Top 5 Christmas Movies



Gracey Haas, Staff Reporter

During this holiday season, there are many movies that come out. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find actually good movies. Some movies can be downright awful. So, I devised a list of the best Christmas movies.

Santa Clause 3 came out on November 3, 2006. It starts off with Mrs. Clause getting rushed to the hospital to deliver a baby, but it turns out to be a false alarm. She tells Mr. Clause (Tim Allen) that she wishes her family could come up for a visit and gets her wish. The only catch is that they must pass off the North Pole as a tiny town in Canada, to protect the secret of Santa Clause. While his family is taking a tour of the place, Jack Frost (Martin Short) tries to cause destruction. He figures out that there is a way to become Santa Clause. When transported back to the moment where he became Santa, Frost takes over the suit and becomes Santa Clause. He takes over the North Pole and it is up to Scott (Tim Allen) to win it back and save Christmas. Jack Frost is defeated and turns good.

Christmas with the Kranks came out on November 24, 2004. It starts off with the Kranks waking up and getting ready to drop off their daughter to join the Peace Corps. After dropping her off, they stop at a grocery store, and he runs in to get some things. After getting drenched with water after an awning breaks, he has an epiphany to skip Christmas and go on a cruise. To convince his wife, he compares how much they spend on Christmas and how much the cruise will be. They plan to skip Christmas and boycott. When the neighborhood finds out about their boycott, they start to terrorize them. When their daughter plans to come home, mayhem ensues. The neighborhood bands together to make sure Blaire has the best return home. In the end, Luther (Tim Allen) gives the cruise tickets to their neighbors in the hope that they will have fun.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas came out on November 17, 2000. It starts off with short tale on how everyone in Whoville loves Christmas, everyone except for the Grinch. After getting publicly humiliated, the Grinch goes on a rampage and causes destruction around the town. The Grinch comes up with a plan to steal Christmas. So, he sets out on a quest to destroy Christmas for Whoville. After creating a Santa costume and a “reindeer” by using max, he goes to town and carries out his plan. Whilst stealing, he runs into a child who thinks he is Santa. When he is about to dump the gifts off the side of the mountain, the whos start to sing. This is when he realizes that Christmas isn’t about the gifts, it is about the spirits and spending time with loved ones. In the end, the Grinch host a big feast at his house.

Home Alone came out on November 16th, 1990. It starts off with the family getting ready and packed to take a vacation to Paris. After getting into a fight with his brother, Kevin is sent to sleep in the attic. Due to a power outage, the family oversleeps and franticly gets dressed and leaves. The family does not realize that Kevin is gone because they accidently count one of the neighborhood kids as him. The mom realizes that they left Kevin after they get on the plane. Kevin believes that his wish came true and that his family has disappeared. After a while, he realizes that he misses his family. Kevin realizes and overhears that two robbers are planning to rob his house. So, he devises a series of traps and calls the police. After driving, the mom finally gets home and so does the family.

Jack Frost came out on December 11th, 1998. It starts off with the dad’s band playing a concert. The dad goes off on a trip for his band and ends up driving off a cliff. A year after his death, the kid builds a snow man and plays his dad’s harmonica. The snow man magically comes to life and is his dad. At first the kid is scared and does not believe that its his dad until he calls him “Charlie-boy”. The mom thinks he is crazy until she sees for herself that it is the love of her life. At the end,  he leaves and tells him how he will always hear him and love him.