By Tyler Vu
Please note that this list is subjective.
Also note, we strongly suggest watching the movies them with a hot drink, warm blankets and good company.
- Elf (2003) starring Will Ferrell
This beautiful coming-of-age story portrays the loss and value of childhood innocence. As a result, Elf has been a contender for this list since the moment it was released. The story revolves around a misidentified elf attempting to reintegrate himself into human society and find his parents. Will Ferrell’s performance is just the icing on this Christmas cake.
- Home Alone (1990) starring Macaulay Culkin
A movie so successful that it spawned a trilogy, Home Alone features the ever-witty Kevin McCallister and his defense against a duo of thugs. It’s a feel-good story about being resolute in the face of daunting adversaries while conquering those them through wit alone. Home Alone embodies the traits we hold dear in society.
- It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
A relic from a bygone age where color did not exist, It’s a Wonderful Life speaks to all those who sacrifice for the sake of others and their struggle to stay whole. It’s a Wonderful Life follows George Bailey and the impact he has made on the lives of those around him. Although it deviates from the comedic theme of the previous movies, It’s a Wonderful Life is not a movie to overlook this Christmas season.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
It may not seem like a Christmas movie, but don’t let the characters fool you. The Nightmare Before Christmas shows that everyone can grow a heart, including skeletons. The story follows Jack Skellington as he tries to introduce a new holiday and ends up ruining everything. Whether or not he has a change of heart is the question that leaves us on the edge of our seats.