Top 10 Holiday Movies/Specials to Watch This Holiday Season


Franchessca Votteler

With the days getting darker sooner, and the weather getting colder, what better way to spend the evenings snuggled under a warm blanket watching movies to get you into the Holiday Spirit?! If you need some help with deciding which movies to stream, look below!
1. The Santa Clause 1, 2, and 3 (1994, 2002, 2006)This is a popular movie series that follows the journey of a man who accidentally makes Santa Clause fall off a roof on Christmas eve and must take his place. A perfect classic to watch with loved ones or by yourself for the Christmas season.
2. Elf (2003)Buddy is accidentally taken to the north pole as a baby and is raised by the elves and Santa. With the feeling of not fitting on, Buddy goes on a journey to New York City in search of his biological family. This classic comedy will put anyone in the holiday spirit.
3. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)The live-action adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic children’s book. The Grinch decides that this year he is going to ruin Christmas and steal the holiday cheer in Whoville. His journey and the help of others help him learn the true meaning of Christmas.
4. Gremlins (1984)A man is looking for a Christmas gift for his son when he finally stumbles upon the perfect one. The salesman warns him of three very specific things; to not expose it to bright light, water, or feed it after midnight. The family breaks the rules and unleashes a gang of gremlins that are destroying the town on Christmas eve.
5. A Rugrats Chanukah (1996)Follow the classic Rugrats crew along their journey of celebrating Chunnaka and telling the story of Judah and Maccabees.
6. Home Alone (1990)Upon waking up on the morning of his family Christmas trip to Paris, Kevin Macallester finds out his wish of having no family comes true, having accidentally been left behind. Two men have been planning to rob his home and it is up to Kevin and his wits to stop them and learn the importance of family.
7. The Princess Switch (2018)One week before Christmas, a duchess and her lookalike, a girl from Chicago who came to Belgharia for a baking competition, switched places. As a result of this, they fall in love with each other’s beaus. This funny but heartwarming Christmas movie will put anyone in the holiday spirit.
8. The Polar Express (2004)Based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, a young boy is beginning to doubt the beliefs of Christmas. On Christmas eve he is taken on the polar express along with other children on a journey to the north pole. He discovers the true meaning of believing in the spirit of Christmas.
9. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)Clara accidentally stumbles upon a mysterious world where she meets a soldier named Phillip, and the antagonistic group of mice who have taken over the three other realms in this parallel world. Clara and Phillip work together to retrieve a special key and finally free the other realms.
10. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)Susan Walker, a six-year-old who was put in charge of hiring Macy’s new Santa, meets a man who calls himself the real Kris Kringle. Santa is met with threats and even brought to court, however, a young lawyer and Susan do their best to prove that this is the real Santa.