The Results Are In: These Are the Best Holiday Movies According to Our Instagram Followers
It’s time to get watching, BU!
It’s that time of year again, Terriers! As the weather gets colder and the holidays creep up, it’s only natural to begin your movie-binging. There’s nothing quite like snuggling up with loved ones and indulging in heartwarming films that capture the magic of the holidays. That said, it can be time-consuming to find a film everyone will agree on, so we asked the Terriers who follow @bostonu on Instagram do the picking for you. Here’s a list of the top five holiday classics our followers agreed on.
It’s funny, heartwarming, and great for the whole family. Laughing is pretty standard when watching any Will Ferrell movie, no matter what age you are. The comedy follows Buddy, a human raised by elves at the North Pole, as he embarks on a journey to New York City to find his real father, Walter Hobbs. Buddy’s childlike innocence clashes with the bustling and cynical world of humans until he’s able to spread holiday cheer.
2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
🎶 Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight! 🎶
Rudolph, of course, is a holiday classic. The film is right up there with the animated Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman movies everyone knows and loves from their childhood. The film is about one of Santa’s reindeers—Rudolph, whose luminous red nose sets him apart from his peers. Originally shamed and embarrassed by his unique feature, Rudolph discovers that his special ability becomes the key to guiding Santa’s sleigh on a foggy Christmas Eve.
Available for purchase on Amazon Prime ($7.99)
3. Home Alone
Could this be a must-watch holiday movie list without Home Alone? This was Terriers’ most loved holiday movie, winning by a landslide. In case you somehow haven’t watched it, the story follows a young boy who is accidentally left behind during his family’s vacation. While home, Kevin must defend the house against a duo of goofy burglars. It’s an original comedy classic!
4. Love Actually
This film follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love life in various loosely interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London.
The overriding message? The holidays are better when you spend them with the people who care about you, and that’s good enough for us.
Available for streaming on Netflix (free with subscription)
5. The Polar Express
Cozy up with a cup of HOT…HOT…HOT…HOT CHOC-O-LATE and catch The Polar Express! The film follows a young boy on Christmas Eve who embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on a train, the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
The train conductor, played by Tom Hanks, spoke one of the most iconic lines in holiday film history: “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”
Happy holidays, Terriers! Let us know if we missed one of your favorites in the Comment section below. ⬇️