Tis the season to load up the TV and chill on the couch. As the weather continues its trend of freezing weather, why not stay indoors and watch other people enjoy the elements? This is my first Christmas in the area so if you have any tips or recommendations, please feel free to contact me. I have spent a great portion of my life in Arizona, so I am much better at handling warmer climates than colder climates. If you think I missed a great film or think I would enjoy a certain Christmas film, my email is always open. The last movie I saw in theaters was “Dragon Ball Z,” so I am looking to expand my horizons. This might not be a movie but the “Hey Arnold” episode “Arnold’s Christmas,” Arnold reunites Mr. Hyunh’s long-last daughter to him so that might be a tearjerker if you are a millennial. The Rugrats’s “A Rugrats Chanukah” was also solid as well and taught me a little bit about Judaism. Despite the extremely cold weather and diseases going around, we are going to bring in the New Year on a positive note one way or another.
1. “Home Alone” (1990)
As a’90s baby, I had to give this movie a spot out of respect. I also learned that they made five sequels to “Home Alone” so if anyone has “Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House,” on DVD, let me know. I still cannot believe Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song together. Both seem like decent people. Nowadays, Macaulay looks like a game show host so I think he should segue into The Price is Right gig once Drew Carey steps down. This film is available on Disney+ and on Amazon.
2. “Elf” (2003)
Few people ooze Christmas spirit more than Will Ferrell so this film is a must watch around this time of the year. I had no idea the blonde woman in Elf was Zooey Deschanel until now so I am honestly taken aback. I assumed she was a brunette her whole life and blew up from New Girl. I myself am not the biggest movie person but if you put Will Ferrell in it I might consider. This film is available on HBO Max.
3. “Home Sweet Home Alone” (2021)
Thirty-one years after the original “Home Alone,” Disney decided that the next generation also needed to see this franchise. After Disney bought Fox, it was a matter of time before they put their own version on Disney+ so why not check it out? This film also features Mikey Day of “Wild ‘n Out” so you know there will definitely be some shenanigans going on. It’s available on demand.
4. “The Santa Clause” (1994)
Tim Allen’s transformation from dealing coke to America’s Santa has to be one of the greatest rebrands in world history. Tim Allen’s last name is not Allen it is actually Dick so he is a liar and a snitch apparently. Tim Allen killing Santa in real life is probably the most believeable scene in his career to be honest considering he got a DUI in 1998. This movie was also solid in my opinion. This movie is currently available on Disney+.
5. “Friday After Next” (2002)
In my opinion, few people can bring in the Christmas spirit more than Mike Epps and Ice Cube so why not gather around the fireplace for this 2002 classic? Few people are jollier than Ice Cube so I would definitely recommend this film about him getting his rent money and Christmas presents back. This film is available on HBO Max and Amazon Prime.