Looking for entertainment during the holiday season? Several films are great for relaxing and getting into the holiday spirit.
Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special is perfect for a mature audience who likes a good laugh. Dunham, who frequented the college scene in his early days with his shows, has been a famous ventriloquist for over fifty-three years and has captivated audiences around the globe. His Christmas special features the five classic puppets he created: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, Bubba J., and Jose Jalapeno, each with their own unique story to tell and a special twist specific to their personalities. This show should be on everyone’s holiday movie list and can be enjoyed for years to come.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly movie, Elf is a great choice. This fun, lighthearted movie stars Will Ferrell (he/him) as Buddy, a grown man raised as an elf in Santa’s workshop. When Buddy learns that he is human, he embarks on a journey to find his father. Along the way, Buddy faces many challenges as he navigates the unfamiliar human world. However, his childlike enthusiasm and contagious Christmas spirit help him make new friends and spread holiday cheer. Elf is a heartwarming and hilarious movie that is sure to put you in a festive mood.
For a classic Christmas nostalgia movie, the 1966 Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! views the less cheery aspect of Christmas. In the film, the Grinch, played by Boris Karloff (he/him), expresses his deep hatred for Christmas, from the Hoos down in Whoville to the big jolly guy called Santa and all the annoying presents. To put an end to it all, he decides to become Santa himself, but with a twist. He entrusts his dog, Max, to become his Rudolph and designs a state-of-the-art sleigh. On Christmas Eve, he sneaks into children’s houses but instead of delivering presents, he takes them away. He wants the children to feel the same way about Christmas that he does. To avoid spoiling the ending for any newcomers, you’ll have to watch this treasured movie for yourself. What’s your favorite holiday movie?