Have a holly, jolly Christmas, it’s the best time of the year!
Christmas is meant to be celebrated with our friends and our loved ones. A touch of christmas decorations here and there, some presents below the Christmas tree, great food, great company and of course, a good Christmas movie! This Christmas, we bring you a set of movies to enjoy with the ones you cherish! If you’re running out of movie options, here are some for you to watch (or rewatch, cause what can go wrong with a classic, right?)
The Santa Clause (1994)
This Comedy/Fantasy Santa film is definitely a must-watch with your family. Starring Tim Allen as Scott, the divorced dad who accidentally kills Santa on Christmas Eve and then finds himself in the North Pole with an elf telling him that he has to take over as Santa Claus next year, this movie will definitely bring laughter to your house. Upon waking up, Scott of course thought he was dreaming and took no notice of the elf’s precaution. That is until he started gaining weight and discovers himself growing a long white beard that won’t disappear. Guess Santa is real after all!
Jingle All The Way (1996)
Though it is another dad-causing-havoc-before-christmas movie, Jingle All The Way is not at all what you expected. Wanting to make up the times he missed due to work, Howard made a promise to his boy Jamie to get the most wanted Turbo-Man toy for Christmas. But of course, work got in the way once more and Howard finds himself toyless and desperate just days before Christmas. He tried everything he could, but fate says otherwise. However despite of not having the toy Jamie dreamt of, Howard gave him something much more valuable than any Turbo-Man ever could.
Home Alone (1990)
Honestly, I don’t think this one needs much explanation. If you have never watched, or at least heard of this move, then shame on you! This classic christmas movie about a boy who accidentally made his family “disappear” is one you will never get tired of watching. An 8-year-old boy fighting off burglars from entering his house does sound pretty impossible, that is except if you’re Kevin McCallister. He will find ways you’ll never think of just to protect his home. So do watch it if you haven’t, it’s definitely a favorite of both old an young!
By the way, if you have some time to kill, there are actually four other movies in the series!
Black Christmas (2006)
Feeling like adding a little twist to Christmas this year? This slasher movie is your perfect start.
As a child, Billy has encountered severe trauma, starting from being constantly abused by his mother, to witnessing his mother and her lover killing his father, and finally being kept in the attic and got sexually abused by his mother at the age of 12. Billy finally escaped and killed both his mother and her lover, causing him to be sent to Clark Sanatorium.
However this story is not about Billy’s tragic past, or how he escaped from the sanatorium, but it is about the nine Delta Alpha Kappa sorority sisters living in Billy’s childhood home. The sisters find themselves on a run from a manic killer during Christmas, and slowly finding themselves one by one facing the same fate. But the question is…who is the killer?
Elf, as you would expect from a Will Ferrell movie, is a Christmas comedy about a human called Buddy, who got accidentally brought to the North Pole and was raised by elves. He soon finds himself not fitting in with them due to his human size, and finally Santa decided to tell him about his true origins and how he got here. Buddy then went on an adventure to New York City where his biological father was supposedly at. Through ridiculous means, he was finally able to reconnect with his father and step-brother. That is, until his father’s work is at risk due to Buddy not fully nderstanding on how to be human yet.
Jack Frost (1998)
Unlike those stories you’ve probably heard about Jack Frost, in this movie, Jack is the lead singer of a band called “The Jack Frost Band”. Original, I know. He is also a husband and father of 11-year-old Charlie, though he’s not very good at it. Jack often misses and breaks his promise of attending Charlie’s hockey game due to his band’s needs. To make up for it, he plans to take his family on a trip to the mountains. However, he suddenly got called in for an important show that might just change the fate of his band and once again left his family disappointed. On his way to the show, Jack realizes his mistake and hurries back to his family. Unfortunately, in that stormy night, Jack lost control of the car and got into an accident that took his life.
A year later, drowned in sorrow, Charlie played Jack’s old harmonica that he once said was magical. And perhaps it was after all, as it gave Jack another chance in righting the wrongs he had made in his life.
Words by: Joanne J.
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