Holiday Media


Aster H. and Sarah M.

     When you think of Christmas, you think of stockings, presents, Santa Claus, and what else? Movies and music, of course! There’s a rich culture of Christmas movies and holiday-themed music, including classic movies to watch every year and songs to listen to on the radio.

     First up, we have movies. There are many Christmas movies that have come out over the years, which are a big part of the holiday season for a lot of people. One movie you’ve probably seen is The Polar Express. It’s a classic movie about believing and a lot of people have seen it, whether it was in school or on their own. It’s a great movie and really well made. Another great holiday movie is How The Grinch Stole Christmas, which is all about someone who has a hatred for Christmas and tries to steal people’s presents. It’s a great movie that shows how people can change and learn. Home Alone is another classic holiday movie and has a lot of comedy in it, too. It’s all about how the main character, Kevin, is left behind by his family during Christmas and has to fend for himself against potential robbers. A good movie with a meaningful theme is A Christmas Carol. It’s about someone who doesn’t like Christmas confronting his past and seeing how if he doesn’t change his ways, he’ll have a sad future. There are many renditions of this movie and it was originally a book by Charles Dickens. Lastly is Elf. It’s a classic Christmas movie and most people know it. It’s all about an elf that goes and meets his dad for the first time. There are many ways to celebrate the holidays, but movies are a great way to celebrate.

     Holiday songs are another staple of a merry holiday season. There are the traditional carols, like “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night,” and then the pop songs you might hear on the radio, like Sia’s “Candy Cane Lane” and “Jingle Bell Rock.” If you go caroling during Winter Break, you might sing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” or “Frosty the Snowman.” All kinds of songs are part of the holiday season, and Christmas music isn’t the only type that exists, of course. Hanukkah is also widely celebrated, and there are a lot of songs created for this holiday, for example, “I Want a Hippopotamus For Hanukkah.” There’s also a Christmas version of this, “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas.” Listening to holiday music can set the mood for a fun day during Winter Break, and get you in the mood for celebration.