Friday, December 15, 2017

Which Christmas Movies Do Your Generation Love?

Like many things in life, your age is likely to determine what movies you like. You'll notice a lot of '80s nostalgia in entertainment and media at the moment, and that's because it's largely Generation X (and perhaps some early Millennials) who are making it. When it comes to Christmas movies, your generation is likely to influence which ones you love.

Baby Boomers
If you're 60+, there's a good chance that the older classics could be your favorites - even if they were made before you were born. These include movies like the original Miracle on 34th Street, and It's a Wonderful Life. Some in their 50s will love these too, and might also have a special affection for A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Generation X
Defining generations is never exact, but Generation X is people currently roughly between their mid-thirties and mid-50s. It's a pretty broad definition, so some in Generation X might prefer the older movies, while others could be partial to later movies like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Home Alone or even movies as recent as Elf.

Millennials get a pretty bad rap at the moment, but if there's one thing they know and love, it's entertainment. Somewhere between their late teens and early to mid-30s, their preferences run the gamut of movies. Home Alone, The Grinch, Elf, and less "traditional" Christmas movies like Die Hard are all often firm favorites.

Generation Z...and Beyond?
The latest generation is Generation Z. The oldest of them are already in their early 20s, according to many demographers, although some say that they're not even teenagers yet. Maybe this year's new movies, like The Star, could become Christmas classics for this generation. Perhaps there's a movie yet to be released that will become a favorite - like this pitch for the perfect movie, worked out using stats about the most favored.

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