Tis the season for loafing by the fire with a glass of eggnog and a heartwarming movie. No one wants to go out on a cold winter’s night and fight the frost. Try kicking back with the family, a bag of steamy popcorn, and a timeless Christmas classic.
If you are not sure where to begin when it comes time to choose a specific title, the internet is here to help. Take a moment of your time to read through this brief listing of a few of the best movie suggestions to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Gremlins – 1984
Moving from one season to the next can sometimes discombobulate us, but this year will be different. Move out of the fall season and into winter with a Christmas movie marathon, and begin the celebrations with an 80’s classic, Gremlins.
No one can resist the draw of the mogwai and it’s more than adorable aesthetic. Just be sure to never get them wet, never feed them after midnight, and keep them away from bright lights.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – 1964
A classic of more than one generation, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (the 1964 version) gives all the weirdos of the world a glimmer of hope. The Island of Misfit Toys appeals to the hearts of the many geeks of the world.
Burl Ives narrates this made for TV special that will never be lost on future generations. The timeless message of acceptance will never go out of style.
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 1965
Peanuts fans everywhere would feel like Christmas was incomplete without a traditional viewing of A Charlie Brown Christmas. The 1960’s were good times for cartoon classics, and this yearly special has yet to lose its power.
Charlie Brown’s Yuletide blues and Lucy’s cheap advice directs this Christmas special into film history. Charlie Brown’s chosen Christmas tree brings hopes to all the little twigs and sprigs of the world.
A Christmas Story – 1983
Ralphie’s campaign to obtain an official Red Ryder BB rifle runs the storyline of this Christmas classic. Set in the 1940’s, Ralphie tries everything to persuade the adults in his life to purchase him this rifle.
His mother tells him that he will “shoot his eye out.” His teacher and Santa tell him the same. He fears he will never get his coveted Red Ryder BB gun, but there may be some surprises in store for him still.
Die Hard – 1988
Bruce Willis played the role of a lifetime in this classic beginning to a Die Hard trilogy. Join the employees of the 30th floor in the fight for their lives against some very unruly terrorists.