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Reviewing Underrated Christmas Movies

There are so many Christmas movies that people watch multiple times every year and end up on everyone’s favorite list. Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and the Polar Express to name a few. However, there are a couple movies that tend to fly under people’s radar during the holiday season that I really enjoy.

1.Eloise at Christmastime-This may be the entire reason I thought to create this list. This movie has been a staple in my house ever since I was young and no channel ever plays it and I don’t know a streaming service that has it. It’s so disappointing since I consider this a great movie. It features New York at Christmas Time, a really cute love story, and Julie Andrews. Need I say more. Honestly it just has the best Christmas vibes and makes me want to be a city child during the holidays. 

2.Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town-This is a 1970’s claymation movie and there is definitely nostalgia attached to my love of this movie. This style of Christmas movie is frankly boring if you don’t have an attachment to it or if you have a short attention span. Nevertheless, I always watch this over Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer because it’s just such a cute and happy movie and puts me in the holiday spirit. It talks about the origin of Santa Claus and features a lot of fun characters. 

3.Klaus-A fairly recent 2019 Netflix animated movie tells a different story of Santa Claus and it does so beautifully. I really like the animation style they chose to use for this movie and the different take on a Santa story that has a lot of heart in it. I think this was pretty popular on Netflix but since it’s so recent not a lot of people know about it. It has a very strong plot and was an Oscar nominee when it came out. 

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4.Mistle Tones- This made for tv ABC movie has been a must watch every year from me and my sisters since we watched it years ago. It’s cheesy and not great quality but the singing makes it. The main character tries out for a Christmas singing group her late mom was a part of and doesn’t make it so she decides to create her own group with co-workers of hers. It’s funny and honestly features pretty good covers of Christmas songs. I think 90% of my love for this movie is the use of the song “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” which is my personal favorite Christmas song.

5.The Holiday- This probably shouldn’t make the list because it is a pretty popular Christmas movie however I still know so many people that have no idea this movie exists. It is definitely one of my favorites and is the perfect holiday romance that does not at all feel like a Hallmark movie, although there is plenty of space for Hallmark movies during the holidays. The Holiday follows two women as they swap houses after going through relationship troubles where they are from. It features completely different sceneries with a British cottage and LA mansion as the main characters find love and learn more about themselves in these different settings. I would highly recommend everyone see the Holiday, it always puts me in a great mood.

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Rebecca Tonetti, Website Editor
Rebecca Tonetti is a senior at OLHS. This is her third year writing for Patriot Press and the Cannon and she is the current editor in chief of the Patriot Press website.

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