Best Christmas Movies

Colden Fell @ColdenFell

Happy holidays everybody! Welcome In the Cinema and today I’ll be discussing my favorite Christmas movies and the movies you all should watch this holiday season. I’ll start with number six then move on down to number one. So let’s begin.

6: The Santa Clause

     “The Santa Clause” stars Tim Allan as a divorced father who takes on the responsibilities of Santa after something happens to the other Santa. Allen does a very good job in the role and it’s a holiday film that you all should check out. Grade: B

5: Elf

     “Elf” stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, a human who spends most of his life growing up in the North Pole with Santa and the elves. But when he finally finds out that his human father lives in New York, he travels there and tries to spend a growing relationship with his real dad. “Elf” is a good movie to watch because it sucks you into the holiday spirit and it’s a film that has not only laughs, but also has good heart. B.

4: Gremlins

     If you get them in the light, they may get hurt. If you get them wet, they will multiply. But whatever you do never ever feed them after midnight. “Gremlins” is a really good movie about a teenager named Billy who acquires a Mogwi, a small creature from Japan. But once it multiplies and is feed after midnight, chaos ensues with the “Gremlins” running amok around Billy’s small town. “Gremlins” is a great film with really good acting, well-rounded effects and a story that’s not only clever and original but also really creepy at times. Grade A.

3: Home Alone

     From the writing genius of John Hughes comes “Home Alone” starring Maculay Culkin as Kevin McAlester who is left “Home Alone” while his family takes their holiday trip to Paris. While being the man of the house, Kevin is found to protect his home from two burglars played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.  “Home Alone” is a great family comedy with great acting and very funny situations. It’s a film that you all should see and is not only one of my favorite Christmas movies, but one of my favorite movies in general. Grade A

2: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

     Join America’s favorite family the Griswolds as they spend their Christmas with their family inside their own home. Chevey Chase is fantastic as Clark Griswold once again and the rest of the cast is great. Randy Quaid’s Cousin Eddie is still remembered as one of my favorite comedic performances. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is a classic Christmas comedy that everyone needs to see and if you haven’t, you haven’t lived all the way yet. Grade A+

1: A Christmas Story

     When it comes to holiday classics, when it comes to Christmas movies, there is only one that takes the cake, and that’s “A Christmas Story.” I don’t need to explain the plot because everyone has seen this movie, from what I know. It’s a great story with classic scenes and unforgettable moments. If you haven’t checked out this gem of holiday amazement, go watch it right now, you won’t regret it. Grade A+.

     That’s my list for the best Christmas movies. I hope you found this helpful if you’re having trouble picking a movie to watch during this season. Until next time I’ll see you In the Cinema.