Top four must Watches this Season


Maggie Maisano, Staff Writer

One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is sitting on the couch drinking hot chocolate and watching a Christmas movie marathon. Nothing beats that warm and fuzzy feeling that you feel when watching Christmas movies. Watching Christmas movies as the snow falls outside is one of the merriest parts of this season. There is no shortage of movies during this time of the year, from the classics to the comedies. Here are some of my favorite Christmas movies to add to your list. 

  • Elf

The movie Elf has become a hilarious and heartwarming holiday classic for many. Will Ferrell plays Buddy the Elf, an orphan that was raised by Santa and his elves in the North Pole, who travels to New York as an adult to meet his biological father, a cynical book publisher (James Caan) that is in desperate need of Christmas spirit. The directors created very well-developed characters, and the actors played their parts perfectly. This movie will keep you smiling throughout it, and the writers did a great job to add humor to make all ages laugh. 

  • Released: November 7, 2003
  • Director: Jon Favreau
  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1h 37min

  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The film National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a hilarious movie that is

sure to make everyone laugh. Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to create the perfect family Christmas with his wife and children. Each of his carefully created plans quickly fall apart, as well as his Christmas spirit. He soon becomes full of rage and barely keeps it together under his façade of Christmas cheer. The writers did a great job of including humor for all ages, and the actors delivered a great performance that really conveys the stressful aspect of this time of year. This film is very entertaining and enjoyable to watch for everyone. 

  • Released: December 1. 1989
  • Director: Jeremiah Chechik
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Run time: 1h 37min

  • Daddy’s Home 2

The movie Daddy’s Home 2 is the humorous sequel to the movie Daddy’s Home. 

The stepfather Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) and father Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg) join forces with their wives Sara Whitaker (Linda Cardellini) and Karen Mayron (Alessandra Ambrosio) to create a perfect Christmas for the kids. They decide to take the family to a luxury resort for a fun-filled getaway that quickly turns into a chaotic vacation. This film is very entertaining and includes humor for all ages. The actors did a great job at delivering a hilarious performance that is sure to make everyone laugh. 

  • Released: November 10, 2017
  • Director: Sean Anders
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Run time: 1h 38min

  • Home Alone

Home Alone is one of the most renowned Christmas movies of all time.

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) wishes to never see his family again. The next day, he wakes up to the realization that his family has left him home alone while they are going on vacation in Europe. Soon he realizes that being stuck at home by himself isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when he has to start fending for himself. This movie had a very heartwarming message, and the writers did an amazing job at encompassing the hectic aspect of this time of year. 

  • Released: November 16, 1990
  • Director: Chris Columbus
  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1h 43min