With Christmas just a couple of days the air is pretty cheery and everyone’s looking to be in great holiday spirits. I know some of you are very skeptical about Christmas due to the capitalist pigs commercialization of such a noble idea but Christmas aka ‘Chrissy‘ at heart remains a family holiday. One of the best things to come out of its commercialization however are the carols and the movies (for us at least). So with that said, I thought why not break down the 3 most iconic Christmas movies and keep the spirit burning. So here goes our list:
- This Christmas
This movie focuses on a dysfunctional family led by single mother Ma’Dere Whitfield trying to sow her family back together during Christmas after spending four years without having a re-union. The plot thickens when the eldest son; Quentin (Idris Elba) shows up and an avalanche of secrets is unleashed upon the family from Quentin’s true military status to Baby’s (Chris Brown) secret plans to become a singer. But ultimately they find their way back to each other in true Christmas fashion, with arguably the best Christmas song of the decade being born from this movie, cementing itself as a true modern day classic.
- Home Alone
Termed by many as the most famous Christmas movie, the plot revolves around young protagonist; Kevin McCallister who’s accidentally left home as the family vacations in Paris. He then encounters burglars whose intention is to rob from their well-to-do family. He combats them in true comical fashion and in the midst of it all learns to appreciate his family a bit more. The sequel focuses on the now ex-convicts and an older Kevin who coincidentally runs into the pair and in similar fashion dispatches them.
- The Santa Clause
This trilogy focuses on disgruntled divorcee Scott who in the first movie accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit in the presence of his son whom he has custody of on Christmas-eve. They are then magically transported to the North Pole where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. In typical human nature he takes this with a grain of salt and convinces himself he’s dreaming until he suddenly gains weight and inexplicably grows a white Santa-like beard. He then wakes up to the reality that this might actually be happening and by the end of the movie takes up the Santa role. The sequels revolve around his escapades as Santa Claus and the different adversities he has to face to keep things running smoothly in the north-pole.
These movies all have one thing in common, the value of family. Now I am not oblivious to the fact that families in this times are largely dysfunctional and might not be the solid building blocks of life I’m portraying them to be. But I’m not talking about just blood relatives, I’m referring to our support systems whether it’s friends, whether it’s an activity or whether it’s actual blood relatives. This is the time to celebrate that. Hope you guys have an amazing Christmas period and may we all win in 2019.