Bingeable Movies to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

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Bingeable Movies to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Martin Gomez, Staff Writer

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With the colorful shining lights decorating a once dim and simple home, the Christmas season is officially upon us. To get into the spirit of the holiday, wrap yourself in a soft, warm blanket and watch these movies that will surely get you into the groove of the season.


Home Alone

This classic tells the story of an 8-year old boy named Kevin McCallister, who is left “home alone” after wishing for his family to disappear. This film takes the audience on a journey as Kevin learns the importance of family during the holidays.


Die Hard

This unconventional holiday film revolves around New York City policeman John McClane, who goes to Los Angeles to reconcile with his estranged wife but is instead tasked with saving the day from German terrorists on Christmas Eve. If you’re looking for a more action-packed movie that still centers around the holidays, then Die Hard is your best bet.

Polar Express

Whenever anybody is told to name their favorite Christmas movies, this animated film will pop up on almost all of their lists. The plot centers around a young boy, who encounters different people on his journey to the North Pole, where he learns to believe.


The Nightmare Before Christmas

This animated film features Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown. When he stumbles across Christmastown, he makes it his mission to change his repetitive Halloween ways and introduce Christmas to his town. In doing so, he tries to take Santa’s role and be in charge of the holiday.



One of a few comedy movies based on the holiday, this film stars Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf, who at a young age, was taken to the North Pole and raised there. As he becomes older, he realizes he isn’t an elf and that he doesn’t fit in. He decides to travel to New York and find his father, where chaos ensues as he and his father try to bond. This hilarious film will surely bring joy to anyone who watches it.


Frosty the Snowman

This animated Christmas special introduces Frosty the Snowman, who comes to life when a magician’s hat lands on his head. The magician wants it back while the temperature is simultaneously increasing. Frosty and his new friends travel to the North Pole to try and keep Frosty holly and jolly.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss, this children’s movie stars Jim Carrey as the Grinch, a recluse who hates Christmas. His plan hits a snag when he meets Cindy Lou Who, who helps him learn to change his ways.


A Christmas Story

This classic holiday movie follows the crazy antics of Ralphie Parker. There are many different stories in this movie including Ralphie opening presents on Christmas day and he and his friends confronting their school bully. Although the movie has many different storylines, this film puts anyone into the spirit.


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Another holiday special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, is a stop-motion special centered around Rudolph, a reindeer that is born with a red nose and is not allowed to be on the sleigh team. Rudolph soon proves his worth and learns that his abnormality isn’t a bad thing.


A Charlie Brown Christmas

Adding to the collection of specials under this series’ belt, A Charlie Brown Christmas shows the Peanuts gang during the holiday season. Charlie Brown is still sad which causes the whole group to try to get Charlie Brown out of his depression.


The Santa Clause

This family feature film stars Tim Allen as Scott Kelvin, a man who accidentally kills Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Throughout the next few months, Scott begins looking more and more like Santa Claus. After realizing he’s becoming Santa, he attempts to convince everyone around him that he is Santa, while also trying to connect more with his family.