by Lina Montz
When it comes to favorite Christmas movies, there are so many to choose from. Even though there are a numerous amount of Christmas holiday films with differentiating plots, the theme is always the same: the importance of friends and family. Yet, while the themes of all these Christmas movies boil down to the same matter, everybody has their favorites. The interesting part about it is that when it comes to Holiday films, those of the comedic genre are most favored. Shown in the poll results below, most people voted for Elf and A Christmas Story, two popular Christmas comedies. Why is it these two films beat out Christmas classics such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? Perhaps it relates back to the prevalent theme of family and friends as the true meaning of Christmas, but also the need for entertainment in terms of laughter. As far as the Other category goes, some names that were thrown out were National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Santa Clause, and Die Hard. (All comedies and one action film set around Christmas time).
Poll Results -
A Christmas Story: 24%
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: 14%
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: 10%