Holiday season is a great time of year for many reasons. It is the perfect time to curl up on the couch with a nice cup of hot chocolate and watch a Christmas movie or maybe listen to some Christmas music. An entertaining, classic Christmas movie that is filled with laughter is Elf .The movie is about Buddy the Elf’s journey into New York City to try to find his father. Since Buddy lived in the North Pole his entire life, he is out of the loop on reality. Will Ferrell will have you laughing for the majority of the movie.
Another must-see this holiday season is A Christmas Story. The little boy’s mission in order to get his BB gun that he wants for Christmas is a pleasurable one; this movie is definitely a classic.
Bad Santa, (not a kid’s movie) is my personal favorite. Billy Bob Thornton plays a miserable, alcoholic Santa Claus, who robs department stores with his little elf friend. If you are looking to have a great laugh, the extremes that this Santa goes to will absolutely entertain you.
Great family Christmas movies to watch are The Santa Claus, starring Tim Allen, National Lampoon’s Christmas with Chevy Chase, and Miracle on 34th Street. Jillian Roth, a junior majoring in Psychology said, “Christmas is my favorite time of the year with all of the decorations and lights. The movies also add to the magic. My favorite movie is Miracle on 34th Street. My favorite part is the end when the little girl gets her dream house and family. It gives children the chance to believe and hope in magic.”
Another way to get into the holiday spirit is by listening to festive music. Most of the Christmas movies have soundtracks to go along with them. Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation features the holiday song, “Mele Kalikimaka,” by Bing Crosby. This is a fun festive song that will put you in a cheerful mood just from listening to it. Mariah Carey’s, “All I Want for Christmas” is you, is one of my personal favorites. Every year around this time, I play the song over and over. Another great holiday song is “Christmas Time” by Backstreet Boys. Nsync also has a Christmas album called “Home for Christmas”. A popular song featured on the album is “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays”. Jessica Simpson’s holiday album, “Rejoice”, and Destiny Child’s, “8 Days of Christmas” are also fun albums that are great for the whole family!
Kyle Bossio, a junior Political Science major, has a few favorite Christmas songs. Some songs that he plays every year are, “I’ll be home for Christmas” by Blink 182, “Exmiss” by New Found Glory, “Wishlist” by The Ready Set, and “Maybe This Christmas” by For All Those Sleeping.
Since the holidays only come once a year, make this season a great one. Watch fun holiday movies you have never seen before. Listen to familiar holiday music. Many radio stations have holiday music playing throughout the day, and there are always holiday movies on television. Happy Holidays!