Top 10 Holiday Movies

Top 10 Holiday Movies

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As the Christmas season rolls in, there is one defining part that many people look forward to – Christmas movies! People cannot wait until they can finally watch their all-time favorite holiday films, which they have had stored away for 11 months. The television channel ABC Family begins showing Christmas movies around the middle of November in their annual “Countdown to 25 days of Christmas” program and then continues the movies in their yearly special “25 days of Christmas,” which begins on December 1. Many other channels begin scheduling holiday movies into their daily programming as well. These holiday movies also are taken off of the shelves and out of the cabinets at many homes and put into DVD players in order to really get people into the Christmas spirit. These movies make Christmas seem real and that the holiday is coming soon. For myself especially, I begin watching Christmas movies around Thanksgiving and don’t stop until after the December 25. I love Christmas movies and find much enjoyment through their viewing!

Now, there are hundreds of Christmas movies with each one possessing its own unique plot and message. Holiday movies range from the holiday classics to newly-produced movies and to ones that spread holiday cheer to others that promote believing in the holiday itself. So what movies make your list of Top 10 Holiday Favorites?

Here is my list of favorites:

1. Holiday Classics (such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, A Miser Brothers Christmas, The Year Without a Santa Claus) – I love all of the holiday classic films!
2. The Polar Express
3. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (both the cartoon and Jim Carrey’s version)
5. Miracle on 34th Street
6. The Santa Clause (of the Tim Allen trilogy, the first is by far my favorite, however they all are great!)
7. Elf
8. A Charlie Brown Christmas
9. Three Days
10. A Christmas Carol

If you haven’t seen some of these movies, I recommend watching them. They will truly lift your holiday spirit and really put you in the Christmas mood. If you have other favorites that did not make my list, leave me a comment and share them with me!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Review

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By Kyle Dreger

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Movie reviews are long and often, depending on the reviewer, can be highly biased one way or another. Myself, a frequent movie goer, wanted to start keeping track of the movies that I watch and what I think of them.

A great website called [Review in Haiku] by MG Siegler reviews movies in the standard 5-7-5 haiku format. I love this, primarily because it allows for a quick digestion of the film and it forces the author to really cut out all the unnecessary information; being that you have a total of 17 syllables to work with.

I have adopted this method of reviewing movies and my first shall be the final installment of the Harry Potter series. Many of the people in my grade and above grew up with the books and movies. To have followed the actors and actresses through the past 10 years has been a really fun experience, but now it has come to an end. Final films, especially where it takes two parts to complete, are often hit or miss. Thankfully, the final Harry Potter film did a great job of wrapping up the series. Without further ado, my review:

Final, darkest film
The boy who lived, come to die
Leaves us with closure

Review: Great.

Short and sweet, yet says so much. If you’ve watched any of the previous films or read the books, you owe it to yourself to go and see this one. You won’t be disappointed. Plus, with the cheap (awesome) movie tickets we get right here in Alliance from the Carnation Mall, there is really no excuse not to.