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Top ten movies to watch this holiday season

Updated: Oct 27, 2021

After weeks of online schooling, I am sure all of us are excited about winter break. Whether that means sleeping in, focusing on yourself, less stress, or just being excited about the upcoming holidays. Speaking of which since we won’t be able to really go anywhere this year most of us will most likely be watching a lot of movies. So put on your fuzzy socks, make some hot chocolate, and take a look at this list of the Top 10 Movies to Watch This Holiday Season:

1. Elf

Release Date: 2003 Rating: PG Genre: Family/Comedy Time Stamp: 1h 37m

Synopsis: A human (Buddy) who was accidentally sent and raised in the North Pole as an elf set out to find his real dad. After proving to a skeptical businessman that he is his son, this family has to adjust to their new lives while Buddy learns how it is to be an adult in the city.

Streaming Service/s: Hulu, Starz, Amazon Prime

2. Polar Express

Release Date: 2004 Rating: G Genre: Family/Animation Time Stamp: 1h 40m

Synopsis: This Christmas film is based on the beautiful children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. A young boy stumbles upon a train and winds up taking a magical and gorgeous journey, making friends along the way, and allowing him to see the world in a whole different light.

Streaming Service/s: Amazon Prime

3. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Release Date: 2000 Rating: PG Genre: Family/Fantasy Time Stamp: 1h 50m

Synopsis: A live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s wonderful children’s book where a city outcast, The Grinch, decides that he will take his revenge on the citizens of Whoville, due to their exhausting happiness and past ridicules, by ruining their Christmas with the companionship of his dog, Max.

Streaming Service/s: Netflix, Amazon Prime

4. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Release Date: 1993 Rating: PG Genre: Family/Animation Time Stamp: 1h 16m

Synopsis: The wicked and beloved Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, Jack Skellington, gets bored of the same old traditions that take place on Halloween and is eager for change when he accidentally discovers the door to a whole other town. The beautiful and wonderous Christmastown. Giving him interesting and somewhat dangerous ideas.

Streaming Service/s: Disney+, Netflix

5. Home Alone