By Krusha Vaidya
Finally it’s time to start hanging mistletoe and putting up the Christmas tree. But with the weather getting chillier, it’s nice to sit back and relax with a nice hot chocolate and these feel-good holiday movies.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
After the Grinch attempts to steal Christmas, he’ll steal your heart as he learns to love the Whos in Whoville. Make it a double feature by watching the old animated version followed by the newer version starring Jim Carrey.
This hilarious family comedy starring Will Ferrel who plays an elf named Buddy who sets out to find his real family in the great city of New York after he learns he’s really a human.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
This refreshingly spooky animated movie will ignite your imagination as you follow the adventure of Jack Skellington. As the king of Halloween Town, Jack has grown tired of Halloween, and when he stumbles into Christmas Town, he is suddenly inspired. But trying a new holiday isn’t an easy task for Jack’s family and friends.
The Polar Express
This heart-warming animated film is about a young boy who stays awake the night before Christmas morning listening for Santa’s sleigh bells, but what he hears is something completely different!
Miracle on 34th Street
In this Christmas classic, an old man fills in for Santa in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and surprises everyone by claiming he really is Santa Claus! This leads to a court case trying to determine his mental health and most importantly, his authenticity.
A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man who hates any joyful occasion and most
importantly Christmas, embarks on a journey of a lifetime where he learns the importance of family and most important compassion. (The 2009 animated version is more recommended for kids).
A Charlie Brown Christmas
In this touching holiday classic, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang undergo a good amount of grief to learn the true meaning of Christmas, by brushing aside materialism.
Ever wonder how Santa did his job? Let your imagination run wild with this animated comedy that reveals Santa’s intricate operations in the North Pole.
Santa Claus 1, 2 & 3
A three movie series with Tim Allen starring Santa Claus, is the perfect comedy to satisfy kids in hopes of bringing a joyous mood in the home.
It’s a Wonderful Life
This classic movie of importance of family tells the tale of a depressed and suicidal man who attempts suicide and sees what the lives of his loved ones would be like if he hadn’t existed. A film that is sure to bring tears and smiles to everyone in the room.