3 movies that bring normalcy to this Christmas


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Bella Williams and Rebecca Maritano

This year has been anything but normal, but cuddling up with a timeless classic Christmas movie for the season seems like a good way to remember the normalities of life.  

Home Alone (1990), is the most successful Christmas movie and has earned 285.7 million dollars. This movie touches base on a very important aspect of the season, family, as well as adding many comedic scenes. This story is about a kid who gets accidentally left alone during Christmas time and is faced with the freedom and scary unknowns that pop up with being on his own. He suddenly overhears two robbers planning to break into his house, and he must come up with a plan to stop them to protect his family home. Home Alone will leave viewers laughing at how an 8-year-old manages to get the best of two crooks, over and over again. Yet it all leaves a positive, heartwarming feeling while watching the family reconnect on Christmas day. This is a timeless Christmas movie to rewatch with your family every year. 

The Polar Express (2004) is also a very popular movie, it grossed over 157 million dollars since its release in October 2004. The imagination of kids finding a mystical train that’s heading to the north pole with the best hot chocolate ever made, singing and dancing servants, and the magical feelings brought with the adventure makes this movie a classic and a part of so many family celebrations. This movie has wormed its way into many family traditions over the holidays and this year it’s more important than ever to remember what makes our Christmases so special.

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018) is the second top-grossing movie after being released only two years ago, it’s very popular amongst families and children. How The Grinch Stole Christmas was already in the hearts of many families all over the world, and the remake was just as well received and was more appealing to younger members of the family alike. The feel-good essence of the movie with the family aspect, an angry old grinch, and the perfect tree makes this movie a must in most households for Christmas. It reminds all ages of the importance of being surrounded by loved ones and being grateful for everything and everyone, especially during Christmas.