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FCS’s Favorite Holiday Movies and Songs

By: Jared Miller (Reporter ‘22)

A few weeks ago, a survey was put out asking for all of your favorite holiday movies and songs. For the movies, there were a multitude of favorites, so a top 5, or even a top 10, is not enough to show the results. I will include the top 5 favorite holiday movies, in case you have not seen any and just want to watch the best.

  1. Elf

  2. Home Alone (1990)

  3. Polar Express

  4. Die Hard

  5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) & A Christmas Story (tie)

There were a plethora of results, however, so here are all of the other movies that received votes: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), Last Holiday, Love Actually, Rise of the Guardians, Home Alone 3 (1997), The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Muppet Christmas Carol, White Christmas, A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Prince, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Home Alone: Holiday Heist (2012), and, last but not least, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Art by Lavinia Wang '22

The other part of the survey asked for everyone’s favorite holiday songs. Out of the classics such as “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “Jingle Bells,” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” here are the results:

  1. “All I Want for Christmas is You”

  2. “White Christmas”

  3. “Mistletoe,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” and “Santa Tell Me” (tie)

Other vote-getters included “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Dominick the Donkey,” “Sleigh Ride,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Christmas Wrapping,” “The Chanukkah Song,” and many others.

Lastly, if you want to add a little bit of holiday cheer to your day but do not have 1–2 hours to spend, do not fret! I have compiled a list of holiday TV sitcom episodes, along with where you can find them for free (with a subscription). [NOTE: 2x10 means season 2 episode 10, 6x13 means season 6 episode 13, etc.]

The Office (TV-14) (Netflix): 2x10, 3x10, 5x11, 6x13, 7x11/12, 8x10, 9x09

Friends (HBO Max & Hulu Premium Subscription): 1x10, 2x09, 3x10, 4x10, 5x10, 6x10, 7x09, 7x10, 8x11, 9x10

Community (TV-14) (Netflix, Hulu, & Amazon Prime Video): 1x12, 2x11, 3x10, 4x10

Family Guy (TV-14 )(FOX for free & Hulu Premium Subscription): 3x16, 9x07, 11x08, 12x08,13x06, 15x09, 16x09, 18x09

The Simpsons (FOX for free, Disney+, & Hulu Premium Subscription): 1x01, 7x11, 9x10, 11x09, 13x06, 15x07, 17x09, 18x09, 22x08, 23x09, 25x08, 26x09, 28x10, 30x10

Parks and Recreation (TV-14) (Peacock): 2x12, 4x10, 5x09

The Big Bang Theory (TV-14) (HBO Max & Hulu Premium Subscription): 2x11, 3x11, 6x11, 7x11, 10x12

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV-14) (NBC for free, Hulu, Peacock Premium): 1x10, 2x10, 3x10, 4x10

How I Met Your Mother (TV-14) (Hulu): 2x11, 4x11, 6x12, 7x11, 8x10-12

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