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Top 7 popular Christmas movies


Arie Shaver

Seven popular movies to enjoy over the holidays.

by Arie Shaver, Reporter

1. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

As one of the most cherished Christmas movies of all time, How The Grinch Stole Christmas takes first place on this list. Once again this Dr. Seuss novel comes to life, showcasing the notorious Grinch as he plans to ruin Christmas for the people of Whoville, swiping all the gifts and festive decoration before sunrise. 

2. Elf

People of all ages always like to bring a little comedy to the holidays with Elf. We follow the story of our beloved elf Buddy, who travels to New York to find his real father. He ends up finding him, but not without a rollercoaster of chaotic results and a rocky relationship as the cherry on top. 

3. The Polar Express

The Polar Express remains a class favorite, one students can enjoy at school with a cookie and hot chocolate or at home with their family. Still, The Polar Express is one of the most popular Christmas movies despite the growing ages. The movie follows a young boy who takes a train ride to the North Pole where he will meet Santa Claus.

4. Home Alone 

Yet again, this movie is a Christmas favorite. Home Alone, another comedy for families to enjoy, follows the story of Kevin McCallister, a young boy who often struggles to behave. However, when he realizes two men plan to rob his residence while his family is away, he makes it his mission to protect his home.

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas 

Once again we have another animated favorite featuring Jack Skellington who plans to rule over Christmas by kidnapping Santa Claus and pretending to be him. But it might not be as easy as he thinks. 

6. A Charlie Brown Christmas 

You can never go wrong with a Charlie Brown holiday, and this time we’ve got Christmas. This movie follows Charlie Brown as he learns the true meaning of Christmas after failing to restore the Christmas spirit.

7. The Princess Switch 

Just recently released to Netflix in 2018, The Princess Switch follows the story of two doppelgangers as they switch places and fall in love with the guys in one another’s life. Just a little side note, if you’ve already seen this there’s now a sequel involving yet another switch. Go check it out!