“Kids today, so desensitized by movies and television.”
I’ve always had a fascination for film. I adore movies. More or less, I love a well-told story. I believe that movies are a fantastic way to bring your family and friends together for a relaxing, enjoyable evening. There aren’t many people, nowadays, who don’t enjoy watching a film; especially during the Christmas season.
Believe me when I say that there are a plethora of Christmas related movies available to view. In fact, there are so many that Hallmark begins playing them in July. My mother records Christmas Hallmark movies all year long and they seem to never run out.
So, with that said: With so many to choose, which ones do you? Well, this list is certainly subjective but that’s the fun of it! You can add your own or you might even find a movie that you’ve never seen before. Here we go!
1.) The Santa Clause (1994)
This is a staple of any Christmas tradition, or at least should be. Tim Allen stars in this comedy of a man suddenly becoming ‘Ole Saint Nick and learning how to juggle the responsibilities. I grew up watching this movie and it quickly turned into a staple for our home.
2.) Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
I’m actually watching this right now. After 16 years of repeatedly watching it every Christmas, I still continue to laugh. You may like the animated version but I honestly prefer the live action version with Jim Carrey. Others opinions vary and that’s ok. If you’re looking for a good laugh, be sure to put this one on your list!
3.) Elf (2003)
Will Ferrell’s classic take on an elf searching for his estranged father, who happens to be on the naughty list, ranks on the top of my Christmas movie list. Ferrell’s movies tend to be hit-or-miss but this one certainly puts one into the Christmas Spirit. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”
4.) A Christmas Story (1983)
I don’t know what Christmas would be without hearing the famous line, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” This movie’s plot is simple: Ralphie, a young boy, desperately wants a Red Ryder BB Gun. All the while he’s dodging bullies and getting into the normal hysterics that a child can get into. This one is an absolute must!
5.) A Christmas Carol (2009)
The only reason I list the animated film featuring Jim Carrey is because it’s the only representation that I’ve seen on film. Either way, the story is unsettlingly haunting with a powerful message. Mr. Scrooge finds himself in trouble with three specific holiday spirits who are here to teach him one lesson: Christmas isn’t about you.
There’s our list! What movies would you add? What movies would you replace? Have some fun with this and let us know in the comments. Happy holidays!
You are loved.
You are valued.