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Every year, at this time, there is a surge of rentals and viewerships in the movies related to the holidays, where Christmas stories and family bondings are lapped up by viewers wanting to glimpse a world that could be.
Christmas movies offer the ideal world where family values, love and care in the community and a harmonious atmosphere is showcased. Movies like Home Alone, Love Actually, or the 1946 classic It’s a Wonderful Life provide an alternative, fantasy version of our world.
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