Top ten favorite Christmas movies

Top ten favorite Christmas movies

Haeleigh Bayle, Editor

Christmas, in my opinion, is one of the best times of the year (tied with summer–even though they are polar opposites). The happiness and merry feel that radiates from houses, shops, and families is enlightening. I love seeing the different Christmas decorations, and the lights strung up for everyone to see. I also like hanging up lights at my house and decorating inside and outside! Now, of course another part of Christmas that I enjoy is sitting on the couch all bundled up in a blanket with fuzzy socks on and watching Christmas movies–which I could watch continuously. Below I have my top ten favorite Christmas movies in order from my least-ish favorite (of my favorites…it doesn’t mean I don’t like it) to my favorite.

10. “Annabelle’s Wish” – This not-exactly-popular Christmas movie was one of my childhood favorites because it was a short, simple film that really captivated my attention the whole time.

9. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – This 1964 film may be slightly “tacky” according to some, but I think it is a rather wonderful movie that showcases the classic-side of Christmas.

8. “Frosty the Snowman” – This short film is yet again another classic that many people (including myself) enjoy watching.

7. “Home Alone” – Anyone can get a kick out of Kevin and his traps on Marv and Harry. This is a funny, light-hearted movie that can make the Christmas season fun!

6. “The Polar Express” – I remember sitting down with my family in my younger years and enjoying this movie (typically on a Sunday) and drinking hot coco. We don’t watch this movie quite as often, but I still love watching it.

5. “A Christmas Story”- This movie is definitely one that I make sure to watch every year because it’s such a classic movie that can make anyone laugh. It showcases the unique gifts a young person can want during the Christmas season.

4. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” – This classic Christmas movie is sure to make you laugh (and maybe even relate to the crazy adventure’s of the Griswold family). There are so many classic scenes from this movie that my family and I quote, and not just throughout Christmas.

3. “Elf” – This movie has been one of my favorite Christmas films to watch because of the sarcasm and the funny plot that is developed.

2. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (Jim Carrey version) – It’s a classic, how can you not enjoy it?

1. “It’s A Wonderful Life” – I love this film because it’s simple yet captivating and develops a memorable plot. Every Christmas Eve my family watches this movie (though sometimes my younger siblings grumble about it…only because they don’t fully appreciate just how wonderful this film is). It is one thing I look forward to most during the holiday season. Not just the movie, but being able to spend time with my family and taking time to appreciate an older, simpler film.

Thanks for taking the time to read my top ten favorite Christmas movies. I have countless others that I love sitting down and watching, but if I wrote them all down, you’d be reading for a few hours. What are your favorite Christmas movies?