The cold weather may be just arriving, but so is the season of family and friendship. I do not mean just Christmas, but Thanksgiving too. It has become a debate whether Christmas starts after Halloween or Thanksgiving. I don’t have the answer, but I do have some ideas for movies to get into the mood for both holidays that are coming up.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
It may not be the typical choice when people think of a holiday movie but that doesn't take away from the fact that it is still one. It isn’t a heartfelt romance or family movie with a deep theme, but more of a comedy that is perfect for a nighttime family gathering.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
We cannot forget about the classics. A perfect choice to allow you to feel the true meaning of Thanksgiving and possibly bring back a tiny bit of your childhood. There are more movie options that are not from your childhood as well.
Friendsgiving is a holiday comedy, although not for kids, that is perfect for a movie night with friends. With finals coming up, it could be a perfect relief from the stress of the month.
A Christmas Carol
No matter how many versions of Scrooge there are, any one of the Christmas Carol movies would be fun to watch. For a family night with younger siblings, Muppet Christmas Carol would be a great choice. Of course, there are also more realistic versions of the movie if you do not want to watch that one.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
People may argue that this movie is a Halloween movie but with Christmas as the main plot, it wins its place in the list. It is perfect for people who love the spooky season but cannot stay in it forever.
The Grinch is a classic holiday movie. Much like A Christmas Carol, there are many versions of this story. You could binge them all or only watch one. Either way, it would make for a nice start to the Christmas season.
This small list might not have all the classics that are often suggested but it does have a few movies that can make the holiday even better.