We are officially in the holiday season which means it’s time to enjoy classic holiday movies once again. With the US Thanksgiving this past Thursday and the ever so popular Black Friday shopping the following day, we are now officially able to watch holiday movies while enjoying our favourite peppermint mochas and other tasty holiday drinks. We will be inundated with Christmas movies for the next four weeks. Here are some of our picks to kick off the season! Read our reviews on these holiday movie classics.
1) It’s A Wonderful Life: Probably the most popular Christmas movie ever to be made. The movie surrounds George Bailey (James Stewart) decides to commit suicide on Christmas Eve only to be stopped by an angel that shows George how life would be if he was never born. This movie can give you perspective on life and is an extremely uplifting movie for the entire family.
2) Christmas Vacation: The quirky and hilarious Christmas Vacation brings the Griswold family (Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo) together to celebrate the holidays. Disaster after disaster, this movie will make you laugh from start to finish.
3) Home Alone: The original Home Alone is another holiday favourite with everyone in your entire household. When Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left at home while his family goes to Paris for the holidays, Kevin defends his home from two slapstick burglars played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. Even though the sequel is good and also takes place at Christmas time, the original is still the best out of this franchise.
4) Elf: Will Ferrell plays an oversized elf that is sent to New York City to meet his biological father. This movie is 9 years old and already has become a holiday classic. You will see this on TV a lot over the next few weeks. It’s a funny and cute movie.
5) The Santa Clause: Tim Allen accidentally kills Santa Claus and has to take over his duties. This movie doesn’t stray too far from the TV show Home Improvement but it’s still a great movie to watch this holiday season.
Over the next few weeks we will feature other holiday classics. There are so many to choose from. Rest asured, whichever movie you watch this season, it will lift your holiday spirits. What a great way to spend the holidays with your loved ones as you watch a great movie in your home theater. As they say, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.