We tend to smile more around the holidays. The family gathers, delicious food finds its way to the table, and holiday movies grace our televisions. Get yourself under a warm blanket, light a fire and show off those braces as you bask in the glow of holiday movie goodness. If you’d like some suggestions, here’s our personal favorites guaranteed to make you smile.
– Elf (2003). It’s almost impossible not to smile at Buddy the Elf. Warm, good-natured humor . . . it’s perfect for adults and the kiddos.
– White Christmas (1954). A certain member of our staff makes a ritual of watching this movie every year. The story is campy and predictable, but the songs are oh-so-memorable.
– A Christmas Story (1983). There’s a reason they play this movie on a 24-hour loop. No matter how many times we see it, the smiles just keep coming!
– The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). This is one of the rare movies that people like to watch during the Christmas and Halloween seasons. With fantastic music and a heartwarming story, it’s certainly a different take on the traditional holiday movie.
– Miracle on 34th Street (1947). You know it’s a good holiday flick when even the hardheaded adults start to believe in Christmas magic.
– It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). This movie is always a helpful reminder about how one life can affect so many people.
– Christmas Vacation (1989). Sure, it’s completely unrealistic, and that’s what Christmas movies are all about! Clark’s misery brings us laughter, and that’s the best holiday medicine.
From our staff to your family . . . HAPPY HOLIDAYS!