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Movies to stay in and watch on a winter's day

If you’re like me, you took advantage of your snow day on Tuesday. Yes, I got some actual work done, but that’s not what I mean. I also got a chance to catch up on a few movies! 

Here are a few films you should put into your schedule while you’re stuck inside because of the frigid cold:

Ice Age

Okay, first of all, the irony of watching this movie on a snow day should be enough to make you smile. Second, it’s hilarious! Ray Romano heads up a strong cast as a mammoth (Manny) trying to get an infant back to his parents during the Ice Age. Along the way, Manny teams up with a sloth and a saber tooth tiger, making for, shall we say, a very interesting group of companions. You’ll feel lucky you aren’t stuck in the same time period!


Okay…I cheated. This one isn’t available to own yet, but as soon as it is, BUY IT! Ahem. Frozen tells the story of two sisters, Anna and Elsa, the latter of whom posses magical powers that allow her to create ice and snow. When Elsa runs away and accidentally leaves the sisters’ kingdom frozen, her sister is forced to team up with an ice salesman, his reindeer, and a talking snowman who wants to experience summer. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and your heart will be warmed. 

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

No, this movie does not have anything to do with snow. However, it’s a classic and, if you haven’t already seen it, you’re really missing out! Ferris Bueller is a high school student who is the quintessential mischief-maker. Bueller fakes an illness to get out of school and embarks on an adventure, pulling his girlfriend and less mischievous best friend along with him. Students at the school and people in the community end up hearing of Ferris’ mystery illness and wishing him well, though the principal of his school knows better and spends the movie trying to catch Ferris running around. The film came out in 1986, but it’s definitely the right movie to watch on a day off. 

Mean Girls

Because there is never a bad time to watch this movie. Cady is the new girl, having just moved back to America from Africa, and she quickly makes friends with a quirky pair of students. However, Cady’s two new friends send her on a mission to break up the Plastics, the popular clique. Sure, sounds like a chick flick, but it’s hilarious, unforgettable, and I know quite a few guys who either secretly or outright enjoy this movie. Plus…it’s just so fetch.

Moulin Rouge

Be aware: this is a musical. But, be aware that the music in the movie is almost all adapted from songs that already existed. The story is a little chaotic, especially at the beginning, but the charm and chemistry between the two main characters, a writer and a courtesan who meet entirely by accident, make it worth it as the story goes along. There are both tragedy and comedy in the film, and it’s become somewhat of a classic, even for those who claim to "hate musicals." 

Lord of the Rings or Star Wars

Because you have a whole day to kill, why not just watch an entire series? Both of these are epic, have become classic, and will take a good chunk of (if not more than) your entire day to get through. 

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