9 Christmas movies to add to your list

By: Alexis Peinado and Nick Mckay

1. Miracle on 34th Street (1934)

This movie features Santa Clause as you have never seen him before, trying to teach a skeptic young girl to believe in Christmas all while maintaining his new job as a department store Santa at Macy's. Available in color and black and white, this movie touches the heart while reminding everyone the true meaning of Christmas magic.

2. A Christmas Story (1983)

All nine-year-old Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) wanted for Christmas was a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot BB gun. But his idolizing mother and unorthodox father strongly disagree saying the memorable line "You'll shoot your eye out kid." This movie has humorous scenes that include a leg lamp, a boy getting his tongue stuck on a frozen pole, and Ralphie having to wear a mortifying one-piece suit given to him by his aunt.

3. Home Alone (1990)

This hilarious Christmas comedy, directed by John Hughes, revolves around an eight-year-old boy (Macaulay Culkin) who is accidentally forgotten at home by his family as they travel to Paris for their annual Christmas vacation. Young Kevin is overjoyed by having the house to himself but soon he finds himself being targeted by two bumbling thieves. This movie will leave you laughing and enthralled with each wacky scene.

4. The Santa Clause (1994)

In this 1994 American visionary family film, a father named Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) accidentally startles Santa Clause to fall off his roof mistaking him for a robber which causes Scott to become the new Saint Nick. With the help of his young son Charlie, Scott begins to realize the true spirit of Christmas.

5. Jingle all the Way (1996)

When an absentminded father (Arnold Schwarzenegger) forgets to buy his son the one Christmas gift he desired, he embarks on a bizarre quest to fulfill his sons wish and make it a memorable Christmas.

6. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Based off of Dr. Seuss' best-seller children's book, this movie is about a furry pessimistic recluse, named the Grinch (Jim Carrey), who lives in a overly exuberant town called Whoville. The Grinch then makes a plan to steal Christmas from Whoville but ultimately learns the true meaning of Christmas.

7. Elf (2003)

In this modern Christmas classic, a man named "Buddy" (Will Ferrell), who was raised by elves, ventures into the unknown metropolis of New York City to meet his long lost father. A comedic masterpiece, Ferrell will capture your heart with each Christmas gag in this ultimate holiday culture clash.

8. The Polar Express (2004)

This heart-felt animated master piece follows the journey of a young boy as he rediscovers his Christmas spirit while traveling on the magical Polar Express. With excellent musical numbers, amazing animation, and a stellar voice performance by Tom Hanks, this iconic film will warm your heart and rouse your imagination.

9. A Christmas Carol (2009)

This is the story of a greedy old man who learns the true meaning of Christmas with the help of three Christmas ghosts. Disney succeeds in updating a timeless classic while staying true to Dickens' original tale. Audiences will be thrilled, terrified, and overjoyed as they follow Scrooge's timeless transformation in this animated holiday epic.