Christmas Movie Review


Madison Hanson, Writer

Obviously, right now is the most wonderful time of the year, not winter because winter is icky, but the christmas season. As much as I hate when people start celebrating Christmas immediately after Halloween is over, Christmas is one of the best holidays (also the most stressful). With Christmas comes all things Christmas, like food, gifts, pajamas, cookies, music, and movies.

So, I decided to give a small but harsh review on some of the most classic movies and some personal favorites or least favorites:


I will flat out say that Elf is easily one of the best holiday movies ever, it’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s stupid, all the same things I want in my friends. Elf promotes a sense of innocence and love for joy that little hold, and for a larger mass of minutes each year it lets me bask in that joy and innocence. Also the weird shower singing scene is easily one of the best musical scenes in a christmas movie which is way better than the ending musical scene. Nothing beats Zooey Deschanel singing “Baby it’s Cold Outside.”

Home Alone

Home Alone is actually amazing, yet out of all the weird child violence that happens, my favorite part of both the first and second Home Alone is whenever he’s eating food because I really just wish I could be home alone all day eating pizza and ice cream sundaes, although I’m also not against fighting robbers.

A Christmas Story

This is the most boring movie and I don’t care who disagrees. Like why is it funny that some kid stuck his stupid tongue to a pole? I don’t care, that’s stupid, it would hurt, it makes my tongue tingle, I don’t want that.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

This is the worst movie ever. I did a presentation on this in English last year and while it was the worst presentation I ever gave, Mrs. Cline lied and told that while my presentation was good, the movie sounded like the worst thing ever, she was beyond right. If you want to know how bad it is just look up the plot, it’s so bad. Also I genuinely don’t understand why Martin Short would take a part playing Jack Frost where he’s so fake positive that it’s reminiscent of Chris from Parks and Rec and makes me wanna cry.

Now, I could go on about good and bad christmas movies for hours but I think I should just end it here, although I would like to let you all know that I’ve realized while writing that horror movies are literally just the Halloween equivalent of Christmas movies.

Anyway, thank you for your time and reading this out of sorts and straight up wack post.