Top 4 Christmas movies recommended by BSM students

Knight Errant polled students to discover their favorite Christmas movies. Here are the top four.

Brooks Carver and Luke Mathwig


Starting off the list at Number 1 is Elf. Starring comedian and actor Will Ferrell, the movie has aspects of both good acting and comedy, which has been in the homes of families since it came out. The movie was directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum.

The release of Elf in 2003 was the prime time for current high school students to indulge in watching this movie. Families across America went to see this movie, and it is clearly still extremely popular with the teens of today. The uniqueness of the movie is a huge reason why it did so well on the charts. The movie had several different elements of entertainment, which made it easy for several different demographics to enjoy the film.

Home Alone

Sitting in Number 2 is one of the most iconic Christmas movies ever made: Home Alone. Home Alone was brought to life in November of 1990 and grossed $285,761,243 in the box office for just America, most Christmas holiday movies never come close to that much money. The movie was directed by Chris Columbus and written by John Hughes.

Since the release of Home Alone was before current BSM students’ time, most people would think that this “old” movie wouldn’t be popular among students of today, but the KE poll says differently. Home Alone is one of the most watched Christmas movies in America and that doesn’t surprise these writers at all. The film does a great job of creating an emotional connection with the main character Kevin McCallister (played by Macullay Culkin), and at the same time, makes it seem ok that he is left home alone.


Polar Express

Coming in at Number 3 on the list is The Polar Express. Starring Tom Hanks and based on Chris Van Allsburg’s famous children book, the movie follows three kids as they take a magical train to the North Pole on Christmas Eve as their belief in Santa Claus is renewed.

The Polar Express was released in 2004, a time when current BSM students would have been very young, so they are able to claim it as their generation’s Christmas movie, and they still hold it close in their hearts today. It also introduced movie fans to revolutionary and never-before-seen animation which is still appealing to audiences today.


Charlie Brown Christmas

Although It’s sad to see that many beloved classic Christmas movies such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and It’s a Wonderful Life were unable to crack the top of the list, Charlie Brown Christmas was still able to make it at Number 4. The movie features many characters from the famous Peanuts cartoons and follows Charlie Brown as he struggles to get in the holiday spirit and directs a Christmas play.

Charlie Brown Christmas was released in 1965 and is the oldest movie on this list. It has been passed down from generation to generation, and the movie’s popularity can most likely be credited to this and nostalgia.