With the weather getting colder, more are staying in and watching movies. I have compiled a list of movies to watch during your winter season!
Holidate (2020): “Holidate” is a movie starring Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey. The two are sick of being single around the holidays until they meet each other. They become each other’s dates for every holiday. Tension between the two grows but neither accepts it. Roberts and Bracey ignore their feelings for each other until a year later, when one confesses their love for the other. It is a sweet, romantic comedy that pulls at the heart strings!
Elf (2003): Will Ferrell is the star of this movie playing an elf who is trying to find his way around New York. Ferrell’s character has a sense of not belonging in the North Pole, so he sets out in New York in search of belonging and his real father. After finding his father, played by James Caan, Ferrell tries to create a relationship with him but only causes chaos. “Elf” is a classic comedy anyone can enjoy!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000): This is the classic tale of the Grinch, played by Jim Carrey, ruining Christmas for Whoville. Grinch and his trusty sidekick, Max, set out to destroy Christmas for the Who’s after Cindy Lou Who, Taylor Momsen, invites him to a Christmas celebration. He caused much havoc on the town that night, only to create a fluster on Christmas as well. After hearing the Who’s singing, the Grinch had a change of heart towards Christmas and the Who’s. “The Grinch” is a classic movie any can enjoy, and my personal favorite.
Home Alone (1990): “Home Alone” is about a young boy, Macaulay Culkin, who gets in trouble the night before his families’ vacation. His family accidentally leaves for the airport with him, however Culkin is anything but sad. He enjoys the time alone until he finds out two ex con’s plan to rob their house. He sets up many different traps throughout the house for them. Another classic comedy any can enjoy!
The Night Before Christmas (1993): Jack Skellington, voiced by Danny Elfman and Chris Sarandon, grew tired of always giving people a scare. After finding Christmastown, Skellington decides he wants to make Christmas his own by kidnapping Santa Claus. His plan soon goes south after realizing that anything could go wrong, even for the Pumpkin King.
A Christmas Story (1983): Ralphie Parker, played by Peter Billingsley, was usually found running from his bully, played by Zack Ward, or dreaming of his “Red Ryder air rifle” he wanted so badly for Christmas. The movie is a constant struggle of Billingsley dealing with his rude dad, but then being comforted by his mother. He was just trying to make it to Christmas with his hopes and his glasses intact. Another classic and heartwarming movie!
I hope this list gives everyone ideas for more movies or creates new favorites! Happy Holidays!