Top Christmas Movies

The election season is over, and Christmas at Creighton is just a few weeks away. Overnight, TV commercials switched over from political ads to holiday sales & savings ads. Here at Creighton, Christmastime on campus is most closely associated with final exams. Getting an early start on holiday celebrations and glad tidings will ensure a fulfilling holiday season for all!

 

If you’re not in the mood for the holiday season just yet, don’t fret! Here is Forbes Magazine’s Top Ten Christmas Movies of All Time to make your spirits jolly & merry as the holiday season kicks off:

10. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (1951) – you’re a scrooge if you don’t give this one a chance!

9. Miracle on 34th Street – the original black & white (1947) or the remake (1994)  starring our favorite 90s girl, Matilda!

8. Gremlins (1984) – holiday fare + holiday scare

7. Elf  (2003) – the Christmas classic from our generation thanks to Will Ferrell

6. The Bishop’s Wife (1947) – older & more traditional, with a heart-warming and unforgettable Christmas decorating scene

5. A Christmas Story (1983) – watch it or I’ll shoot your eye out!

4. 1941 (1979) – an inappropriate comedy, what else is this magical season for?

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)– Tim Burton’s animate awesomeness

2. Brazil (1985)– an “unChristmas” Christmas film

And #1…

Die Hard (1988)– I’ll let Forbes explain this one: “Could it be anything else? Of course not, because Die Hard is everything every Christmas movie should always be forever. It’s a mix of the baddie from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas; the unbeatable hero who shows up to teach everyone a lesson from Miracle On 34th Street; the ghosts of past, present, and future who bring insight and change from A Christmas Carol; plus every redemptive struggle about family and personal evolution and good versus evil, all wrapped up in a big shiny box with a bow made of explosions and bullets. There’s Christmas, and then there’s Christmas with punching terrorists in the face and winning back your entire family.” There you have it.

 

Let me be the first to say Happy Holidays! Make this year a good one.

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