The Carroll community weighs in on Christmas movies

The movie “Elf” comes in first in an informal poll


Samantha Rock, Staff writer

Perhaps, like Buddy the elf, they think that smiling is their favorite, or that the best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear. For whatever reason, a majority of the 31 Archbishop Carroll students in an informal poll called Elf their favorite Christmas movie. 

Christmas movies bring a little bit more joy to people around the holidays. The Christmas classics such as It’s a Wonderful Life always seem to put people in the Christmas spirit.

“I love the classics,” said sophomore Katie Kutlus.

After Elf, the next most popular Christmas movie with five votes was Home Alone. However, some people do not consider Home Alone a Christmas movie because the main plot revolves around a boy named Kevin who was left behind by his parents and must defend his house against robbers.

Following Home Alone, the next most popular Christmas movie to Carroll students was National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation with four votes. 

National Lampoon’s is my favorite Christmas movie because of the scene where he [Clark] gets electrocuted,” said junior Arianna Hall. 

After National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, the next most popular movie was Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Carroll’s very own Mrs. Kaitlin Buchanan said that her favorite Christmas movie was the live-action version of The Grinch

The next most popular Christmas movie with two votes was Christmas with the Kranks.

Following Christmas with the Kranks, five movies tied for last place with one vote each. These movies were A Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Muppet Christmas Carol. 

The Nightmare Before Christmas is my favorite Christmas movie because it works for both Halloween and Christmas and those are my two favorite holidays,” said freshman Angela Daniels.