Start a New Tradition by Watching Classic Films with Your Family!
The holidays are a time for honoring traditions; your family traditions might include baking cookies together, cooking up a Christmas Eve feast, or even having a family game night. A great tradition to start is watching classic holiday movies during the Christmas season. If you already watch these movies, then great! If you don’t, you must add them to your holiday movie watch list before the season is over.
Christmas Movie #1: It’s A Wonderful Life, 1946
Director: Frank Capra
This movie is a true holiday classic. Contemplating suicide because of rough times, George is visited by an angel. The angel is brought to him through the prayers of his friends and families. The angel shows George just how much he has touched family, friends and neighbors and how they couldn’t get along without him. It’s A Wonderful Life is a truly heartfelt film that is a must-see.
Christmas Movie #2: A Christmas Story, 1983
Director: Bob Clark
This is a holiday film that is set back in the 1940s. If you haven’t seen this movie about Ralphie and his never-ending quest for a Red Rider BB Gun for Christmas, then you are really missing out on fun and laughs during the holidays. A Christmas Story is typically shown on TBS throughout the month of December, as well as 24 hours straight starting Christmas Eve. It’s a hilarious movie to see this and every holiday season and great for the whole family!
Christmas Movie #3: Miracle on 34th St., 1947
Director: George Seaton Another sappy classic. Miracle on 34th Street is a film that tugs at your heart strings, just as it should this season. The premise is that people are wondering if the Santa at Macy’s is the actual Kris Kringle, as he claims to be. If you haven’t seen this one, you’ll have to watch for yourself to find out if this one is the real deal. Add it to another night of holiday movie watching.
Christmas Movie #4: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, 2000
Director: Ron Howard Only eight years old, this film starring the very funny Jim Carrey as the Grinch, is clever, comical and compelling. It follows the classic Grinch’s lead and gives it a much needed updated kick. Rent The Grinch this one anytime of the year, although it is extra special to view during the holidays.
These are four of the best holiday movies out there, at least in our opinion. Happy holidays and happy watching!
Article Written By: Kristle Jones; Kristle is an accomplished writer, cosmetologist, and mom from Southern California. She uses her knowledge and experience in the beauty and hair industry, as well as her experience as a new mommy, to write articles and blogs for DivaVillage.com and VillageMAMA.com.