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The Reflection

Christmas isn’t always cheerful

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Christmas is a very comforting time of the year, with cookies, presents and family. But most importantly, great classic movies like The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation that almost everyone has seen them make the season bright. Then you have the other end of the candycane scale. These are the top three worst Christmas movies Jingle All the Way, National Lampoon’s 2  and Home Alone 3.

Jingle All the Way courtesy 20th Century Fox

First, Jingle All the Way. Its first problem is casting Arnold Schwarzenegger in a Christmas movie, because it’s impossible to focus on the meaning of Christmas when there is an award-winning bodybuilder staring into your soul. Arnold is a good actor, but he just isn’t suited for a family Christmas movie. Stick to killing the Predator.

“Having Arnold in a Christmas movie definitely killed the mood of a christmas movie, just didn’t seem right, was not a good movie, I rate it 2 out of 3,’’ said Business Management teacher, Mrs.Hansen.

Christmas Vacation 2 courtesy of Warner Brothers

Second, National Lampoons 2. Oh my, where do we start? The first National Lampoon is definitely one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time. It shows how to become a family during rough times and also how to put on a great light show. Its cousin Lampoon’s 2 had none of these! It barely had anything about Christmas in the actual movie at all.

“I think it’s a really bad movie… definitely one of the worst Christmas movies i’ve ever seen,” said sophomore Luke Scoles.

Home Alone 3 courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Third, Home Alone is such a great movie, but after the first one, the franchise started going downhill. Home Alone 3 is definitely the worst movie on this list because it swapped out the original cast with new actors, and the main character’s family has a chronic problem of leaving their kid behind.  For a movie series to be worthwhile, it has to change up each individual movie’s plot at least a little; it can’t just be the same family forgetting the same child every time.

“What kind of director is going to try and switch the actors and actresses and leave the same family, leaving the same kid at different houses?” said senior Jasmine Granados.

Christmas is a time of togetherness and joy, but when bad Christmas movies come into play, they ruin the spirit of the holiday altogether.

Wyatt Drum

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