weather, so he hops on a train to the North Pole with young Karen.

  1. Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer

A young reindeer Rudolph lives at the North Pole. His father is one of Santa’s reindeer and it is expected that Rudolph will eventually be one too. However, he has a feature which is a setback and causes him to be ostracized: his red nose.