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Five Christmas movies you need to watch this holiday season

The festive season is not complete without a good Christmas flick.

Sarah Chan

Likes museum trips and is sometimes artsy. Can be found in pattern prints.


Published: 16 December 2020, 6:01 PM

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas~

As Christmas nears, what better way to celebrate this festive season than indulging in some Christmas movies with your family and friends.

Get ready your cup of hot chocolate, sit around the Christmas tree and check out our list of five must-watch Christmas movies this year to get you in that holiday spirit.

1. Klaus

Klaus tells the story of how a simple act of kindness can melt even the coldest hearts. PICTURE CREDITS: IMDB.COM

 

Klaus is an animated film that tells an alternate origin story of Santa Claus. The story begins with Jesper Johansson (voiced by Jason Schwartzman), a lazy postman sent with an assignment to a faraway town who is at risk of being removed from the Postal Academy.

Desperate for letters, he befriends the reclusive toymaker Klaus (voiced by J.K. Simmons) and barely manages to convince his friend to let him deliver his toys to the town’s children at night.

The unlikely friendship between the two opens up a heartwarming story about the spirit of giving – with their gifts inspiring the start of holiday traditions and sending hope to the town’s people.

2. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

The film was praised for its diverse cast and uplifting story that will surely become a holiday favourite for years to come. PICTURE CREDITS: IMDB.COM

 

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Story is a magical holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, Jeronicus Jangle (played by Forest Whitaker) and his granddaughter Journey (played by Madalen Mills) who shares a passion for inventing.

Betrayed by his former apprentice for stealing his most valuable invention, Jeronicus had lost all hope following a series of unfortunate events until Journey enters his life to reignite his passion for making once again.

The movie is a musical extravaganza featuring eye-popping sets and an energetic Broadway-style musical score. It is a charming movie that will put a smile on your face and is one that the whole family can enjoy.

3. The Man Who Invented Christmas

The movie explores the inspiration and creative process behind Charles Dickens’ most beloved novel. PICTURE CREDITS: IMDB.COM

 

Based on the book of the same name by Lee Standiford, The Man Who Invented Christmas stars Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens, an English author in a slump who is trying to make ends meet.

The fictionalised biography film centers around Charles as he sets out to seek inspiration for his latest novel on Christmas – an occasion that was hardly recognised as a worthy subject then.

The film is a heartfelt take on the beginnings of Charles’ novel, A Christmas Carol – a piece that inherently changed the holiday season into what it is today.

 

4. Just Another Christmas

Jorge learns to appreciate the time he has on Christmas as he realises how much his life changes within the year that he does not remember. PICTURE CREDITS: IMDB.COM

 

Just Another Christmas is a Brazillian comedy film about family man Jorge (played by Leandro Hassum) who was born on Christmas day and hates the occasion ever since he was a child.

After waking up a year after a nasty fall, Jorge finds himself stuck in a Christmas time loop (imagine Groundhog Day but Christmas) where he wakes up to celebrate Christmas with no memory of the year prior.

It is a feel-good summer movie set in Brazil with plenty of slapstick comedic moments to have a good laugh over. Importantly, Jorge’s experience is also a lesson about the fragility of life and how precious time is between us and our loved ones.

5. Let It Snow

Let It Snow features a lineup of prominent young actors including names like Kierna Shipka (from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and Isabela Moner (from Dora and the Lost City of Gold). PICTURE CREDITS: IMDB.COM

 

Let It Snow is an ensemble of three stories written by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle from the novel of the same name.

The story is set in a small town on Christmas Eve and follows the lives of a group of high school seniors as they cross paths amidst a snowstorm. It is a lighthearted young adult rom-com that explores the struggles of friendship, romance and growing up.

Let It Snow is a charming film that is easy to watch and will leave you feeling young again with its fun filled festive spirit.

These movies are sure to put you in the festive mood, let us know what your favourite Christmas movies are too, enjoy!


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