Top 10 Christmas movies

By RACHEL EMERSON, Staff Writer

 

  1. Elf – Buddy, an elf who was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves, feels as though he doesn’t belong.
  2. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas – The Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, when he encounters Cindy Lou Who his plans don’t go as they should.
  3. Polar Express – A young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole and encounters a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
  4. Nightmare before Christmas – Halloweentown’s beloved Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington, attempts to take over the Christmas holiday. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters to help him kidnap Santa.
  5. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – Kevin McCallister loses track of his father at the airport and ends up in New York City while the rest of the McCallisters fly to Florida. Alone in the Big Apple, Kevin cons his way into a room at the Plaza Hotel and begins his usual antics. But when Kevin discovers that the Sticky Bandits are on the loose, he struggles to stop them from robbing an elderly man’s toy store just before Christmas.
  6. A Christmas Carol – Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas, but a visit from the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, and three Christmas spirits might convince him to change his ways and become more kindhearted.
  7. The Santa Clause – Divorced dad, Scott, has custody of his son on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives.
  8. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his beaming honker but when Santa’s sleigh breaks down, he gets a very bright idea…
  9. Frosty the Snowman – A discarded magic top hat brings to life the snowman that a group of children made, until a magician, professor Hinkle, wants it back, and the temperature starts to rise.
  10. A Christmas Story – Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker, who spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a “Red Ryder air rifle.” Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.