For kids our age, it’s hard to truly relax during winter break. Most of us have assignments due after the break, people to see, family events, and the ever dreaded exam season in January (I know, I’m sorry for bringing it up). Although these short two weeks can seem hectic, it is important to have a night or two for yourself or for your family. What better way to relax than by watching a Christmas movie? Grab your popcorn and let’s get into our top ten Holiday movies, as well as some tips on how to have the perfect movie night.
This charming and heartfelt film about a human raised as an elf in the North Pole is a must-watch during the holidays.
The Grinch - This film set in the village of Whoville, based on Dr. Seuss’ character, is sure to put a smile on your face as you follow the growth and character development of the unlikely protagonist.
Need I say more? This franchise is a Christmas classic, and it wouldn’t be Christmas without it.
A Muppets Family Christmas
This Christmas special shows all of our favourite Muppets celebrating the holidays.
Frosty the Snowman
Follow the creation of Frosty the Snowman, based on the classic Christmas song of the same name, and the kids responsible for keeping him out of warm weather.
The main character in this story goes on an unforgettable trip to the North Pole to see Santa Claus. This dreamy and magical film perfectly embodies the spirit of Christmas.
The Santa Clause
This light-hearted, whimsical movie about a man unwillingly becoming Santa Claus is sure to make the whole family laugh.
Miracle on 34th Street
This Christmas classic follows a lawyer and a girl trying to prove a department store Santa who claims he’s the real thing wrong.
Nightmare Before Christmas
With a mildly creepy main character and beautiful animation, some will argue that this is more of a Halloween movie. However, if you’re looking for something a bit darker, this is perfect for the holidays too!
It’s a Wonderful Life
Another charming classic, this movie started the familiar trope of an angel showing the main character what the world would have looked like if they had never existed.
Tips for having a great movie night:
Wear comfortable and fuzzy pajamas and socks!
Get large and comfortable blankets!
Eat movie snacks and holiday treats, including popcorn, chocolates, chips, cupcakes, and cookies!
Make hot drinks such as hot chocolate or tea!
I hope you got some inspiration from this. I wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable break!