Don’t Miss These Three Christmas Classics

As we all know by now, this year has been very hectic for us all, so what better way to end off the year than watching some classic Christmas movies to bring you some holiday cheer? Let’s kick off the end of the year by watching some Christmas movies; these are my top three suggestions for you. 

First up, The Nightmare Before Christmas. The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 film written by Tim Burton and directed by Henry Selick. This movie revolves around the main character, Jack Skellington, venturing off from his home in Halloween Town and finding the entrance to Christmas Town along with many other towns based on holidays. Upon finding this town, Jack hurries back to his home to introduce Christmas to his people and explain his plan to take over the holiday. Is Jack going to be able to take over Christmas? Or will his plans crumble like a gingerbread cookie? I’d suggest this movie because it includes a lot of catchy tunes as well as impressive stop-motion, fun characters, and a fresh storyline. 

My next recommendation is the live action version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a movie released in  2000 and directed by Ron Howard. This movie is an adaptation of the book originally written by Dr. Seuss. How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a movie about a troubled outcast, the Grinch, who lives in a mountain just outside of Whoville. Since running away from the town he once lived in, the Grinch has hated Christmas. This intense hatred for both Christmas and the Whos that live down in Whoville leads to the Grinch devising a plan to steal the festive holiday away from them. Will the Grinch’s plan to steal Christmas from the Whos go through? I would suggest this movie because it has a storyline that is easy to follow but still interesting enough to want to watch it again along with relatable characters and, in my opinion, some great Christmas comedy. 

The final suggestion for my top three classic Christmas movies to watch is Elf. Elf is a 2003 movie that was directed by Jon Favreau. This movie is about a baby who was accidentally taken to the North Pole via crawling into Santa’s bag and being raised as if he was an elf. Buddy, who is the baby that accidentally grew up in the North Pole, discovers that he is in fact a human and decides that he wants to meet his biological father. However, on Christmas Eve he discovers that his beloved holiday is in danger, and he has to help fix it. Will Buddy be able to help save Christmas? I chose this movie to put in my top three suggestions because of the holiday humor along with the happiness that this movie radiates. 

With how wild this year turned out to be, I say we all deserve to go back to some of the classics to wrap everything up and get that feeling of normalcy and comfort again by watching some iconic holiday movies from the past. Even if you don’t like the suggestions given, I still hope you are able to find some source of comfort and nostalgia to finish this year off strong. Happy Holidays to those who celebrate!