Written by Susan Correia
Christmas is rapidly approaching and 2017 is coming to an end but there is still time to squeeze in some Christmas movies, so grab a blanket and some snacks of your choice and snuggle up on the sofa. Everyone has to at least watch one Christmas movie during the festive season, or maybe you prefer to watch them in July, whatever floats your boat. There is nothing I enjoy more than a fantastic movie to boost my mood for the upcoming holiday.
Here are some of the go-to Christmas movies.
-The Polar Express
On Christmas Eve, a boy who is doubting the existence of Santa Claus witnesses a train called the Polar Express that is about to depart for the North Pole. The boy meets other children, including a girl and a know-it-all-kid. The train picks up another boy, whose name is Billy. Billy initially declines to board but changes his mind. The girl and conductor go to deliver the hot chocolate cup to Billy, but the hero boy discovers the girl’s ticket is unpunched. He loses it before he can return it.
On Christmas an orphaned infant boy stows away on Santa Claus’ sack. He is soon adopted by Papa Elf. Papa Elf names his son Buddy.
Buddy grows up at the North Pole believing he is an elf, however due to his human size it is impossible to perform elf tasks. When buddy accidentally learns that he is human, Papa Elf explains that he was born to Walter Hobbs and Susan Wells, and was given up for adoption without Walter knowing.
-Home Alone 1, 2, 3 and 4
The McCallister family is preparing for a Christmas vacation in Paris. The night before they leave their son, Kevin, is ridiculed by his siblings and cousins. After a scuffle with his brother, Buzz, Kevin, is sent to the third floor of the house, where he wishes that his family would disappear. During the night, heavy winds cause damage to power lines, this causes the alarm clocks to reset; the family oversleeps. In the confusion and rush to get to the airport in time to catch their flight, Kevin is accidentally left behind.
The movie starts on Christmas Eve with Scrooge. Scrooge despises Christmas and subjects his clerk with hours of work and low pay. He shows his cold-heartedness toward others by refusing to make a donation to the less fortunate, claiming they are better off dead. While he is preparing to go to bed, he is visited by the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley, who has died seven years earlier on Christmas Eve. Like scrooge, Marley had spent his life hoarding his wealth and exploiting the poor. As a result, Jacob si damned to walk the Earth for eternity bound in the chains of his own greed. Marley warns Scrooge that he risk meeting the same fate and that he will be visited by three spirits of Christmas: Past, Present and Future.
These are some classic Christmas movies which you can enjoy watching over the Christmas and New Year break. Some of these movies are also attached with books that you can read if you enjoy that best.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!