Christmas Tradition

   During the winter season Christmas movies are very popular to watch. Some of the best Christmas movies are the classics that everyone knows and are a good way to bring people together and spend time with family during the holiday season.

One classic Christmas movie is It’s a Wonderful Life which was made in 1946. This movie is about a man who sees what life would be like if he did not exist which is shown from the help of an angel. It features James Stewart who played George Bailey, the main character, and Donna Reed who played Mary Hatch. One of the most memorable lines from the movie is “every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”

White Christmas is a Christmas musical that was made in 1954. The musical stars Bing Crosby as Bob Wallace, Danny Kaye as Phil Davis, Rosemary Clooney as Betty Haynes, and Vera-Ellen as Judy Haynes. This musical is about Bob Wallace and Phil Davis who join together with Betty and Judy Haynes, a sister singing group to help save the Vermont Inn. The Inn is owned by Bob and Phil’s general from the army, which they help save by hosting a Christmas show. This is a good movie to watch because there is lots of singing, dancing, and has a wonderful story line.

Another classic movie that everyone should watch is Miracle on 34th Street. This is a movie about a man who plays Santa Clause at a department store and later tries to prove that he is the real Santa Clause in a law suit when he is claimed to be insane. The movie was made in 1947 and it stars Maureen O’Hara as Doris Walker, Natalie Wood as Susan Walker, John Payne as Fred Gailey, and Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle. This movie is wonderful to watch because it showcases so much Christmas spirit and is about believing with your heart. Miracle on 34th Street is a great movie to watch with family during this holiday season.

One of the funniest Christmas movies is A Christmas Story. It was made in 1983 and stars Peter Billingsley as Ralphie who is the main character. The movie is about Ralphie and how he wants a Red Ryder B.B. Gun for Christmas. One of the most famous lines from this movie is “you’ll shoot your eye out.” People tell Ralphie this many times because they believe that he should not get a Red Ryder B.B. Gun. A Christmas Story has so many hilarious scenes that the audience will be constantly laughing. Junior Maddy Collins states, “I love that movie it’s really funny.”

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer is also an amazing classic to watch during the holiday season and is a movie that a family can enjoy together. The movie was made in 1964 in stop motion animation. Billy Mae Richards is the voice of Rudolph, a reindeer with a glowing red nose. The movie is about Rudolph who wants to be one of the reindeers on the sleigh team for Santa. He has trouble with the other reindeers and decides to run away because of what happened, along his journey he makes new friends who also do not belong. During his journey Rudolph realizes that he needs to go back home and when he does, there is a surprising turn of events. “I love it, it’s always been one of my favorite movies as a little kid, because it was the first Christmas movie I remembered seeing and in kindergarten, we read the book and watched the movie,” states freshman Melanie Hoang. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is a great movie that people will enjoy at any age.

The classic Christmas movies are a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit this winter. So spend time with family and enjoy these amazing classics.

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