Top 5 Christmas Movies


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Cozy house with lights, perfect for watching Christmas movies

Grab a cup of hot chocolate, red holiday cup from Starbucks, cookies, cozy socks, and a loved one, it’s Christmas movie season. Below are 5 classic and new Christmas movies to make sure to watch this season.

​Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch​ (2018) – From the same creators that brought us “Despicable Me” and “Sing,” Illumination gives us “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” this holiday season. A remake of  the classic movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)” that can contend with version that was put out nearly two decades ago. While I was a child I didn’t understand the appeal of the Grinch but as an adult, I can get behind a remake of this Christmas classic and its unconventional dynamic of how family is set up.

“Elf” (2003) – Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf is golden in this classic Christmas movie. The film follows Buddy, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole, on his journey into New York City to find his true identity.

“The Santa Clause 2” (2002) – A Christmas movie classic, “The Santa Clause 2” is the perfect movie for the Christmas season. Nearly 10 years after “The Santa Clause,” we are welcomed back to the North Pole. By this time we know how the whole Santa Clause thing works but who is Mr. Clause without a Mrs.? We follow Santa, played by Tim Allen once again, on a journey to find Mrs. Clause. It is a fun and cute holiday movie that will warm the heart.

The Preacher’s Wife” (2003) – One of my favorites, this Christmas story, or better yet, Christmas miracle is another film for the whole family. Starring Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, and Courtney B. Vance, we follow a reverend that has fallen on hard times in his family life and church. He prays for help and help arrives in the form of an angel named Dudley.

This Christmas” (2007) – “This Christmas” is a drama centered around the Whitfield family’s first holiday together in four years. Watching this movie will immediately give you the holiday house full of family feels. Everyone has the aunt in everyone’s business and the siblings that are the favored over the bunch, and while this movie will make you wish your family isn’t in your house for the holidays and miss them terribly the next, “This Christmas” is the perfect film that displays what family is for and what it means to have there love and support in every walk of life.

Dec. 25th is right around the corner and while you may be binge watching hallmark movies or well into your Netflix and chill holiday edition make sure to make time for these five classic staples this holiday season.