Holiday Five: Ashland share their five favorite holiday films

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photo by Lindsey Byrnes

If you’ve been reading Substream for a while, you may have seen our weekly Take Five column, where we highlight our five favorite songs from the previous week. For the month of December, we wanted to highlight of our love and appreciation of the holidays by doing something special for our readers. So for this month, we present you with a special variation of Take Five with the Holiday Five.

We’ve gotten together with some amazing artists and music industry people to chat about their five favorite holiday movies. This will be more than a weekly column, so be sure to check in every day to see who joined us to talk about their favorite holiday movies.

Our sixth piece this month comes from Ashland, who’s gearing up to release Over the Moon, this Friday, December 13th via Rise Records. Check out what their favorite holiday films are below, and make sure you pick up their new record this Friday!

Meet Me in St. Louis – “My family watches a handful of the same movies every year during the holidays and this is one that has been on repeat forever. We looooove Meet Me in St. Louis because we’ve all lived there and we all love Judy Garland. And it’s just a feel good, family film” – Asia

It’s a Wonderful Life – “This is another one of the classics my family has always watched. I remember when I was younger I didn’t like it because a large part of it wasn’t in color. But as I got older I began to understand the whole message about gratitude for the simple things in life and now it’s one of my all time favorite movies.” – Asia

The Grinch – “I’m sorry but Jim Carrey made the Grinch. There will never be a greater version of this movie. The entire cast is legendary. Definitely one of my top favorite holiday movies. ‘Santa, bye bye!'” – Asia

A Christmas Story – “This movie was always on in our living room during the holidays. I loved it as a kid and I still really enjoy the movie but now that I’m older the nostalgia of sitting and watching it with my family makes it even better.” – Aaron
The Griswold’s Family Christmas – “This movie is a classic and I feel like it’s an embellished version of my actual family Christmas” – Aaron