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Must-See Holiday Classics!

This list here is to inform you guys (the readers of my blog) what to watch over the holidays! Here are some classic Christmas movies that are sure to put you in the “jolly” mood!

Home Alone (PG) 1hr 55min

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“I made my family disappear!”

A boy is left behind accidently by his family, who has gone on Christmas vacation. Therefore, he is left at home and a lot of crazy things happen during this time, including two greedy robbers. This movie is heart-warming, funny and extremely entertaining. This movie is without a doubt one of the main Christmas classics.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (PG) 2hr 1 min

“Suck Brick Kid!”

The sequel to the original Christmas classic jumps one year forward, when the same boy gets on the wrong flight and accidently lands in New York, while the rest of his family vacations to Florida. While it is not as good as the first film, it is still a fun and joyful film that is sure to put a smile on your face.

Elf (PG) 1hr 37min

“There’s room for everybody on the nice list.”

Buddy (played by Will Ferrell) is accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father and finds crazy results along the way in this hilarious, joyful and cheerful holiday classic worth checking out.



Die Hard (R) 2hr 12min
“I’ve got a hundred people down here, and they’re covered with glass.”
Terrorists, action, and violence occur to a down on his luck man, and he has to act to survive during Christmas time. For the most diehard of action fans in this violent, entertaining classic that can be viewed as a Christmas movie for it’s setting. Maybe you shouldn’t show this to the young ones, but the older ones who are looking for something with more action will enjoy this excellent action movie a lot.
The Polar Express (G) 1hr 40min
“Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”
When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary and unique train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. This Christmas classic is for the entire family to watch and enjoy, due to it’s beautiful and important morals as well as the jolly theme throughout and wonderful story for anybody to enjoy.
Here are some other ones you might enjoy.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG) 1hr 16min- A stop-motion animated film for the entire family, with great messages and a unique way of storytelling.
A Christmas Story (PG) 1hr 34min- The ultimate Christmas classic about a down on his luck boy in this classic movie with great morals.
It’s A Wonderful Life (PG) 2hr 15min- A black and white classic about love and the Christmas spirit.
Krampus (PG-13) 1hr 38min- A dumb, yet fun horror film that is for those who enjoy the balance of both Halloween and Christmas. It also has some great messages throughout, and will leave you laughing. (although it isn’t a Christmas classic, it is still an enjoyable watch)
Gremlins (PG) 1hr 47min- Without a doubt the best Christmas horror film out there, with great characters and the joyful theme of Christmas making this a great watch for the entire family.
You tell me, what did I miss? There are other great classics out there, so feel free to comment below other films you would recommend. These films are all great Christmas classics that you should watch to get in the Christmas spirit, and to be entertained! Hopefully, you will sit down with your family over the holidays and watch one of these great holiday classics.
Matthew Minton

About Matthew Minton

Matthew Minton is an avid movie goer and has written movie reviews for over a year now on his instagram @tclreviews. He attends school in Montgomery County, and is a straight A student. He loves movies and has a strong passion for watching and reviewing them. He loves to share his opinions with everybody, and inform you of what to see and what not to see!


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