Merry Movies for the Holidays!

The Holidays are a time when families get together, snow blankets the ground, and the festivities begin. It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit and the perfect antidote to a snow storm altering your plans is a cup of hot chocolate, a cozy blanket and a merry movie! We’ve got a list of Holiday film classics to help you prepare for the upcoming celebrations.

Elf – The plot of this Christmas comedy centres around a man who was adopted by Santa Claus to become one of his Christmas elves. Upon discovering his humanity and the knowledge of his parents, Buddy sets out for New York in order to locate and be reunited with his father who disbelieves the “elf’s” tales.

Christmas with the Kranks – The Kranks are a large family, and one that decided it was best to skip Christmas this year. When they discover their daughter has returned for the winter holidays, all plans flip as they struggle to set up for Christmas in less than 24 hours!



Nightmare before Christmas – Full of dark humor, excellent animation, unique characters and a Halloween-Christmas crossover, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” earned its fame for a reason. This film is family friendly with a light fantasy setting and a touch of action as well as a theme of discovering self-purpose.

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Home Alone (1 and 2) – Set from the perspective of an eight year-old boy in the midst of two large families, these movies tell you all you need to know about escaping criminals set on revenge. And you can even having fun while you do it! While one shows us the danger at home, the sequel introduces us to an unexpected holiday trip to New York even though that’s nowhere near the desired destination for Kevan McCallister.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Whoville is known for its lively community and is full of Christmas wonders and joy. However, lurking in the highest mountain peak is the Grinch who they fear more than any other. A monster, you could say, they created themselves. Bent on destroying the entire town’s festivities, the Grinch must come to terms with his past if he wants to find his own holiday happiness.



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As a grade ten J. Clarke Richardson student, Katie Coran strives to bring inspiration to her peers through reading, writing, and oral communication. As a current member of "Eye on the Storm", Katie plans on writing for the school newspaper during the rest of her time at JCR.


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