Holiday movies fill screens

Well-loved stories of the holiday season include It’s A Wonderful Life and more


Molly Henderson, Reporter

Perhaps a holiday tradition that I look forward to the most is watching movies with my family. We’ll watch anything from The Gift of the Magi starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse to Miracle on 34th Street, but the first movie we watch as a family each season is always Will Ferrell’s Elf

In speaking with different members of the Kokomo High School family, there isn’t one specific movie that everyone can agree on to watch. For theatre teacher Mrs. Weeks, It’s A Wonderful Life is a must watch -and I have to agree. It’s my personal favorite as well. Senior Emily Henderson also agrees, saying “It teaches you to value the time you have with people and how to learn and come back from your mistakes.” However, sophomore Nyla Boor cites Elf as her favorite holiday movie due to the humor and lighthearted nature of the story stating“I honestly just think that especially this year with everything being so negative that watching this movie and just having fun is really important.” Well, who am I to argue with that?

2020 has been quite an experience. As a community, a nation, and a world we have gone through the unimaginable. Some holiday spirit might just do the trick to ending the year right. After all, The Code of the Elves states that “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear”.