Escape from finals with holiday classics

Kendal Kelly

Believe it or not, the semester is almost over, and Christmas is just around the corner.

One of the best ways to get in the Christmas spirit is to watch classic holiday films.

These last few days at school can be stressful with final exams, and Christmas movies are a perfect excuse to take a study break. So here is a schedule of some of the best upcoming holiday movies that will be on TV from now until the end of finals:

Dec. 7: “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” at 7 p.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 8: “The Polar Express” at 8 p.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 9: “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” at 6 p.m. on Cartoon Network

Dec. 10: “Miracle on 34th Street” at 6 p.m. on AMC

Dec. 11: “The Year Without a Santa Claus” at 9 p.m. on NBC

Dec. 12: “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus” at 7 p.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 13: “Elf” at 4 p.m. on USA

Dec. 14: “The Polar Express” at 8 p.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 15: “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys” at 9 p.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 16: “Elf” at 8 p.m. on CBS, “Prancer” at 8 p.m. on AMC, “It’s A Wonderful Life” at 8 p.m. on NBC and “The Santa Clause” at 9 p.m. on Disney

Dec. 17: “The Santa Clause” at 1 p.m. on Disney, “A Christmas Story” at 4 p.m. on TCM and “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” at 8 p.m. on ABC Family

Dec. 18: “The Santa Clause 2” at 8 p.m. on Disney

If your schedule does not allow free time during prime time, Reel Divine in the Connelly Center offers a selection of holiday movies to rent, ranging from “The Muppets Christmas Carol” to “Bad Santa.”

Also, check with your friends and neighbors to see if their movie collections include any holiday films you could borrow.

Either way, feel-good holiday films are a great way to relieve the stress of finals week and get together with your friends before everyone leaves.