The most wonderful movie time of the year

Christmas is a time of watching great movies, so in celebration of this season Allison Winters provides her essential Christmas movie list.,,,,,

Allison Winters, Writer

I know the week before finals is probably the wrong time to hand out a list of movies to watch to get into the Christmas spirit, but if you are anything like me, you are in complete denial of the impending doom that is next Monday and you are living it up while you still can. So now, without further ado, Allison Winters’ Christmas Movie Essentials List has arrived.

Movie #1: The animated “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

This 1966 Dr. Seuss television special is a Christmas tradition for approximately every single last person on the planet and teaches viewers that the true meaning of Christmas is not in the gifts or the decorations. Aw. If you don’t own the VHS tape, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” plays around the clock on the Hallmark channel, so tune in.

Movie #2: “While You Were Sleeping”

Said by some to be “not a Christmas movie, just one of those movies that happens to fall over Christmas time in the plot, dummy,” “While You Were Sleeping” is a Winters family favorite nonetheless. Watch it on Netflix or acquire it by some other sketchy means, but seriously consider watching this heart-warming flick and gush over 90s Sandra Bullock in big sweaters and mom-jeans.

Movie #3: “White Christmas”

If you have not already seen this one then you obviously do not observe the Christmas holiday and we have a prayer team by the bleachers waiting to pray over you. Amen.

Movie #4: “A Christmas Story”

This classic wins the award for “Best Cautionary Tale About Sticking Your Tongue to a Frozen Pole” (spoiler alert) as well as a bunch of other awards, probably. I am assuming. Watch it today to get into the Christmas spirit with a yule log fire crackling in the background and a leg lamp glowing from the front window.

Movie #5: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

Christmas time is a very serious time, meant for the contemplation of Christ’s birth, thinking of others, reflecting on the past year, and spoken word poetry about how giving is better than receiving. Watch “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” to set the tone for the perfectly somber and introspective Christmas.

Movie #6: “Miracle on 34th Street”

I have personally never watched this Christmas classic, but from the amount of anonymous hate I received on my blog after I made a post saying this, I think I can safely assume it is a pretty good movie. Rotten Tomatoes lists it as the #1 Christmas movie with an adjusted score of 101.106 percent, which is way higher than any grade I have received outside of kindergarten and makes me 101.106 percent ready to go watch it as soon as I can.

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