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Staff picks: Christmas movies

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Macaulay Culkin in 1990's "Home Alone."

Clara Sloan, Opinion Editor

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As December commences, the holiday traditions that consume popular culture start to come into view. Most prominently, movies tend to be the star of Christmas culture.

In the spirit of Christmas movie appreciation, seven Green Pride staff members chose their favorites, and just what makes them so acclaimed.

For junior Ellie Fowks, 1989’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a family favorite.

“It still has heart-felt parts while being hilarious,” Fowks said.

Similarly, sophomore Camryn Robinson says that despite it being played “too much” on T.V., Christmas Vacation is a classic that feels relatable.

Junior Abby Smith feels that the British favorite Love Actually is Christmas originality at its finest.

“It’s different than a typical Christmas movie,” Smith said. “I like how it has a bunch of different characters and plots within the plot.”

Sophomore Haley Moss’s pick is the family comedy-drama “The Family Stone.”

“It’s everything you would want. It’s funny and heart-felt and there’s a twist at the end that ties it together,” Moss said.

For seniors Reaghan Wharff and Micah Faulds, 1990’s iconic Home Alone is the favorite.

“I think it’s kind of an independent movie,” Wharff said. “Not a lot of movies are about a kid being left at home.”

“It’s every child’s dream to be left home alone, but then you’re sad that you’re not with your family and home alone, microwaving things,” Faulds said.

The beloved A Christmas Story takes the cake for senior Rylee Wilson.

“It’s just such a classic. It’s not too sentimental. It’s a good amount of Christmas and comic,” Wilson said.

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