It’s only a few weeks before Christmas, which means lots of hot chocolate, crazy shopping, and gift wrapping. But a great Christmas movie is the perfect cure for stress in the lead-up to the holidays, and there are some excellent movies to watch on Netflix at the moment.
The Christmas Chronicles 1 & 2
Netflix has an original franchise from the Christmas movies in The Christmas Chronicles. In the 2018 film, the role of Santa Claus is played by Kurt Russell, who gets into trouble when he gets stuck on Christmas Eve. Let a few children help get Christmas back on track and possibly save your own Christmas in the process. The 2020 sequel, directed by Chris Columbus, uses a more fantastic way to tell the story and has Goldie Hawn as Mrs. Claus; the plot mainly takes place in the North Pole.
Let It, Snow
If you are looking for a young romantic comedy, 2019 Let It Snow is definitely your ideal choice. The movie takes place on Christmas Eve in a small snowy Illinois town. It tells the misfortunes of various teenage roles: a girl finally spends a day with a pop star; the girl is worried that a man will ruin her; the child is The Waffle House is hosting a grand party. It is as exciting as anything else.
Klaus, an Oscar-nominated cartoon in 2019, will make the whole family happy and add meaning. The film is directed and co-authored by Sergio Pablos. It was set in the 19th century. The background of the story is a postman working in the far north. He and a man named Claus Lonely toy manufacturers became friends. This movie takes a unique twist on Santa’s narrative and features Jason Schwarzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, and the late Noam Macdonald.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Writer/director David E. Talbert’s 2020 musical Jingle: Christmas Journey is a joyous and surprisingly emotional Christmas story. Forest Whitaker plays Geronick Jungle, once a lucky toy manufacturer and inventor who now runs a bankrupt pawnshop.
However, when his niece visits him, she ignites a spark in him that he hasn’t seen in three decades, and together they fight a former student of Jeronicus (played by Keegan-Michael Key).
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
If you’re peeking for a Christmas film that’s maybe a little more mature, Netflix has the highly acclaimed 2011 R-rated comedy Harold and Kumar’s Christmas, initially released in 3D. On this thrilling vacation, Harold of John Cho and Kumar of Cal Penn battle the incredibly hot-tempered Neil Patrick Harris as they try to mend their toxic relationship. There is a lot of nonsense and gags.
You can’t go wrong with the classics, and you can’t find more classics than White Christmas. In the 1954 film, Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye played WWII veterans who grew up in show business, fell in love with a couple of sisters, and followed them to a resort owned by their former commander. It’s a good old romantic comedy full of songs by Crosby and Kay. The 2001 glamorous film Intuition has become an unexpected holiday favorite over the years, but it definitely falls into the sweet spot of romantic comedy.
The film opened at Christmas and tells the story of two strangers, played by Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack when they met in New York. The two are in a romantic relationship, but flirted all night and decided to leave their future to their destiny: the character of Beckinsale wrote his name in a book and asked Cusack’s The character sells it to an old bookstore, and the nature of Cusack writes his phone number in it. 5 dollar bill and use it to buy things. They are still in a relationship many years later, but they can’t stop thinking about each other.