FHS Student Favorite Throwback Holiday Films

The Christmas holidays are coming up and except for shoveling snow out of the driveway, I have no plans. To entertain myself what I do is I order a cup of hot chocolate from Dunkin Donuts and go on a Christmas movie marathon! If you plan on doing the same, here are a few movies you can add to your list:


Home Alone: We still don’t know how you leave your kid home alone at Christmas in this beloved comedy about Kevin whose parents travel to Paris with their family on the holidays. Home alone, he soon realizes two con men are planning to rob his house and tries to protect it with hilarious tricks. This movie is funny, no doubt, but has a few heartwarming moments that show you what Christmas is really about. Find this movie on Disney+.


Elf: A movie full of Christmas spirit, Elf follows the story of Buddy, one of Santa’s biggest helpers, who travels to New York in search of his father. Will Ferrell’s charm and Zooey Deschanel’s vocals make this film a delightful watch. This movie makes you want to get up and start singing carols, as said by Buddy, “The best way of spreading Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”


Love Actually: The ultimate romantic movie that examines the different types, angles, and nuances of love. Not only does this movie showcase how Love can break all barriers but it also shows love such as Liam Neeson’s love for his stepson and Emma Thompson’s love for her family. Famous names, Happy endings and a classic airport chase combine to make this movie a heartwarming Christmas romantic comedy.


It’s a Wonderful Life: A movie that is said to be ‘One of the best movies ever made’ by many critics, this film is beautifully written and follows the story of an angel who is sent to show a hopeless businessman how the world would’ve changed if he hadn’t existed. This movie shows faith and hope and is a heartfelt Christmas movie to watch with your family. Stream this movie on Amazon Prime.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This Dr. Suess favorite follows a grumpy Grinch, who goes to Whoville along with his lap dog Max, to ruin Christmas but meets Cindy Lou Who, a small child who tries to befriend the nasty creature and makes him change his mind. This movie is goofy and funny and yet makes us have a soft corner for it in our hearts. Stream on Netflix and Amazon Prime.


A few more are “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “The Nightmare before Christmas,” “Scrooge,” “A Christmas Story,” and “The Polar Express.”

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