A Word From Drew: Top 6 Holiday Movies

Tis the season to be jolly, and hope you are all going to spend it with your loved ones, as it is one of the core things we celebrate during Christmas time. Time to spend with those you love is important, and I personally love to spend some time with my family to gather around and watch a movie.  Most importantly a movie with themes of Christmas and what they can connect us to the time of year that makes it special for us. With that said I would love to recommend Six potential movies for your viewing pleasure this Christmas with your loved ones. These Christmas films are ones I personally adore to watch with my family and sometimes I just like to watch them by myself so I can just take in how important the day is to me. 

So here are my six films I would recommend for this Christmas.

1: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

On most peoples must watch list, filled with a wonderful story about a Santa who must prove to a young girl he is in fact Santa Claus. It’s a beautiful story that has so much heart and at the end of the day wants you to have a merry little Christmas.

2: The Polar Express (2004)

The night before Christmas a mysterious locomotive appears to a young boy, the conductor of the express tells him its destination is the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. A fun adventure for the whole family that is filled with beautiful messages of friendship.

3: Prancer (1989)

A beautiful tale of friendship between a little girl named Jessica and a wounded reindeer that she comes to believe is the legendary Prancer. It’s a joyous film with a lovely showcase of how family and love extends to our animal companions, lots of happy memories to be made with this lovely little gem of a film.

4: Love Actually (2003)

An all-star English cast rom-com about several people involved in different stages of love, all coming together to celebrate on Christmas. This one can be a fairly naughty watch for some, but it’s an absolute blast that most the family can have a wonderful time with.

5: Home Alone (1990)

Every kid my age watched and adored this film, it’s always a delight to rewatch. After Kevin is left “Home Alone” he embarks on doing anything and everything he’s ever wanted as a kid, only to end up having to defend his home from two burglars. It’s just a fun comedy for everyone to enjoy.

6: It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

One of the most remarkable films of the human spirit, a good film to showcase the hurts of what it means to struggle, but how important it is to celebrate why you matter to those you love in life. It’s beautiful for us to understand and be thankful for who we do care about in life and this film showcases this unlike any other, how fitting it’s also a Christmas film.

From Drew Russell of Parent 2 Parent. I wish you all a Merry Christmas, may your day be filled with so much joy and may your new year be just as filled with what you hold close to your heart.