Top 6 Holiday Movie Picks From Ambrose Students and Staff

Top 6 Holiday Movie Picks From Ambrose Students and Staff

Ambrose Student Ambassador Kaitlin Henczel

Kaitlin Henczel

It’s officially December and Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start watching cheesy holiday movies! So, pull out your old favorites and settle down with a warm blanket and cup of hot chocolate. BUT…lets be real. As students, we barely have enough time to watch a movie, let alone take the time to decide which holiday movie to watch!

After much deliberation by Ambrose students and staff, we have chosen the top six holiday movies that you need to watch this Christmas. So, grab your cozy blanket and some snacks and check out our list of the best movies of the season.

The Top 6 Christmas Movies

Elf (2003)

An orphan named Buddy sneaks into Santa’s toy sack on Christmas Eve, he grows up as an elf in the north pole. Over time Buddy begins to realize he is a human, so he goes on an adventure to find his real dad and the true meaning of Christmas in New York City. Probably, the most memorable quote from Elf is by Mr. Narwhale when he says, “Bye Buddy! I hope you find your dad!”

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Charlie Brown struggles to find the true meaning of Christmas in a world led astray by fake trees and materialism. With the help of his friend Linus and his trusty pal Snoopy, Charlie Brown finds out what Christmas is all about.

Home Alone (1990)

A family accidentally forgets their youngest son Kevin when they leave for a family vacation in Paris. While the family struggles to get back home to their son who is home alone, Kevin fights to defend his home from some screwball robbers. Using a variety of booby traps Kevin defends his home and gets reunited with his family.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1967)

The grumpy Mr. Grinch devises a plan to ruin Christmas for the inhabitants of the Town of Whoville. He attempts to destroy the holiday spirit by stealing all of the town’s Christmas decorations and presents with the help of his adorable dog Max. The Grinch’s heart grows three sizes when he learns that Christmas is not about “things” but about spending time with the people you love.

Polar Express (2004)

A young boy begins to doubt the existence of Santa until he takes a magical journey on the Polar Express, a train bound for the North Pole. Full of adventure this heartwarming animated film helps young and old rediscover the magic of Christmas.

A Christmas Carol

Ebeneezer Scrooge is a grouchy old miser who has lost his Christmas spirit and decency towards his fellow man until three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve. Scrooge goes through a transformation after seeing how his actions have hurt the people around him and ruined his life as well. He wakes up Christmas morning full of a renewed sense of Christmas spirit and cheer, which he spreads to those around him.

Not a bad list if I do say so myself. I have to admit that I’m quite sad that National Lampoons Christmas Vacation didn’t make the list because this movie is one of my favourite Christmas movies and is hilarious!

If you are looking for a great way to end the semester and get ready for Christmas, try watching one (or all) of these wonderful Christmas movies. I hope this list gives you some good ideas to help get you into the holiday spirit and take your mind off of exams and due dates! Nothing is quite as magical as a great Christmas movie on a cold wintery night.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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