All time holiday favorites

By Jessica Marrella
December 10, 2004

Cecelia Francisco

With winter break quickly approaching, students and faculty are anticipating their free time to enjoy the holiday. One way to kickoff the holiday spirit is by sitting down in front of the television, cozy under warm blankets to watch Christmas movies. Whether they’re oldies but goodies or new releases, everyone has a favorite Christmas flick.

David Teagle, manager of the Blockbuster on Lancaster Ave., said that certain movies are always in high demand this season. Among these movies are “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “White Christmas” and “The Grinch.” These coveted rentals are just a few of the favorite movies of people here at Cabrini.

Michelle Murray, senior graphic design and studio work major, couldn’t pick just one favorite. “‘The Santa Clause’ is one of my favorites because Tim Allen reminds me of my dad,” Murray said. Her other favorite Christmas movie is “Home Alone” because Kevin McAllister is hysterical. Sebastian Dronski, junior political science major, has to agree that “Home Alone” is the all time best Christmas movie because “it’s so amazing.”

Kharisma McIlwaine, junior English and communication major, thinks that “It’s a Wonderful Life” is the best Christmas movie. “I watch it every year with my family,” McIlwaine said. Lauren Walker, junior special and elementary education major, also feels that “A Wonderful Life” is “the best movie ever” because it is a good family movie.

Mary Oschell, junior elementary education major, says that “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is her favorite holiday movie because it has great quotable lines.

Another favorite at Cabrini is “A Christmas Story.” Chris Loringer, sophomore graphic design major, has watched the movie ever since he was little. Maura Gertz, sophomore English and communication major, looks forward to the 24-hour marathon of the movie.

Saleem Brown, admissions counselor, says, “My favorite part is at the end of the movie when the kid gets his tongue stuck to a pole.” Just the thought of the scene alone sends Brown into uncontrollable laughter.

Maggie Cassidy, senior special and elementary education major, enjoys the more recent movie “Elf.” “I like ‘Elf’ because it is so funny, and I love Will Ferrell,” Cassidy said.

Cabrini’s top 5 Christmas Movies
(in no particular order)

1. “It’s a Wonderful Life”
2. “A Christmas Story”
3. “The Santa Clause”
4. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
5. “Home Alone”

Jessica Marrella

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