All Christmas Movie stories are due by the end of class on Thursday December 5th!
Overview: Each of you will be assigned a classic holiday film varying from old to recent (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation , Home Alone , Elf , Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas , The Polar Express , Jingle All the Way , A Christmas Story , Miracle on 34th Street , Disney’s A Christmas Carol , The Santa Clause ). You will be required to type up a story about this movie in which you:
Copy and paste at least 2 different posters/images for the movie at the top of your story
Provide a Brief Synopsis of the Plot (synopsis means you tell me everything in the beginning, middle, and end – but do it QUICKLY – just the key plot points)
Describe the Performances in the movie – talk about what makes the performance of the main character so good, and discuss a few performances by some of the minor characters
Discuss what makes it a Christmas classic – why do people watch it every year? What makes it so popular?
Give a list of 10 interesting bits of trivia associated with the movie – fun and interesting facts about your movie – the more out there the better!
A YouTube link to one of or THE most popular scene of that movie with a brief description introducing the scene and what happens in it and why it is important
A list of at least 5 popular quotes from the movie
Review the movie – give us your opinion of the movie – what do you like/dislike about it and why?
Each bullet point needs to be answered in multiple paragraphs (some of the paragraphs can be long and some can be short – ya know? Like a real article in a real paper)
Altogether, for the whole story, you need a MINIMUM of 1000 words altogether
I HIGHLY recommend you use IMDB (the Internet Movie Database) to find a lot of this information; however, that DOES NOT MEAN YOU JUST COPY AND PASTE THE INFORMATION FROM THAT SITE! THAT’S PLAGIARISM AND I WILL GIVE YOU A ZERO – MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Whatever website(s) you use, you HAVE TO cite them at the very bottom of your story like you do every time.
Put this story under the category of “Entertainment.”
This assignment will either be a Double Minor Grade or a Major Grade.