By: Natasha Archary
It’s a Christmas most families in the country and around the world are spending without big elaborate family get-togethers. Being socially responsible during the second wave of the COVID-19 virus means more time to stay in and binge-watch movies.
Old Christmas movies are a good way to bond as a family because they are feel-good classics that spread festive cheer and stay with you long after. There are Christmas classics that are a must to watch and there are timeless movies that transcend age.
Most of these movies are on festive playlists on popular streaming sites and they come highly recommended.
The Home Alone series
The franchise that launched Macaulay Culkin’s career, is a series of movies about a little boy who is left behind during the family’s Christmas vacations. When burglars try to break into his house, he has to find inventive ways to keep them out. It’s 90’s comedy at its best.
The Grinch and How the Grinch stole Christmas
Dr Seuss’s beloved classic gets an animated spin with the 2018 adaption that is suitable for all ages. The live-action version from 2000, sees Jim Carrey as the cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas.
The popular ballet classic tale had several failed movie attempts, including the 2018 Disney version which didn’t do too well at the box office. The 1993 feature however, starring Macaulay Culkin is charming theatre full of wonderful holiday tradition. There’s also the 2009 Nutcracker in 3D that should be given a go.
The kids may go on about how old you are after you hit play on the 1970 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 story, A Christmas Carol.
Mean-spirited and stingy, Ebenezer Scrooge learns the terrible fate that awaits him if he continues his miserly ways. Filled with joyous songs, this delightful tale has enriched the lives of young and old alike for generations.
One of the most popular Santa Claus “origin” stories ever told. Set in the 14th century, this 1985 feature is about a man named Claus (David Huddleston), who delivers toys in his small village to children, and fulfils his destiny to become Santa Claus after meeting an expert toy-making elf, Patch (Dudley Moore), in the North Pole.
In the present day, Santa Claus has become overwhelmed by his workload, and the disgruntled Patch flees the workshop to New York City.
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