With the winter season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to get festive by watching these classic holiday movies

By Katie Chong, ’18


Elf isn’t just your typical movie about an adopted child searching for their birth parents. Buddy the Elf, portrayed by Will Ferrell, has always wondered where he came from and has made it his mission to find his birth father. In this comedy, Buddy leaves the North Pole and his elf family and finds himself in the heart of the holiday season in New York City. While trying to find his real dad, Buddy brings his Christmas spirit to the Big Apple and even finds
love. Elf is a Christmas classic that is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

Love Actually

Love Actually is a romantic comedy that follows not one, but ten characters as their lives overlap in unusual ways. In fact, there are so many connections between the characters that you might need a map to make sense of the plot. The movie is set during the Christmas season in London as the characters find and lose love. Friendships and romances are both formed and destroyed, resulting in a tangle of relationships and emotion. For those who are suckers for a rom-com, Love Actually is a go-to classic for the holidays.

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street is a movie that explores the existence of Santa and hope for a Christmas miracle. After being mistaken for Santa while walking on the street, Kris Kringle is hired to be a store Santa during the holiday season. Kringle is convincing to everyone except one: a six-year-old named Susan. She tells Kringle that in order for her to believe, he must fulfill her three seemingly impossible wishes for Christmas. Miracle on 34th Street is a great pick for a family movie night.