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10 Christmas movies You have to watch over the holidays!

The Santa Clause (1994)

Family/Comedy

Rated PG

CAST

Tim Allen (Scott Clavin), Eric Lloyd (Charlie Calvin), Wendy Crewson (Laura Miller), Judge Reinhold (Neil Miller), and David Krumholtz (Bernard the Elf).

SUMMARY

The movie opens with a divorced dad named Scott who gets to spend time with his son on Christmas Eve. In the middle of the night, he accidentally kills Santa and puts on his suit. They find out he has to replace Santa before the next Christmas. Scott then begins to gain weight and grow an enormous white beard throughout the year which causes problems in his life. Does Scott ever own up to this newfound responsibility?

REVIEW

This movie is one of the most heartwarming movies you will ever watch. The plot, dialogue and character development throughout the film are incredible. You can really feel the Christmas spirit as you watch the movie, and the Christmas decorations are impeccable!

Just Friends (2005)

Comedy/Romance

Rated PG-13

CAST

Ryan Reynolds (Chris Brander), Anna Faris (Samantha Faris), Amy Smart (Jamie Palamino) and Chris Klein (Dusty Dinkleman).

SUMMARY

High school student Chris Brander falls in love with his best friend, Jamie. When he tells her his feelings she, unfortunately, denies his request and he leaves town in shame. Ten years later, Chris is a record executive who has to take care of this superstar over the holidays. Brander is still in love with Jamie and gets a second chance. Will he be able to win her heart or is he going to leave town in shame again?

REVIEW

This movie is the classic story of the nerdy boy falling for a popular girl. However, what makes this movie so unique and funny is that it takes place after their high school career. The relationship they build after they are adults is charismatic and their chemistry is unmatched. The fact that this amazing plot takes place over Christmas makes it that much better!

Elf (2003)

Family/Comedy

Rated PG

CAST

Will Ferrell (William "Buddy" Hobbs), Zooey Deschanel (Jovie), Zooey Deschanel (Jovie), James Caan (Walter), Jon Favreau (Dr. Leonardo) and Mary Steenburgen (Emily).

SUMMARY

Buddy is a human boy who was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler. He was raised as if he was one of Santa's elves. Desperate to feel wanted, Buddy, travels to New York to find his real father. His dad turns out to be Walter Hobbs, a cynical businessman and after a DNA test, they begin to form a relationship that is not as easy as it seems.

REVIEW

This movie is a timeless Christmas classic. There is so much laughter and happiness that is associated with this movie. With characters like Buddy who has huge heart and big dreams, it sends a great message to little kids, while also keeping the adults entertained as well!

The Princess Switch (2018)

Romance/Comedy

Rated PG

CAST

Vanessa Hudgens (Stacy De Novo/Lady Margaret), Sam Palladio (Edward), Nick Sagar (Kevin), Alexa Adeosun (Olivia) and Suanne Braun (Mrs. Donatelli).

SUMMARY

Two girls who look identical bump into each other one day. One is a duchess while the other one is a normal girl from Chicago. One week before Christmas, they decide to switch places and they fall in love with each other's love interests.

REVIEW

This movie is a great holiday filled adventure to watch with your families. The Princess Switch teaches important lessons about life, love and integrity. The movie shows how self-sacrifice is a part of life and that there can still be a happy ending after all the heartache!

A Christmas Prince (2017)

Romance/Rom-Com

Rated TVPG

CAST

Rose McIver (Amber), Ben Lamb (Prince Richard), Alice Krige (Queen Helena), Honor Kneafsey (Princess Emily), Sarah Douglas (Mrs. Averill), Emma Louise Saunders (Lady Sophia) and Theo Devaney (Simon).

SUMMARY

A young journalist is sent to work abroad to be able to get an inside scoop on the new eligible bachelor, the new prince waiting to be king. Will this Christmas change her entire life?

