The Five Best Christmas Classics

The original 1990 Home Alone film is one of the most well known Christmas Classics. (Special Features)
Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone (1990) is a Christmas classic that the whole family can watch. It’s one of the most funny and most popular Christmas movies of all time. It is about an eight year old kid named Kevin, who wishes that his family would disappear for Christmas. This wish ends up coming true as they forget about him when they take a trip to Paris. Kevin then finds out about robbers plotting to steal from his house while his family is away. This causes him to set up multiple booby traps to prevent that from happening. Sophomore Robert Wright states, “It’s a funny movie and has a really good plot. It has good characters that bring the whole movie together really well and the actors play their roles perfectly.”

The movie trailer for ELf, released in 2003, was a great way to get fans ready for the real thing. (MovieStation)
Elf (2003)

Another classic that the whole family can watch, Elf (2003) is about a human, Buddy, who was raised by elves in the North Pole. He finds out that his true father is on the naughty list and takes a trip to New York City to try to get him on the nice list. The movie shows his family grow to enjoy his extreme and interesting personality. 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a Christmas film that many kids around the country enjoy watching with their families. (Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) is based on a Dr. Seuss book. It’s a great family tale about The Grinch, who has no Christmas spirit and wants to steal Christmas. He dresses up as Santa and steals presents from under the kids in the town’s Christmas trees. Everything starts to change for him when he meets a little girl, Cindy Lou Who, who was awake while he was trying to steal her presents. She helps to return his Christmas spirit and teaches him to open his heart. 

From being played in schools to being played in homes around the country, The Polar Express is a children's classic. (Rotten Tomatoes Classic Trailers)
The Polar Express (2004)

The Polar Express (2004) is based on a book, which tells the story of a child named Chris, who sees an intriguing train appear outside of his house. He climbs out through his window and is invited by the conductor to go on the train to see Santa. Sophomore Elliot Twentey’s favorite Christmas movie is The Polar Express. He explains, “It’s my favorite because it brings out the Christmas holiday [spirit]. It’s [also] just a really special movie to my family and I.”

The oldest film on this list, A Charlie Brown Christmas is about Charlie Brown and his dog Snoopy. (f3v3rTube)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) is a classic part of the Charlie Brown series, as the second movie made. It’s about Charlie, who was feeling depressed around the Christmas season, even after being chosen as the director for a play the other kids wanted to do. He then gets laughed at for decisions he makes about the play. The movie leads into showing a great turnaround for him and his holiday spirit.

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