For most, it's not the holidays until they sit around the TV with loved ones, starting or continuing traditions built around holiday movies.
We asked the staff of NRG Process Solutions what their favorite movies are, just in case you need a suggestion or two this holiday season.
Thomas Chadwick, President - I really like that movie with Jimmy Stewart, It's A Wonderful Life.
Troy Chadwick, Director/Owner - My favorite Christmas shows are classic cartoons. Donald duck, frosty, Rudolph, Mickey, etc! I just remember always watching them when I was a kid and always like to go back and revisit them.
Ryan Bernales, Project Manager - My favorite Christmas movie now is Home Alone, I remember watching this in the theatre with my brother when it was originally released and now, I get to see my 4-year-old daughter laugh and enjoy the movie today which focuses on the importance of family and forgiveness!
Louis Gurica, Drafting Manager - My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase, classic. Represents the toil and turmoil of Family gatherings, yet having the sense of Love, forgiveness and companionship of friends and family over the holidays. And the unique relationships we have with the outdoor critters, especially Squirrels.
Natalia Hennady, Project Manager - I like all Christmas movies. I don’t know if I can pin down one favorite!
Rob McLaughlin, Director of Business Development - My favorite Christmas movie is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. A relatable caricature of a family, it is the perfect holiday movie. Timelessly heartwarming, sweet, and downright hilarious! Although I have watched it habitually every year, I always find a new favourite quote or part. From any number of cousin Eddie’s NSFW quotes regarding his RV or rubber sheets to the less obvious, “I don’t know, Margo!” it is just too funny!
Jessie Wagstaff, Office Manager - My favorite Christmas movie is The Grinch; all of them. It is a great reminder that no matter how crazy the Christmas season gets that it is really about family/friends. “Maybe Christmas (he thought) doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”
Rob "RJ" Jamieson, Marketing Co-Ordinator - My favorite Christmas movie is Scrooged with Bill Murray. There’s something about the darker take on the holidays, while still highlighting that kindness through the season makes everything so much more important that I absolutely love. I love Murray in anything he’s done, and this take on Dicken’s tale is an absolute must in my household.