REVIEW

This movie brings the true definition of the Christmas Spirit. This love story takes you on a ride that makes your heart feel warm. This is a lighthearted, feel-good movie for the holiday season. It can be a little cheesy at times but nonetheless, it is enjoyable. You can also tell the production team took their time to find the balance where all ages will find it entertaining!

Home Alone (1990)

Comedy/Family

PG

CAST

Macaulay Culkin (Kevin McCallister), Joe Pesci (Harry Lime), Daniel Stern (Marv Merchants) and Catherine O'Hara (Kate McCallister).

SUMMARY

8-year-old Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind when his family takes a trip to Paris. Kevin finds himself alone in his house and now has unlimited freedom. However, his excitement ends when two robbers try to break into his house. Kevin has to figure out how to defend himself while he’s home alone!

REVIEW

This movie is a classic Christmas movie that everyone has seen and loved. Whether it has been at school or at home this movie has left an impact on everyone! This movie has a funny dynamic between Kevin and the robbers, along with that wonderful Christmas feel. The message behind the movie teaches kids the importance of love and family. This should definitely be at the top of your Christmas to-do list.

Love Actually (2003)

Romance/Drama

Rated R

CAST

Hugh Grant (The Prime Minister), Keira Knightley (Juliet), Alan Rickman (Harry), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Sam), Liam Neeson (Daniel), Andrew Lincoln (Mark), Laura Linney (Sarah) and Emma Tompson (Karen) and more!

SUMMARY

This is a romantic story that intertwines the lives of nine people which highlights the meaning of love. For example, two people are David, the newly elected British prime minister who falls for a junior staffer, and Sarah, a graphic designer who has a mentally ill brother that puts obstacles in her everyday life.

REVIEW

This is a wonderful romantic comedy that is insanely entertaining. This movie takes the viewer on a wonderful and heartwarming journey. This film takes a more mature route than most Christmas movies. However, it still leaves you laughing and in a puddle of tears at the same time!

The Polar Express (2004)

Animation/Family

Rated G

CAST

Tom Hanks (Ebenezer Scrooge, Hero Boy, Santa Claus), Daryl Sabara (Hero Boy), Eddie Deezen (Know-It-All) and Michael Jeter (Smokey).

SUMMARY

The Polar Express is based on the children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. It is about a young boy who is questioning the reality of Santa. He is taken on a journey to the North Pole on a magical train ride. On this ride, he finds himself and the meaning of Christmas. Life is wonderful as long as you believe!

REVIEW

This movie has shaped many childhoods. It is considered another classic Christmas movie. This is perfect for the new young generation and for the nostalgia most 2000 teens get when they watch. It is a sweet film where the viewer discovers what the true spirit of Christmas is all about. Take a cup of hot chocolate and dream about the magic of the North Pole!

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

Comedy/Adventure

Rated PG

CAST

Kurt Russell (Santa Claus), Darby Camp (Kate), Julian Dennison (Belsnickel) and Goldie Hawn (Mrs. Claus).

SUMMARY

Siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce create a plan to capture Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. When the plan goes awry, the kids join forces with a somewhat jolly Saint Nick and his loyal elves to save the holiday before it's too late.

REVIEW

This movie is full of wonder and cheer as these two kids take a wild ride with Santa. It reminds the viewer of what love, hope, family, and joy are truly about. It has a ton of Christmas Spirit and touches the hearts of so many people. This is an adorable film to watch over the holidays.

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

Family/Adventure

Rated G

CAST

Kaitlyn Maher (Sarah Reynolds), Danny Woodburn (Eli), Cheryl Ladd (Mrs. Claus) and George Newbern (Thomas Reynolds).

SUMMARY

This movie is the tale of four of Santa's pet puppies that run away with Mrs. Claus and find themselves in the town of Pineville where there is trouble awaiting them. There are many twists and turns along the way but Santa's Puppies can win the day.

REVIEW

This movie is one of the most innocent and most adorable movies ever. It is such a fun and light film. It transports kids to a magical place where they get to experience a phenomenal journey on screen. This is definitely a must-watch, especially if you have younger family members.

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