By Michaiah Johnson ’23
The time has fallen upon us when it is not absolutely ridiculous to pop a bag of popcorn, make a cup of hot chocolate, dress in comfy pajamas, and sit on the couch to watch holiday themed movies. Not that you can’t do the same thing in July…
Whether you like your holiday movies heartwarming, comedic, or adventurous, there is certainly a holiday movie that is perfect for you to watch this holiday season!
These are all movies that came out before 1960. They are perfect for a calm winter night, preferably watched while comfy and cozy by the fireside. Timeless tales, these are all movies you should watch at least once in your life!
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- Miracle on 34th Street
- White Christmas
These are the movies that come on in the evenings on ABC that are a surefire sign that it is the holiday season! Fun, musical, and adventurous, these are all a must watch!
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
- Jack Frost
A good holiday themed animated movie takes you back to memories of being young and excited and festive! You’ll likely feel nostalgic when you watch these movies.
- The Polar Express
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Frosty the Snowman
- A Christmas Carol
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (although that’s up for debate)
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- Yes, Virginia
- Prep & Landing
- Arthur Christmas
The movies that make you think of your loved ones, these are all strong choices to watch with your family! A shared bowl of popcorn and warm mug full of hot chocolate are the necessary accessories to add to these fun movies!
- Home Alone
- A Christmas Story
- The Santa Clause
- The Christmas Chronicles
- Jingle Jangle
Whether or not you enjoy romance movies, holiday romances are sure to give you a heartwarming, tear-jerking, and sometimes laugh-inducing experience! Perfect to cozy up and watch with those you love!
- A Princess Switch
- Operation Christmas Drop
- The Holiday Calendar
- The Holiday
- The Knight Before Christmas
- A Christmas Prince
- The Last Holiday
- Hallmark Channel (what more do I have to say?)
These movies are just a small handful of your holiday options. What other movies would you add to the list? What are your favorites? Add it to the comments below!