Holiday Cheer For All

By Carly Goroff ‘13
EE Staff Writer

For most, the holidays bring about family traditions: Cutting down a Christmas tree, lighting the Hanukah candles, or making Christmas cookies. These days, however, many people are creating a new tradition: watching their favorite holiday movie.

Picture yourself sitting amongst your family, curled up next to the fire. In your hand is a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows and playing on the wide screen TV in front of you is the Christmas movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Made possible by improvements in technology, holiday movies are quickly becoming a popular tradition with the centennials and the younger generations. Ask any child who Mary Lou is and they’ll correctly answer: “She’s the little girl in the Grinch! Duh!” If you asked this same question to an older folk, while they might give you a politer answer, odds are that they have no idea who this little girl with a pushed-in nose and iconic braided pigtails is.

Topping the holiday movie charts are Elf, The Polar Express, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. These three movies were all made within the past 10 years therefore targeting this generation’s youth. They are captivated with the interesting plots, funny dialogue, and classic Christmas spirit.

Senior Amanda Burtnett says “Elf is my favorite Christmas movie of all time. It really gets me in the holiday spirit!”

Whatever holiday tradition you preserve, a movie or two definitely would not hurt to help spread some holiday cheer.

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