By Hailey Mergen
It is commonly known that Christmas is the time of year for getting comfy and watching classic Christmas movies. The question is, which movie to watch? There are so many movies that just make the watcher feel warm and nostalgic. It can be hard to choose just one, but here is a list to narrow it down a little bit. One of the most popular Christmas movies is A Christmas Story. It is a tradition in many households to watch this movie over and over on Christmas day. It was based on Jean Shepherd’s novel, “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash” and was released in 1983. A sequel to this movie was released in 2022 and it regained even more popularity. When looking for a movie that is both nostalgic and funny, most people choose the movie Elf. Will Ferrell never disappoints when it comes to comedy, and it really shows in this movie. It was made by Warner Brothers in 2003 and became one of the most famous Christmas movies in the United States. When asked what her favorite Christmas movie is, Layla Rhine replied, “Probably National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” This movie is also a favorite for many comedy lovers. Although many people consider Gremlins a scary movie, it is also another classic comedy Christmas movie. It has a second and third sequel. The original was released in 1984 and is the most popular out of the three. Charlie Brown is also a favorite for many people on the holidays. There are movies for every holiday, including A Charlie Brown Christmas. This movie is very wholesome and never fails to put a smile on everyone’s face. This movie was released in 1965. Some younger people may not know of the original, but Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is one of the best movies to watch on a snowy day with a cup of hot chocolate. This movie was released in 1964 and was based on the song by Jonny Marks. When interviewed about her favorite Christmas movie, Melinda Brown stated, “My favorite movie to curl up on the couch and drink hot cocoa with is probably The Grinch.” Classic Christmas movies are just the perfect thing for a cold winter day.