The holidays are the perfect time to relax from school and to, of course, catch up on all the best movies. Below is a list of the top 5 movies for you to watch over the holidays…or when you are putting off studying for finals!
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Christmas Vacation is a hilarious, holiday classic. This film follows the plans of the Griswold Family and their patriarch, Clark W. Griswold, as they work to enjoy their “good old fashioned family Christmas.” Starring Chevy Chase, the films comedic moments and humor mixed with the messages of what family is all about, makes for a great watch filled with laughs and fun. Although the movie was released in 1989, it has stood the test of time and has been a classic in hearts and homes ever since and for years to come.
- The Muppet Christmas Carol
If you want to go back to the good old days of your childhood and relive those warm Christmas feelings, then the Muppet Christmas Carol is the movie for you. A Christmas Carol is a story that has been around for many, many years, and retold many times in many different ways. Nothing can take you back to your childhood quite like The Muppets, so sit back, relax and enjoy this 1992 classic!
- Miracle on 34th Street
Another older movie, but still a good one on the list is the 1947 classic, Miracle on 34th Street. If you are in the mood for a sappier movie then this is the one for you. Many would argue that this is the number one Christmas classic and it should be seen by everyone, so if you haven’t seen this one then go ahead and give it a try. You’ll always know how angels get their wings once you see this one!
- Home Alone
Home Alone is a movie that many of us have watched time and time again, but yet it never seems to get old. Many of us dreamed when we were younger of having the whole entire house to ourselves as well as being smart enough to trick two sleazy robbers trying to mess with us. Now that we are older, we feel more like the sleazes so why not enjoy this 1990 film and remember the feelings that we had as children, and try out some aftershave for old times sake?
- Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Grinch has probably become one of the most iconic Christmas figures other than Santa himself. Many of us remember when this movie came out in 2000 and it changed how we viewed Christmas movies. How can you not love a movie about a furry, green guy and an adorable button nosed girl who take on finding out the true meaning of Christmas together? Bonus points for this movie starring Jim Carrey and Taylor Momsen. This film will make your heart grow 5 sizes!