Five holiday movies to watch with family, friends

Daniel Rios, Staff Writer

It’s that time of year when it starts to get cold outside and schools are closing due to holiday break. A great way to make good memories with family and friends during the break is to watch holiday movies. Here is our list of favorite holiday movies, in order of awesomeness. 


Number 1: Gremlins (1984): We follow Billy Peltzer as he receives a cute and cuddly creature on Christmas Eve. Despite its cuteness, it comes with a strange rule: don’t ever get the creature wet or feed it after midnight. But out of curiosity, the boy feeds the gremlin, only for it to turn into a horrible green beast. All of a sudden, he starts to multiply, and Billy and his friends have to stop all of these new gremlins before taking over the town and destroying it. 


Number 2: Snow Day (2000): Natalie is excited to have no school and a nice snow day. She never wants it to end, but there is one person who does. We watch Natalie as she tries to figure out how she will stop the snowplow man with her friends and brother on this crazy adventure about having a long snow break.


Number 3: Edward Scissorhands (1990): Edward Scissorhands is an artificial man that is created but never finished. The main difference that sets him apart from others is that he has scissors for hands. One day he meets someone that lets him into their suburban life and allows him to experience what being an organic human. But over that time, the suburban person’s daughter establishes a close relationship with Edward.


Number 4:  National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989): After Clark Griswold and his family have been on a whole bunch of adventures, they decide their next vacation will be at home, celebrating Christmas. As he tries to have a normal Christmas, all of his extended family comes in to have a not-so-normal holiday.


Number 5: It’s a Wonderful Life (1947): We follow George Bailey, who is a desperate businessman whose life has taken a turn for the worse. But then an angel appears to show him the wonders of life and all that it can give.