We’re sending wishes for a relaxing, peaceful season, maybe with a favorite holiday movie. These are a few of ours.
A Christmas Story by Reger Jacobs
"The quintessential holiday film growing up in my home. To this day, my dad recants Ralphie’s inner narrative whenever an opportune moment arises in daily life."
It’s a Wonderful Life by Jeremy Schwartz
"It’s a Wonderful Life is a religion in our family. Not a Christmas season goes by where we don’t watch that movie in its entirety at least twice. It has become performance theater given the way our entire extended family acts out every line of dialogue from Frank Capra’s masterpiece. Despite all our family antics, the story of George Bailey and his dreams — both those realized and those swallowed up by his life in Bedford Falls — is an enduring tale of character. That penny-ante Bailey Building and Loan was the anchor keeping George’s aspirations at bay, as well as the key to him becoming ‘The Richest Man in Town.’"
A Christmas Vacation by Justyn Iannucci
"Essential holiday viewing in my book (along with Die Hard). It really captures how far we will go to keep traditions alive, no matter how outdated or goofy they are. They're what we know and love. Also— any scene with Cousin Eddie is pure gold. "
Elf by Peter Simpson
"Elf is one of the most quoted movies in our family. It certainly is for my 6 and 8-year-old at least. We watch it early and often, and always try to remember that ‘The best way to share Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.’"
Home Alone by Majo Balta
"It’s one of the few all american christmas movies that has captures the hearts of kids all over the world. Including mine, all the way to Peru. Kevin McCallister is the kid that lived the Christmas I always wanted to, and being home alone he acted the same way all of our inner kids would too."