The School Newspaper of Cherry Hill High School East


The School Newspaper of Cherry Hill High School East


The School Newspaper of Cherry Hill High School East


Top 5 Holiday Films

Taylor Goodman (’25)
(1) Home Alone (2) Elf (3) A Christmas Story (4) The Grinch (5) Frost the Snowman

#1 – Home Alone

Home Alone has been a must-watch movie during the holiday season ever since it came out. This entertaining Christmas movie makes watchers laugh and experience the feeling of Christmas time. It involves an 8-year-old named Kevin who accidentally gets left home alone while his parents are on a plane to Paris. Two robbers try to rob Kevin’s house when he is home alone, so he conducts a series of traps to stop the robbers. Eventually, the police arrive and catch them. His family arrives home on Christmas day, giving viewers the joy of experiencing a family being brought together on Christmas day.

#2 – Elf

The movie Elf is about a grown man who was raised thinking he was an elf. He eventually finds out he is a human being and has a father living in New York. He goes to find his father and by the end, is welcomed by his family and finally feels like he belongs. The story’s heartwarming theme of embracing one’s differences and spreading joy during the festive season resonates with audiences of all ages. The clever use of humor, combined with a whimsical soundtrack, creates a delightful and memorable holiday experience. The film’s vibrant visuals and timeless message also make it a favorite for families during the Christmas season.

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#3 – A Christmas story

A Christmas Story has become a holiday favorite because of its nostalgic portrayal of a 1940s American Christmas and its relatable, humorous take on the obstacles of childhood. The film follows a young child trying to convince his parents, teachers, and even Santa Claus that a Red Ryder BB gun is the perfect Christmas gift. The movie captures the innocence and excitement of the holiday season, highlighting family dynamics and the anticipation of Christmas morning. The film’s memorable scenes have solidified its status as a classic to watch during the festive season.

#4 – The Grinch

The Grinch is a holiday favorite due to Dr. Seuss’s whimsical storytelling and the memorable character of the Grinch. The story centers around the Grinch, a green, grouchy creature who despises Christmas and decides to steal it from the cheerful Whos of Whoville. The spirited portrayal of the Grinch adds a comedic touch, while the film’s vibrant visuals and heartwarming message of the true meaning of Christmas resonate with audiences. The transformation of the Grinch from a holiday hater to a symbol of generosity and joy, coupled with the film’s festive charm, has made it a beloved classic for both children and adults.

#5 – Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman is a holiday favorite because of its joyful blend of animation, music, and the endearing tale of a magical snowman. The story follows Frosty, a snowman brought to life by a magical hat, as he befriends a group of children and embarks on a playful adventure. The enchanting animation, accompanied by the song, “Frosty the Snowman,” contributes to the film’s appeal. The film, filled with festive cheer and the importance of friendship, has made it a cherished part of holiday traditions for families.

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