Netflix and chill: holiday edition

Alyssa Pearson

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January 26, 2022

On any given day, people sit on the couch, reach for the remote, and see the Netflix symbol appear on the TV. However, what to watch is always the nagging question. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. Netflix offers a wide variety of Christmas movies to kick off the holidays. These programs are sure to appeal to the people who plan on skipping the “Happy Thanksgiving” phase.  

“I think it’s a good time to start celebrating the Christmas season because Christmas is only six weeks away,” Emily Collins, sophomore, said. 

One of the more popular Christmas movies on Netflix is Illumination’s “The Grinch” and “Dr. Suess’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Each movie is a take on the classic story of how the Grinch tries to steal Christmas from Whoville, but the spirit of Christmas changes his heart. 

“Christmas is my favorite time of year, and it’s [The Grinch] one of my favorite Christmas movies. I love watching movies,” Ava Scott, freshman, said. 

Another Netflix movie is “Let It Snow.” A snowstorm hits a small western town on Christmas Eve, trapping a group of teens. That night, each friend finds love lives and friendships colliding. On Christmas morning, nothing will ever be the same. 

“It [“Let It Snow”] was really heartwarming, and it got me in the Christmas spirit,” Savana Lambert, senior, said. 

“The Holiday Calendar” is an additional movie to get into the holiday season. The story is about a talented photographer who dreams of opening her own studio. However, Abby is withholding herself from her dreams, until her childhood best friend convinces her to pursue her goals. Abby’s grandfather gives her an antique calendar that predicts the future and helps navigate her love life. This romantic Christmas movie is perfect for people who enjoy sappy holiday films. 

“It [“The Holiday Calendar”] was creative and original considering how many Christmas movies are out there; it had an interesting storyline and a good cast. Movies are the best way to prepare for the season because they always bring positive energy, and that’s part of why Christmas is so special because everyone is happy,” Daniel Varnell, sophomore, said. 

Whether one is celebrating the holidays already or suffering from Scrooge like symptoms, these movies are bound to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.