28 | WINTER 20206. A CHRISTMAS STORYA Christmas Story is told from the point of view of a young boy named Ralphie, and follows him as herecounts his experiences through the holiday season with his family. Throughout the film, all he wantsis to persuade his parents and Santa to get him a Red Ryder BB for Christmas. A Christmas Story is themovie that almost everyone has playing somewhere on Christmas morning. It’s another movie that’sa popular family tradition to watch together, and the lack of story-line, besides what it means to be afamily on Christmas, really works for the film’s structure.7. LITTLE WOMEN (2020)An adaption of the classic 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women follows the journey of theMarch family, but more specifically Jo March, as she strives to become an important writer. Jo and hersisters experience everything from romance to family conflict in this coming of age story. Little Womenisn’t your traditional Christmas film. It’s definitely much more cinematic, and features a star-studdedcast. The story itself is timeless, and the film creates a sense of family unique to the holiday season.8. WHITE CHRISTMASFollowing WW2, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis leave the army to pursue a successful career in showbusiness. While the pair are in Florida, they meet sisters Betty and Judy Haynes, who are interested inshow business as well and have a sister act together. Instantly attracted to Judy, Phil convinces Bob totravel up to Vermont with the pair to perform a giant show at a dying ski lodge.
29 | WINTER 20209. RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEERRudolph, a reindeer living in the North Pole, has a glowing red nose and is made fun of by the otherreindeers for his deformity. Feeling like an outcast, he runs away and meets Hermey the elf and YukonCornelius, a miner, and the trio escapes the North Pole. As they are being hunted by an abominablesnowman who stalks the land, they run to the Island of Misfit Toys. When a great snowstorm hits onChristmas, Rudolph must return to the North Pole and use his nose to help Santa guide his sleigh.For anyone who has ever felt like a misfit, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer teaches us that our quirksactually make us very special. The film also has fun musical numbers and is a family favorite all around.10. ELFElf follows a man named Buddy who was accidentally taken to the North Pole as a baby and nowbelieves he is an elf. Buddy soon learns that his true father, Walter Hobbs, lives in New York City. Afterdiscovering that his father is on the naughty list, he sets out to meet him to try and change him. Alongthe way, he meets new friends, falls in love, and saves the Christmas spirit that has been lost aroundthe world. Despite the fact that Elf only came on the scene recently, it became a cult classic almostovernight, with many tuning to see why it was so good. If you haven’t watched Elf, you must be livingunder a rock.FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @lionsdigest1