Top Five Christmas Movies to Watch


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Reporter Isaiah Prophet compiles a list of five Christmas movies to enjoy during the holiday season.

Isaiah Prophet, Reporter

It’s that time of year again, the time for hot chocolate, presents and Mariah Carey. But one thing I have always loved and still love today is sitting together on the sofa as a family and watching a marathon of Christmas movies. But… every year we always struggle to figure out which movies to watch, so I’ve compiled a list of the top five Christmas movies for this season.

5. “The Grinch” (Live action)

As difficult as it is to believe, not everyone loves Christmas. Some, in fact, would go as far as to say that they hate Christmas. The Grinch is one of those people, as a child, the Grinch was bullied for his appearance so he decided as an adult to ruin the one thing the Whos loves the most…Christmas. Overall this movie is one of the best live-action remakes I’ve watched.

4. “The Polar Express”

Choo! Choo! All aboard the Polar Express. This movie is about a boy that is visited on Christmas eve by a mysterious conductor. He then embarks on an adventure to the North Pole where he will meet Santa. Along the way, he makes new friends and they overcome challenges together. It’s a great movie about friendship, and overcoming doubt. 


Made in 2003, Elf is a movie like no other, it’s also the first Christmas movie I’ve ever watched. The movie is about an ‘elf’ that finds out he’s adopted (huge shocker) and then travels to New York to find his real dad. Elf is a hilarious comedy movie that is sure to keep your family entertained. 

2. “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

The sequel to an amazing classic, Home Alone 2 takes the cast of the original movie out of the suburbs and into the city where Kevin will have to outsmart and trick his enemies to survive the holiday season. “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” is a funny and family friendly sequel to a wonderful movie, but for as great as this movie is, it’s not the best Christmas movie. 

1. “Home Alone”

That title belongs to the original Home Alone. I’m sure many of you know of this iconic classic about a mischievous little boy that managed to fend off two burglars through trickery and guile. It’s a true Christmas classic and I would be doing the movie a disservice if I didn’t place it at the top of my list. this movie also has a special place in my heart because it was the first movie I watched with my little sister on her very first Christmas.