Happy Holiday Selections

The Holidays are right around the corner, and The Blue and White staff are more than ready to settle down with a cup of hot chocolate and turn on their favorite films with the family. Florida Winter is approaching, Christmas music and fog are filling the air, and we are excited for school to end. This is why just like in October, for our “Spooky Scary Selections” article, we have decided to tell you about our favorite Holiday movies to watch during the season. So without further ado, here are The Blue and White staff, “Happy Holiday Selections.”

In no particular order:

 

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Our first staff writer, Ariana Shaw, recommends The Year Without a Santa Claus. Ariana recommends this claymation film because the work is so unique and fun to watch. She loves the entire claymation series and has a deep connection to it because when she was a kid, she used to watch various claymation films during Christmas break. Ariana tells us that she will forever love these movies as they hold a special place in her heart.

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Our second staff writer, Elijah Nuebel, recommends the original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Elijah recommends this film because of the overwhelmingly “Christmas-y” feel to it. Elijah used to watch this movie all the time growing up, so it is very special to him.

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Our third staff writer, Nathaniel Packard, recommends the classic Elf. Nate recommends this movie because of the feelings you get from it. He describes it as being “hilarious, heartwarming, and exciting at the same time.” Nate appreciates the feelings you get while watching Buddy try to fit into a family that is completely different from him. It’s almost like you are cheering him on, especially when he finally gets his family in the end.

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Our fourth staff writer, Janessa Monchery, recommends The Night Before Christmas. Janessa chose this movie because “It’s just not like the other girls, it’s spooky and scary and mixes horror with Christmas, which was so interesting to me, especially as a kid. My favorite part is when he realizes that he was built for Halloween, not Christmas, and accepted that because so many times we just run away from who we truly are meant to be as human beings, it shows that you can’t outrun destiny.”

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Our fifth staff writer, Kaitlyn Collins, recommends Die Hard. Now this one might be controversial but that doesn’t stop it from being Kaitlyn’s favorite Christmas movie. Kaitlyn tells us “I know it is controversial whether it is a Christmas movie or not, but I consider it to be one. I simply love this movie because it keeps me on my toes. It also has phenomenal actors/actresses in it, and I feel it tells a story very well that’s about family and love.” Another reason why Kaitlyn loves Die Hard is because of the countless inside jokes her father and her have created that always confuse her mother.

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Our sixth staff writer, Cayla Pitts, recommends The Holiday Calendar¬†on Netflix. Cayla recommends this film because she likes how family-friendly it is and how it “has a little bit for everyone.” Cayla also told us, “I like how the movie uses an object as the main subject of the plot, it makes a significant difference in how the movie plays out.”

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Our seventh staff writer, Savannah McAfee, recommends the Netflix original Klaus. This film is unlike any generic Santa Claus movie, rather it is more emotional and tells a deeper story. Savannah recommends this movie because she loves the story behind it and she can remember the first time she watched it alone in her room bawling her eyes out.

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Our eighth staff writer, Carson Mays, recommends This Christmas. Carson recommends this film because of the intriguing storyline in it. He also loves the comedy aspect of the film and thinks everyone who watches it will enjoy it. Carson tells us, “It is one of the first Christmas movies I watched with my family growing up.”

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Lastly, my favorite Christmas movie that I recommend to you all is Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer. I recommend this movie because of the humor and soundtrack, it’s almost like a musical but not really. I grew up watching this movie on Cartoon Network with my entire family, and we still have inside jokes to this day about our favorite scenes. If you like a movie with great music, jokes that keep you laughing, and an interesting plot, everyone can enjoy. You should watch Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.