Faculty Favorite Holiday Movies

By Chloe Kauffman ’18

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Filled with twinkling lights, the smell of baking cookies, quality time with family, and seasonal music, the holiday season gives people much to look forward to.

For many people, one of the classic holiday traditions they partake in is the watching of holiday movies. The CV faculty members are no strangers to the iconic films that play on repeat throughout the season.

With an overwhelming eleven votes out of thirty-eight responses (though some participants could not choose just one movie), “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” appears to be the favorite movie of many of the staff, including Mr. Hovan, Ms. Brown, Mrs. Longacre, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Slater, Mrs. Orr, Mrs. Witmer, Mrs. Gleason, Mr. Maisano, Mrs. Hartranft, and Mrs. Kuhn.

Coming in at a close ten votes, “It’s A Wonderful Life” is the preferred movie of Mrs. Davey, Mr. Turner, Mr. Pieters, Mrs. Whitley, Mrs. Gleason, Mrs. Gonzalez, Dr. Daneker, Mrs. Heinly, Mrs. Borden, and Mrs. Neikirk. These teachers must have been very excited to see the CV Drama Department’s rendition of the Christmas classic this past November!

“White Christmas” ranks third with seven votes, including Mrs. Davey, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Fake, Mrs. DeLaParra, Mrs. Samberg, and Ms. Rivera.

Two movies earned a total of four votes – “A Christmas Story” and “Elf”. Mrs. Hintz, Mr. Oxendine, Mr. T. Thomas, and Dr. Fecera prefer Will Ferrell’s famed performance, while Mr. Hovan, Mr. Thornton, Mr. Marinaro, and Mr. Trout wish for Ralphie to get a “Red Ryder air rifle.”

The classic Christmas hit “Home Alone” has three votes, each from Mr. High, Mr. Pieters, and Mr. Brubaker.

With two votes, the cartoon version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is the favorite of Mr. DiPerna and Miss Meck (and, if it counts, it is my favorite too).

Finally, both “A Christmas Carol” and “The Shop Around the Corner” tally up one vote, from Mrs. King and Ms. Rivera, respectively.

A special thanks to all of the CV faculty members who participated in the survey! Happy holidays, and enjoy whichever holiday movie is your favorite!