Winter for Classics

Jolene Zielinski, Reporter

  Now is the best time of year to drink a cup of hot chocolate, sit by the fire with a warm blanket and watch those classic Christmas movies with friends and family. Whether it’s the animated classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas or The Santa Clause, there are many holiday movies that can be enjoyed during the winter season. 

  Susan Theotokatos, social studies teacher, enjoys the originality and wholesomeness of A Charlie Brown Christmas. She stated, “I love A Charlie Brown Christmas. It was made decades ago but the whole concept of simplicity at the holidays is still so relevant in our lives. The “Charlie Brown Tree” has become a part of our pop culture and there have even been replica trees sold during the holiday season.” 

  The 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas has 8.3/10 on IMDb and 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. With its classic characters including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Lucy Van Pelt, as well as its amazing instrumental music, the movie can easily be enjoyed  by anyone. 

  Along with A Charlie Brown Christmas, the 1990 classic Home Alone is another movie that everyone can watch and enjoy.

  Lea Berrios, senior, stated, “I know it’s kinda basic but my favorite Christmas movie is Home Alone. I think it’s such a great movie to watch during the holidays. My favorite scene is the burglars setting off the booby traps,” Berrios stated. 

  Home Alone, is rated at 7.7/10 on IMDb and 67% on Rotten Tomatoes and is an all-time favorite for many in the winter season. The funny antics of Kevin Mccallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, give the viewer a love for the Christmas season and childhood essence. 

  Another fan-favorite holiday movie starring Will Ferrel, is the famed 2003 movie Elf, which earned 7/10 on IMDb and 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. The memorable Christmas comedy also stars James Caan and Zooey Deschanel. Elf is a hilarious movie that includes a heartfelt message about family bonding and fatherhood. 

  Bee Mendoza, senior, shared,  “Elf has always been one of my favorite Christmas movies. I think its acting is really good and watching it is a great way to spend Christmas with family.”  

  Whatever classic Christmas movies your family enjoys, watching with friends and loved ones can bring us all together for a few moments of fun and holiday cheer.