The meaning behind Christmas movies

What to expect in December, 2013

What to expect in December, 2013

Jocelyn Moran, Social Media Team


Popular movies in December give teenagers and their families an opportunity to spend time with each other and have a joyful time, as they do not have to worry about school or work.

To this day, movies that come out during or near Christmas day gain the most popularity. Movie theaters in December are constantly filled with families waiting in line to see these appealing movies. During Christmas time, teenagers don’t have to worry about completing their homework or school, and adults don’t have to worry about going to work. Between homework and extracurriculars that teenagers struggle with on a daily basis, it gets difficult for them to spend time with their family and friends. Having winter break near Christmas gives teenagers the opportunity to take a break from school, and enjoy their free time at the movie theater with their family and friends. “I watch movies during Christmas time because I have more free time since it’s winter break, and I have more chances to go to the movies with my family and friends,” said junior Sofia Kurt.

December is a time to spend the holidays with loved ones, and movies give families the opportunity to spend, and enjoy time with each other.

Sophomore Juan Quiñonez said, “I always like to go to the movie theater near Christmas because there’s always good movies coming out, and it gives me a sense of family time.”

December also brings the cold weather giving teenagers an excuse to “cuddle.” Sophomore John Bran said, “I like to go watch a movie near Christmas at the movie theater just to enjoy the beautiful winter with a date on a Saturday or Friday night.”

Last years results reveal that “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Jack Reacher,” and “This is 40” received the most views. “This is 40” is about a dysfunctional relationship between a couple, giving families the opportunity to have a humorous time watching this movie.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was 5th in the box office last year proving it to be one of the most popular movies of the year. This year, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” will be released on Dec. 13, and with the success of last years movie, it is predicted that this years movie will be a hit as well.

Based on the box office results, movies that relate to Christmas receive the best responses from viewers. Since 1990, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” has received the most success of all Christmas movies holding a record of $260,044,825.

Justin Bieber’s movie “Never Say Never,” was a success as he talked about his life before he became famous, and his life after he became famous. After the movie being such a hit, Bieber is releasing his second movie “Believe” on Christmas Day. His second movie will be about his music, his relationships, and his life growing up in the spotlight. With his first movie being such a success, it is guaranteed that his second movie will get the same response from his screaming fans.

Other movies that students are looking forward to watch this year include: “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas,” “American Hustle,” “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” and “Grudge Match.”

Junior Daryush Shahid said, “I’m looking forward to seeing ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ because the first one was pretty funny, so I have the same expectations for this one. There are also a lot of new actors in it.”

“I’m looking forward to watching ‘Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas’ because it looks really funny, and looks like a movie that I’m going to enjoy,” said junior Julia Semmler.

Quiñonez said, “I’m really looking forward to seeing ‘Grudge Match’ because Sylvester Stallone is in it.”

Families are excited to watch “Grudge Match” because Sylvester Stallone hasn’t starred in a movie about boxing since his famous “Rocky” movies.

Bran said, “I’m a big fan of Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Rocky’ movies and I’m really excited to see him in another movie about boxing. I use to see his movies when I was little, and seeing him in ‘Grudge Match’ will remind me of when I would watch his movies with my cousin.”

From “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” to “Believe,” the box office is guaranteed to be a success during this years winter.


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