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.
Home Alone (1990)
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.
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:
“All I Want for Christmas is You”
“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