Though there is much to disagree on when it comes to the holiday season, there’s one thing that can bring anyone together – a love of holiday films. In fact, AMC recently conducted a poll of the best Christmas movies. Thousands weighed in, and we have to agree with the results. Here are a few of our favorites:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – The oldest movie on our list, this classic animated film first debuted in 1996 and has been airing year after year since, making it a true holiday staple.
A Christmas Story – We’re also a huge fan of 1983’s A Christmas Story, which – although it is family-friendly – has a bit more adult humor and is ideal to play in the background at any Christmas party.
The Nightmare Before Christmas – Similarly, 1993’s semi-spooky TheNightmare Before Christmas can light up television screens guilt-free, from October through December 25th.
The Santa Clause – One of our other favorites is 1994’s The Santa Clause, in which Tim Allen quickly finds himself in charge of Santa’s entire Christmas ordeal, beard and all.
Elf – Lastly, the newest film on our list is 2003’s Elf, which quickly became loved by both young and old. Who can deny Will Ferrell’s elven charm, especially when accompanied by the adorable Zooey Deschanel?
So what was AMC’s number one Christmas film? It was the 1990 classic, Home Alone.
The holiday season is the ideal time to start up a tradition, creating memories that your loved ones will remember and re-visit year after year. Looking for some ideas? Check out these easy-to-start Christmas traditions:
Pick out a Christmas tree at a tree farm, where you can find the perfect addition for your home and family.
Decorate the Christmas tree together, perhaps while listening to your favorite Christmas album.
Every year, make a new Christmas tree ornament together with the year listed somewhere on the ornament to chronicle the tradition.
Make Christmas cookies and decorate them with various colors of frosting and sprinkles.
Go caroling, or simply sing a song or two at home around the fire.
Learn about how other cultures spend their Christmas season, and consider incorporating one of their traditions into your own.
Find a way to volunteer locally, improving the Christmas of other families in your neighborhood.
Lastly, watch your favorite holiday movie, whether it’s an animated classic like How the Grinch Stole Christmas! or something more contemporary, like Elf, and watch it every year!
And of course, to start your holiday season with a brand new car – ready to topple snowy conditions – stop by and visit us anytime at Cambridge Classic Ford.