The Best Christmas Movie Guide

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As the festive season is finally here, it is time to get into the Christmas spirit and spend time with family. There are many Christmas movies out there to enjoy with your loved ones, but which ones are the best to watch? Here is a guide to the perfect movies to watch during the season.

Home Alone

Home Alone (1990) is a Christmas comedy hit that stars Macaulay Culkin. He plays a mischievous eight-year-old boy, Kevin, who happens to misbehave the night before he is supposed to leave with his large family on their Christmas holiday. Accidently, he is left at home by himself, but his family realizes this too late. While Kevin is thrilled to have the house to himself, he must also protect it because of the pair of thieves that are in his neighborhood. Home Alone is a family favorite with a rating of 4 stars on IMDb.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Next in line in the great Home Alone Franchise is Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). This movie is the sequel to the first movie mentioned in this movie guide. It remains set at Christmas time but instead in the big city of New York. Initially, Kevin’s family is going on a vacation in Miami, Florida. While they’re rushing to board their flight in the crowded airport, Kevin loses his family and boards a plane to New York City. When he’s there, he books a suite with his father’s card. Coincidentally, Kevin reunites with the crooks that have somehow escaped prison. This is another adventurous movie with a rating of 3.5 stars on IMDb.

The Santa Clause

Family comedy The Santa Clause (1994) revolves around a man, Scott Calvin (Tim Allen), who accidentally makes Santa fall off his roof on Christmas Eve. Somehow, Scott and his son are taken to the North Pole and find out that he must become Santa in order for gifts to arrive on time for the next Christmas. While he tries to convince people he is Santa, he begins to gain weight and grows a beard. Over time, he learns more about how important his role is, especially to children. The Santa Clause is a movie filled with laughter and has a rating of 3.5 stars on IMDb.

Jingle All The Way

Jingle All The Way (1996) is definitely one to enjoy with the family. Salesman, Howard (Arnold Schwarzenegger), is always busy with work and seems to put it before his family. As he fails to give attention to his son, he tries to make it up to him by buying a Turbo Man figure for Christmas. Since he goes on Christmas Eve, most Turbo Man figures are sold out. He searches for it while going head to head with another father, Myron (David Atkins, aka Sinbad). Throughout the craziness of Jingle All The Way, it is funny and ultimately enjoyable. It has a rating of 3 stars on IMDb.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

A Christmas movie necessity, How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) is a family favorite that includes some fantasy. In the magical land of Whoville, lives a cheerful community, but what lives on the outskirts of town is a hairy, grouchy and green Grinch (Jim Carey). From being an outcast in Whoville at a young age, the Grinch sets out to ruin Christmas for everyone by stealing presents and decorations. However, he encounters a curious little girl, Cindy Lou (Taylor Momsen). She is not like the rest of the people in town and she chooses to find out more about him. How The Grinch Stole Christmas funnily and yet sweetly embraces the season of spreading love and being together. It has a rating of 3 stars on IMDb.

Elf

Elf (2003) is a heartwarming family comedy that is about Buddy (Will Ferrell), an elf who is unaware that he is actually a human. When Buddy is an adult and really too big to live with the elves, he finds out that he is a normal human and who his biological father is. While Buddy is in New York City finding his father (James Caan), he experiences how it is to be a human and even be around humans. Buddy does meet his father, but besides his family, he creates a new relationship with an apathetic girl (Zooey Deschanel). Elf is a great movie that will definitely get you and your family into the Christmas spirit. It has a rating of 3.5 stars on IMDb.

The Polar Express

Embracing friendship, courage and the Christmas spirit, The Polar Express (2004) is a wonderful festive movie. A young boy, Hero Boy (Daryl Sabara), has reached the age where he doubts Santa’s existence. On Christmas Eve, he is lying in bed waiting for the sound of sleigh bells. He eventually hears a noise, which motivates him to get up. However, he doesn’t see Santa outside, but instead a train and a conductor (Tom Hanks). The train is heading to the North Pole and when Hero Boy boards the train, he meets other children. The Polar Express is an adventurous Christmas movie with a rating of 3.5 stars on IMDb.

With this guide, you are ready to enjoy watching movies this Christmas season with your loved ones. These movies totally bring out the festive vibes in different ways. So get a warm blanket, snacks, your family and friends and enjoy watching. Merry Christmas!

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Cassidy May Dizon
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Cassidy is a high school student who strives to spread positivity in any way she can. Cassidy hopes to grow as a writer to pursue a career in the media/entertainment industry. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and watching movies (comedies and romcoms!).