Eight movies to watch this winter


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While the weather turns chilly, stay inside and treat yourself to a winter holiday movie.

Fargo: Set in the winter of 1987 in Minnesota, small town sherriff Marge Gunderson (Francis McDormand) uncovers a plot full of familial drama, money, and murder. A classic by the Minnesota native Coen brothers, Fargo is the perfect winter drama.

Elf: In this holiday classic, human being Buddy is accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and is raised as an elf. Played by none other than Will Ferrel, Buddy goes to New York City in search of his father in full elf attire. After a DNA test confirms they are related, Buddy’s father, Walter Hobbs (James Caan), reluctantly begins building a relationship with his naive, Christmas-loving son.

Ice Age: In a prehistoric world, before humans ever walked the planet, there were animals. This Blue Sky Studios animated movie tells the story of a mammoth and his friends transversing the icy terrain, where danger is lurking all around.

A Christmas Story: Set in the 1940’s, A Christmas Story tells the hilarious tales of Ralphie and his family as they prepare for the year’s Christmas traditions — except that everything that can go wrong, does.

Little Women: In the 1860’s, four independent sisters are on their own journey. They face challenges regarding poverty, and redefine what it means to be a woman. The sisters aren’t perfect, but they discover what it means to be a family.

Home Alone: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Malcauly Culkin) must protect his home from a pair of holiday season burglars after being forgotten at home by his family during a Christmas vacation.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: During World War II, with tensions high, four siblings are sent away from the chaos. They end up in a different world, where an evil queen is after them, and they must enlist the help of a lion and train to defeat her.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: The Griswold family is the perfect image of an American nuclear family, complete with the immensely overbearing (and funny) stress of making this Christmas even better than the last.

Which of these winter movies are your favorite?

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