December – Favorite Holiday Movies

We’ve made our list, and checked it twice; here’s the Lion’s Roar staff picks for favorite holiday movies.

Mindy Nguyen and Kylee Baines – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)” –  Kevin McCallister, one year after he was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of burglars, once again finds himself separated from his family – this time in New York. Lost in the big city, with the escaped bandits he helped capture out for revenge, Kevin has to navigate his survival.

Dalijah Robinson – “The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)” – Jack Skellington, king of a ghoulish and monster filled Halloween Town, becomes bored with his usual routine and discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept.

Trezure Reeves – “This Christmas (2007)” –  A Christmas story based on the Whitfield family, whose eldest has returned home for the first time in four years. With the family together for the first time in years, the family must overcome many trials and obstacles during the holiday.

Casey Voss and Sandy Graham – “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964)” – The story of a misfit reindeer and his friends as they run away from their homes in search of a place that will accept their quirks.

Makenzie Goodwin – “The Santa Clause (1994)” –  When Scott Calvin, a divorced dad, accidentally kills Santa Clause one night, his whole world is turned upside down as he begins the process of replacing him.

A’naja Ratkowski, Ashlee Mclelllan, and Daniela Curran – “The Polar Express (2004)” – On Christmas Eve in the 1950’s, a doubting boy boards the magical Polar Express train, and is taken to the North Pole where he learns the significance of friends, bravery, and believing.

Rachel Smith – “How the Grinch Stole Christmas ( 2000)” – A cold hearted Grinch, disgusted at the thought of Christmas, plots on how to steal the holiday spirit out of the Whos of Whoville.

Kaitlyn Helsel – “White Christmas (1954)” – A well known song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister team to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Ashley Weiss – “A Christmas Story (1983)” – A story in the 1940s about a young boy named Ralphie, as he attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun is what he needs for Christmas.

Janine Carneal – “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989)” –The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas turn into a big disaster as they must deal with their in-laws.