During the holiday season, spending time together and taking part in fun activities helps people form bonds with each other. Watching Christmas movies is a fun activity you can do with your loved ones. So go make some popcorn, sit back and relax with some of the Christmas movies we’ve recommended below.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
In “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, Charlie Brown becomes depressed because of the over-commercialism and materialism he feels around him during the holidays. With the help of Linus and his timely Gospel quote, everyone comes to realize that the true significance of Christmas is that it is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
- The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Adapted from the Charles Dickens novella A Christmas Carol, The Muppet Christmas Carol is a story re-interpreted by characters from The Muppets. In it, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. Thanks to these visits, the once-miserly Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas and shares his wealth with his friends and family.
- A Christmas Story (1983)
Set in the 1940s and based on anecdotes written by Jean Shepherd, A Christmas Story tells the story of 9 year-old Ralphie Parker. Ralphie’s only Christmas wish is to get a Red Ryder BB gun. Everyone around him opposes this idea and tells him that it isn’t safe for him to own one. In the end, his father relents and gives Ralphie the BB gun he always wanted, since he himself owned one as a child.
- It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s short story “The Greatest Gift”, It’s a Wonderful Life shares the trials and tribulations of George Bailey. A generous man, he was robbed of the money needed for his business, and he feels despair at the thought of failing his loved ones. George decides to end his life but at the last minute he is saved by Clarence, his guardian angel. Clarence shows him how his family and friends would have turned out had he not existed. Feeling remorse, he asks God to bring him back to life. God answers his prayer and he returns to find that the townspeople have come together in order to help him. Everything ends well, with Clarence earning his angel wings and George realizing that he has led a wonderful life after all.
- Home Alone (1990)
In “Home Alone”, an eight-year-old boy named Kevin McCallister is accidentally left at home to fend for himself when his family goes on vacation. Initially enjoying his new-found freedom, he soon discovers the presence of Harry and Marv, two burglars who try to rob his house. To thwart their plan, Kevin devises clever booby traps in and around the house. In the end, the robbers are arrested and Kevin is reunited with his family.
These classic Christmas movies are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Try scheduling a movie marathon on a weekend so you can watch them all together. You can make it an event which everyone will remember in the years to come.