“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is a famous film to ring in the holiday season.

It’s the holiday season, which means a plethora of holiday- and Christmas-themed movies are coming our way.

Movies like “Elf,” “Home Alone,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “A Christmas Story,” “A Christmas Carol” and many more are Christmas favorites among students and their families. 

The Hallmark Channel is famous for its abundance of holiday-themed movies, which are often very popular. 

Some movies from the Hallmark Channel are better than others, but it’s often coming together with friends and family that make these Hallmark Christmas and holiday movies worthwhile.  

Freeform has its traditional and ever-so-popular 25 Days of Christmas program in which it has a countdown to Christmas by showing festive movies and specials throughout the month of December. 

A lot of other networks have their own version of 25 Days of Christmas. 

Many students enjoy the holiday season and especially enjoy watching their favorite movies. 

“Elf” is a very popular Christmas film depicting the life of Buddy, an “elf” from the North Pole, who wants to meet his birth father and enjoy the human culture and delights of New York City.  

It’s a funny and cute holiday film about family and acceptance. 

“I think my favorite movie would be ‘Elf’ because he really inspired his family to be in the Christmas spirit,” James Watson (junior, computer science) said. 

“Christmas time is a time where I believe family should be together. I think ‘Elf’ really

embodies family and what Christmas means to me. I love this movie because it has a great meaning, and it’s super funny and weird.”

“How the Grinch Stole

Christmas” is considered a classic Christmas film. There are two different versions, which include the 1996 animation and the 2000 live-action film starring Jim Carrey. 

Different people enjoy different versions and for different reasons. 

“My favorite Christmas movie is ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas,’ the live action one with Jim Carrey,” Allison Smith (senior, early childhood/special education) said. “I think Jim Carey is really funny.

“Jim Carrey is a great actor and, in this movie, he’s my favorite part of the movie because he has great lines. The live action version of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ has a lot of great adult humor in it, too. 

“Home Alone” is a popular Christmas movie that revolves around an 8-year-old boy protecting his house from burglars when he’s accidentally forgotten by his family during their planned Christmas vacation. 

“During the holidays, I enjoy watching ‘Home Alone,’” Hamzah Sammour (junior, environmental engineering and engineering management) said. “Watching this film brings alive the holiday spirit, and it’s just an amazing and classic movie. 

“I love to watch it with my family, and it brings the family together. It’s a great movie that is funny and a total classic.”

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