Snowed in? Relive your childhood with these 5 Christmas movies

It’s no lie that we’ll be hibernating underneath cozy blankets and sipping hot cocoa with the expected snowfall in KC this winter. We are school-free for a month, and what better way to spend time than binging on some of your favorite childhood Christmas movies?

 

  1. Elf (2003)

An elf grew up in the North Pole working in Santa’s toyshop until he found out he was adopted. He jollily skipped his way into New York with the hope of transforming his father’s miserable, cheerless idea of Christmas into something magical. He’s merry. He’s eccentric. He’s hilarious. He’s an elf spreading the holiday spirit in a big city. He’s Buddy, the Elf.

 

  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

When we were young, he was a naked, green, grumpy outlier who hid from the town in his cave hating all people and Christmas – now, he’s more relatable to college students than ever. With the help of young Cindy Lou Who, the Grinch’s heart not only makes room for Christmas itself, but for the people of Whoville, as well.

 

  1. The Polar Express (2004)

All aboard! Do you remember hearing this in elementary school when The Polar Express was the movie you watched for your class Christmas party, year after year? When a

group of kids travel by train through the North Pole on Christmas Eve, they are in for a magical, exciting journey they never expected and will never forget.

 

  1. Home Alone (1990)

We all have this idea of what Christmas is supposed to look and feel like, but sometimes it doesn’t quite turn out as planned. After his family forgot about him as they went on holiday vacation, 8-year-old Kevin McCallister has fun having the house to himself, and even more fun fighting off a pair of crazy burglars. There’s comedy, thrill and memories that we will never forget.

 

  1. Unaccompanied Minors (2006)

An airport that delays all flights due to weather conditions on Christmas Eve results in a bunch of kids about to make the naughty list. Minors who are flying by themselves to be with family on Christmas ban together and cause mayhem in the airport, having fun and making the most of their snowed-in, rather-boring airport holiday.

What are you waiting for? Tu

rn on Netflix or whip out an old VHS player, and drift slowly into the TV screen and indulge yourself in the holiday spirit!

 

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