What are Franklin High School’s Favorite Christmas Movies?

Bridget Haggerty, Writer

Holiday movies are a great way to get into the Christmas spirit with your family.

There are hundreds of popular movies, but sorting through them can be a hassle. To the right, is a pie chart of Franklin High School’s favorites. The top three, out of 59 students and faculty, were:

1. Home alone (all four movies counted) 

Many families watch Home Alone every year, as a Christmas tradition. The idea of the movie came from a funny thought that James Hughes, the writer and director, had. This family comedy is an 80s classic, grossing $476.7 worldwide.

Hannah Auer, freshman, and Katie Zercie, sophomore, both said that their favorite Christmas movie was Home Alone 1

The family favorite is special to Hannah because she watches it every year with her family. She said: “I love the scene where he saves his house with boobie traps.” 

Katie Zercie said: “I like the part when [Kevin] steals the toothbrush.”

Ways to watch

This year, the first, second, and third Home Alone movies are available with a Disney Plus subscription and are rentable for $4 on Youtube, Apple Tv, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Prime.


2. Elf 

This holiday staple is also popular among families during the December break. This family comedy sparks endless laughter, being packed with hilarious scenes. Elf is about a regular boy named Buddy (Will Ferrell), who grew up in the North Pole being raised as an elf. When he takes a trip to NY in search of his biological father, he does not fit in with the crowd. 

When asked her favorite part, sophomore Abi Cheng said: “When Buddy eats the gum off the benches.”

Ways to watch

Elf is available on HBO Max, Hulu, Sling TV, Starz, Amazon Prime, Philo, and rentable for $4 on Youtube, Vudu, Google Play, and Apple Tv.


3. The Grinch 

The green and sarcastic Grinch is one of the most recognizable Christmas characters out there. This is another family comedy favorite, with a classic Christmas story. The original How the Grinch Stole Christmas came out in 1966. Since then, there have been two remakes including the live-action, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), and then the newly animated one, The Grinch (2018).  

Ways to watch

The Grinch (2018) is available on Hulu, and Sling TV, and is rentable for $4 dollars on Youtube, Vudu, Google Play, and Apple Tv.


The runner ups were:


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