It’s the first day of December and that means CHRISTMAS TIME! If you’re like me and love watching Christmas movies, you’ve come to the right place. There are a million different Christmas movies out there in the world. From Disney to Lifetime and Hallmark. Some of the movies that I loved to watch don’t play anymore but some of them still do. These are my all time favorite Christmas movies growing up and will probably always watch for Christmas. Now, there is one movie that I listed that I’m not a huge fan of but that’s ok because I’ll still watch it. Here are my four top Christmas movies.
To start off the movies, we have Jack Frost from 1998. Jack Frost is a singer who’s on the road most of the time so he can’t spend a lot of time with his son Charlie, although they love each other very much. When Jack dies in a car accident, Charlie becomes a very sad young man, until Jack returns as a snowman! Now they can do all the things they’ve missed when Jack was human, but what will people think when they see Charlie talking to a snowman and what will happen when the weather gets warmer? I cried like a baby when I watched this because I loved Jack Frost and it was a twist seeing it as a real person and what not.
Next, we have How the Grinch Stole Christmas from 2000. Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try to befriend the Grinch. He steals Christmas but it almost ends with Cindy dying because she doesn’t want him to be alone on Chrismas. He ends up growing a heart and saves Christmas.
We have the famous Elf from 2003. Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa’s sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa’s naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter’s relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.
My all-time favorite Grandma got ran over by a reindeer from 2000. As if young Jake Spankenheimer doesn’t have enough problems on Christmas Eve, he has to help his mom and dad prevent mean-spirited cousin Mel from taking ownership of the family store. When his grandmother gets lost in the cold in the midst of the confusion, Jake is sent out to find her, only to discover that she’s become the victim of a rather unusual hit-and-run accident and that Santa is real but not quite the sort of guy he was expecting.
What’s your favorite Christmas movie?