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Christmas Checklist🎄: Holiday Movies to Improve Your English

Movies do more than entertain their audience, even though that is the primary goal. You can learn about a country’s culture and language with film, and watching movies made in that language should be part of your lessons if you want to learn a new language.

Moses Famuyiwa
Moses Famuyiwa

When asked, most people will say they watch movies for entertainment. Many people also watch movies to see their favorite actors showcasing their excellent skills to the world. Some will say they watch movies to learn and understand more of a language. These are valid reasons to watch movies and will vary from one individual to the next.

Movies do more than entertain their audience, even though that is the primary goal. You can learn about a country’s culture and language with film, and watching movies made in that language should be part of your lessons if you want to learn a new language.

With Christmas around the corner, having a movie checklist for a holiday is never a terrible idea. Are you looking for a Christmas movie for students learning English? Keep reading; we have some of the most-watched holiday movies to add to your checklist.

Christmas is better with Christmas Movies🍿

Everybody loves the Christmas season. The light, the music, the snow, and the positivity from family, friends, and neighbors all spreading love and cheer bring a jolly mood to everyone. However, the holiday vibe is only complete with watching a few Christmas movies with your loved ones. Get your favorite holiday movies ready and have fun with your family.

As mentioned before, you can and should watch movies for entertainment. However, it would help if you utilized other functions these movies serve. We have you covered if you still need to get a movie checklist, and our checklist movies are also the perfect Christmas movies for students.

These movies will undoubtedly entertain you, but they will also help you improve your English by an excellent percentage—entertaining and educative? It doesn’t get any better than this.

Here is a list of some of the most-watched holiday movies:

The Santa Clause🎅🏻

Scott, played by actor Tim Allen is divorced and has gotten custody of his son, Charlie, on Christmas Eve when he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit who happens to be the real Santa. The body of the man disappears, but his clothes remain. In Santa’s pocket, Scott finds a card that says, “put on my suit if something should happen to me, and Reindeer will know what to do.”

Scott puts on the suit upon persuasion from Charlie, sees eight Reindeer and a sleigh perched on his roof, and delivers the rest of the presents in the sleigh from rooftop to rooftop till they get to their final stop—the North Pole. At the North Pole, the head elf tells Scott he must replace the last Santa.

Miracle on 34th street

An older man named Kringle is hired to play Santa at Macy’s by a divorced woman named Doris to fill in for their intoxicated first hire. While he is good at playing Santa, Kringle claims that he is the real Santa.

Doris has a hard time believing Kringle, and so does every ones else who hears this, except one—Fred Dailey, who happens to be Doris’s neighbor who will stand as Kringle’s lawyer in a suit to win back his freedom, and prove his claims to be the confirmed Santa Clause.

White Christmas

Two friends of ex-military status become a song and dance team (Bob Wallace and Phil Davis), meet and get romantically with another dance team, which is a sister’s act (Betty and Judy). The sisters have to travel to Vermont to perform for a Christmas show which Wallace and Davis accompany; there, they find their former military commander, General Waverly as the lodge owner. Here, they find him on the brink of bankruptcy and strive to help him save his lodge.

However, there is a rift between Bob and Betty in the process, leaving Phil and Judy to try to bring them back together if they can.

The Grinch

On the outskirts of Whoville, a revengeful green hermit known only as the Grinch sets out to make this Christmas the worst for all the citizens of Whoville, who happen to love Christmas. He and his hapless dog set out from their secluded mountaintop home, with their purpose being to wreak revenge and misery on the people of the town.

However, one person believes there is still good in the Grinch and is determined to show him the true meaning of Christmas.

The movie checklist✅

Check out the following list of the most-watched holiday movies; you can bet they are also the best Christmas movies for students.

You are ready for the holidays!

Yes, congratulations! You have made it this far. You can officially have the best movie checklist of the season; your English-speaking skills will thank you.

This will help you understand how words and sentences you may learn are used for effective communication. Also, because languages are ever-evolving, movies will help you keep track of the changes in the language.

Go through your checklist, and have a wonderful holiday.

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