By ADRIANNA BARRIENTEZ
Christmas is said to be the most wonderful time of the year. Many people probably consider presents the best part, but I think the holiday is nothing without classic family movies. Here are my top 10 Christmas movies:
10. “The Polar Express” (2004)
A young boy’s extraordinary train ride to the North Pole becomes a journey of self-discovery. He learns the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
9. “Bad Santa” (2003)
Willie T. Stokes is a crooked Santa who reunites with his elf partner once a year for a holiday con that involves ripping off shopping outlets on Christmas Eve.
8. “Four Christmases” (2008)
After a planned vacation fails, unmarried couple Brad and Kate must spend Christmas Day trudging to family get-togethers.
7. “Christmas with the Kranks” (2004)
Luther and Nora Krank are finally alone for the holidays, and make plans to disregard Christmas traditions and take a cruise in the Caribbean instead. But that doesn’t quite sit well.
6. “The Santa Clause” (1994)
After a man accidentally kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take Santa’s place.
5. “Home Alone” (1990)
When a family rushes off for a trip to Paris, they accidentally leave 8-year-old Kevin behind. His excitement about being home alone is ruined when he realizes two con men plan to rob his house.
4. “Elf” (2003)
Will Ferrell plays Buddy, who was accidentally sent to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. He doesn’t fit in. He travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father.
3. “Jack Frost” (1998)
Following the death of his father, a young boy is befriended by a magical snowman who turns out to be his reincarnated dad, Jack Frost.
2. “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)
The Grinch plans to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who.
1. “Jingle All the Way” (1996)
A workaholic father wants to make things up to his son and promises to get him the hottest toy of the season. Even though it’s Christmas Eve and the toy is practically sold out, he will do anything to get it.