Josie’s Top 10 Christmas Movies

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Josie Moriarty, Staff Reporter '17

Top 10 Christmas movies:
10. How The Grinch Stole ChristmasGrinch
-It’s not the best movie in the world, but it would be ludicrous to go a Christmas season without watching this classic–whether it be the 2000 Jim Carrey version or the 1996 cartoon.
9. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
-This is an obvious choice because it has inappropriate humor and Christmas fun for the whole family to enjoy (if your whole family is 12 and over that is).
8. The Nightmare Before Christmas
-You could classify this as a Halloween movie, however really it’s main focus is a skeleton trying to take over Christmas (keyword: Christmas),  and contains fun, catchy songs, some that are even somewhat about Christmas, making it deserving of this top ten list.
7. A Christmas Carol
-There are so many movie adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that they can’t all fit on this top ten list, so it can be interpreted as any version. There are enough out there, that anyone can find one they enjoy.
6. It’s A Wonderful Lifeits-a-wonderful-life
-This is a great movie to watch over the holiday season as it reminds us to be careful what we wish for, and to value ourselves and our friends and family because we do make an impact on each others lives.
5. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
-It’s a classic film, and a great movie to watch with the family no matter how old you are. It is well deserving of number 5 on the list for many reasons, the main one being that the concept of an elf who just wants to be a dentist is hilarious and pure genius.
4. The Polar Express
-This movie has so many aspects that fill you with Christmas spirit. It’s also filled with nostalgia as I’m sure everyone in high school right now has fond memories of watching this in first grade in your pajamas and feeling that excitement when you too can hear the bells jingling.
3. Home Alone
-Another fun family film. Who doesn’t love watching young Macaulay Culkin live it up at home while the rest of his family forgets him at home, and terrorize two criminals who try to break into his home?
2. A Christmas Story
-This is by far one of the best Christmas movies of all time. We all feel for Ralphie when all the grown-ups in his life mock him when he expresses his need for the Red Ryder B.B. gun: “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” TBS’s 24 hour marathon of it is probably the best part about Christmas Eve/Day.

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1. Elf
-This is obviously deserving of number 1. Between all the wonderful quotes you can pull from this movie (“You sit on a throne of lies!,” or the narwhal saying “Bye Buddy, I hope you find your dad!”), and the amount of Christmas spirit you have after watching it, it is the perfect Christmas movie.