Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Holiday Classic Movie

Tis the season for holiday films! This is probably one of my favorite things about the holiday season, other than the change in weather. Growing up, I used to watch White Christmas with Bing Crosby and would delight in the songs and dances from the 1950s musical film.

Still from film 'White Christmas'
A still from the holiday classic, White Christmas.

I still love this movie but also look forward to other movies during this time of year, like Elf and Love Actually.

And though there’s some problematic messages about the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” — if you listen closely to the lyrics, you can’t miss the explicit details about date rape [Editor’s note – Context matters!] — Zooey Deschanel is charming when she sings it. I’m not saying it makes it better, it just makes the song bearable.

Zooey Dechanel in Elf
Zooey Deschanel is so charming in the movie Elf. She’s also just charming as a human being. We should all be a little more like Zooey.

What’s your favorite holiday movie to watch and why?


By Luann

Feminist, Pinay, coffee lover, boba aficionado and pop culture enthusiast. Current graduate student in Peace and Conflict Studies. Dwelling in the rainy city of Portland, Oregon but always California dreaming. You can also read more of her articles at

6 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Holiday Classic Movie”

Holiday Inn. The first appearance of the song “White Christmas.” I’m scheduling my yearly viewing for Friday night with a big mug of hot chocolate. Can’t wait to watch Bing and Fred get the girl(s). One of the few examples of American culture where the main character finds out the “simple life” just sucks.

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