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Entertainment & Media

“What is the Best Christmas Movie?”

Mya Hans

Volume 4 Issue 2

January 16, 2024

“What is the Best Christmas Movie?”

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With the Holiday season approaching, there are a lot of activities to do. Whether it’s making gingerbread houses, caroling, or putting up Christmas lights, everyone is getting festive. Typically, as December starts to roll around, people watch Christmas movies. My personal favorite is Elf. It is about a human named Buddy who grew up thinking he was an elf but figures out that he was actually adopted by Santa Claus. He travels from the North Pole to New York City in hopes of finding his real parents. This simple plotline makes for a hilarious yet heartwarming story. I look forward to watching it every year. Despite my opinions on the best Christmas movie, many people might think otherwise. There are so many to choose from. What do the students and teachers at Valley Stream North think the best Christmas movie is?  

Tenth grader Naomi Gonzalez says Home Alone is her favorite because she likes the “creativity” and the “planning process Kevin has when he sets up the traps for the burglars.” Eleventh Grader Afaf Aswad says her favorite Christmas movie is The SpongeBob Christmas Movie. She likes it because it has her favorite cartoon character, and she likes the aesthetic of the movie. English teacher Nicole Ryan’s favorite is Elf because she loves the actor, Will Ferell, and the scenes where he goes to New York City for the first time. Other student and teacher favorites included The Grinch, A Christmas Story, The Princess Switch, Die Hard (debatable), The Polar Express, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more. There were many answers, but the majority of the students and teachers at Valley Stream North thought Home Alone was the best Christmas movie, saying it was their favorite. This is a staple Christmas movie, which makes sense why it was favored the most. Have you seen this Christmas classic? If so, do you agree? Happy Holidays! 

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