Spending the Holidays with Holiday Movies

The holiday season can be described as the best time of year. Many look forward to the twinkling lights, amazing food, and cheerful music on every radio station. An extremely popular tradition that takes place every year is the 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family. Across America, millions of families tune into the holiday movies every night beginning on December 1. Watching holiday movies is one of the best ways to get in the cheerful spirit. However, just in case you miss a movie on ABC Family, here is a list of must see holiday movies.

  1. A Christmas Story– Released in 1983, A Christmas Story follows a boy named Ralphie Parker and his dysfunctional family. This classic heartwarming movie is perfect to watch with the whole family.
  1. Elf Elf is the perfect movie if you’re looking for a good laugh! The movie tells the story of Buddy, a human raised by elves in the North Pole, who travels to New York City for the first time. This popular movie shows Will Ferrell at his best.
  1. Miracle on 34th Street– This classic movie was first released in 1947 and is a favorite across America. The movie tells the story of a man named Kris Kringle who must prove to the whole world that he is the real Santa Claus. Directed by George Seaton and starring Edmund Gwenn, this movie is a must see!
  1. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas– Based on the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this beloved movie follows the sour Grinch who schemes to take Christmas away from the Whos of Whoville. Will the Grinch have a change of heart or swipe Christmas cheer from the whole village?
  1. Home Alone– Released in 1990, this comedy is about eight year old Kevin McCallister who must protect his house from two robbers at Christmas time. This movie is filled with laughter and lots of pranks perfect for the holiday season.
  1. Frosty the Snowman– If you’re looking for a quick movie to watch, Frosty is perfect for you! This movie tells the story of a magical snowman that comes to life from a magician’s hat. He grows a close bond with Karen, a little girl who is determined to get him home to the North Pole where he can live in peace from the evil Professor Hinkle.
  1. A Christmas Carol– Based on the book by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter and greedy man, who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. Scrooge visits the past, present, and future to change his character and his cold heart.