25 Days of Christmas Cinematic Cheer

By: Andrea Karkafi ’19 (Guest Writer)

Merry December, movie fanatics! The holidays are finally here, so start clearing your schedule! If you are in the mood for some Christmas family favorites, then brew a cup of hot cocoa topped with marshmallows and whipped cream, grab your fluffiest blanket, and curl up in front of the TV because we have a line-up of some of your favorite holiday movies for this week!


December 1 – Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin

December 2 – The Santa Clause 2, starring Tim Allen

December 3 – It’s a Wonderful Life, starring George Bailey

December 4 – Miracle on 34th Street, starring Edmund Gwenn

December 5 – Jack Frost, starring Michael Keaton

December 6 – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, starring Dylan and Cole Sprouse

December 7 – Elf, starring Will Ferrell


After your week with the family, remember to listen for that bell, because according to Zuzu Bailey, “every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings”!

Week 2

Now that the family movies are through, is it just you and your significant other? Well don’t you worry, because we have the perfect movies to get you into that romantic mood! Get ready to light the fireplace, dim the lights, grab your boo and turn on the tv for some Christmas romance!


December 8 – Love Actually, starring Hugh Grant

December 9 – The Holiday, starring Cameron Diaz

December 10- Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby

December 11 – A White Christmas, starring Bing Crosby

December 12 – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey


While watching these movies with the partner that you adore, appreciate the little things in life and realize that, as the Grinch says, “maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more”.

Week 3

Everyone loves a good romantic Christmas movie, but we all know that no matter how old you are, cartoons always have a special place in your heart! This week’s list of Christmas cartoons will get you in an instantly brighter mood and in full Christmas spirit!


December 13 – A Charlie Brown Christmas, starring Peter Robbins as Charlie Brown

December 14 – Mickey’s Christmas Carol, starring Alan Young as Scrooge McDuck

December 15 – Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, starring Susan Blu as Grandma

December 16 – A Christmas Carol, starring Alastair Sim as Scrooge

December 17 – Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, starring Wayne Allwine as Mickey Mouse

December 18 – The Muppet Christmas Carol, starring Steve Whitmire as Kermit the Frog


As you all are busy getting ready for Christmas, remember that “it’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters. It’s who’s around it”. Good advice, Charlie Brown!

Week 4

Ready to time travel back to your childhood? The movies we have for you this week will have you forgetting your age and will take you back to the good old days where finals didn’t exist!


December 19 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

December 20 – Scrooge

December 21 – Fred Claus

December 22 – A Dog Named Christmas

December 23 – Frosty the Snowman

December 24 – A Christmas Story

December 25 – The Polar Express


Christmas Day is finally here!!! On this special day of the year, while watching The Polar Express, listen to Santa when he tells you that “the true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart”. MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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