What’s To Watch During The Christmas Season?

The Christmas tree is lit with colorful lights and covered in all sorts of ornaments. Family surrounds you, with joy in their eyes, as the T.V. is playing Home Alone, Elf, The Santa Clause, Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer, or How The Grinch Stole Christmas. 

Everyone wants to watch their favorite holiday movie with a cup of hot chocolate and a warm blanket, surrounded with loved ones. My personal favorite Christmas movie is Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin. 

Rotten Tomatoes ranked best Christmas movies on Netflix. Ranked #1 is Klaus, directed by Sergio Pablos and has 95% rotten tomatoes. But on  People.com, they ranked classic Christmas movies, and #1 for them was The Santa Claus, directed by John Pasquin and starring Tim Allen. 

Many people have mixed feelings about Christmas movies. Movieweb also has listed their 20 best Christmas movies of all time, and ranked as #1 is It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. Our generation might not know it because it came out in 1946, but it’s a heartwarming movie to the older generation. 

The list goes on and includes Home Alone, Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Die Hard, Miracle on 34th Street, How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2018, and both a Halloween and Christmas movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas

Rotten Tomatoes has an additional list of the top 37 Christmas movies on Netflix. A Christmas Prince; the Royal Wedding and the Royal Baby, The Christmas Chronicles, The Princess Switch; Switched Again and Romancing the Star, Love Actually, and Scrooge; Christmas Carol were the top movies listed.

I took a poll of the CMHS Hitching Post staff, my family and friends, and students from CMHS and asked what their favorite Christmas movie is.

This is all the votes in a pie chart.