Christmas is in two weeks, I still can’t believe it’s almost here. It’s been a messed up year in so many ways, but since there were some good aspects for me, I am trying to focus on that and celebrate the Christmas season. Today on the blog I’m sharing movies to watch these movies this Christmas season.
Santa Clause Trilogy: The Santa Clause movies starring Tim Allen are a must-watch for me during the Christmas season. The Santa Clause (1994): The first installment follows Scott Calvin, a divorced business executive, and father. On Christmas Eve, Santa is injured when he falls off of Scott’s roof. When Scott puts on Santa’s suit, he doesn’t realize what he inadvertently signed up for. The Santa Clause 2 (2002): Santa could lose his powers to bring joy to millions of kids around the world if he doesn’t find a Mrs. Claus soon. This is a cute romantic comedy that always reminds me of the magic of the Christmas season. The Santa Clause 3 (2006): The Escape Clause Santa must manage his responsibilities to his family and keep Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.
Home Alone: The Original (1990): Home Alone starring Macauley Culkin, follows eight year old Kevin Mccallister as his does everything he can to protect his family home from burglars after he is accidentally left home alone during Christmas vacation. As burglars Harry and Marv, stick to the plan to rob the Mccallister home, they are in for a rude awakening when they enter the house for the first time. Although there are other Home Alone movies, the original is always my favorite.
The Polar Express (2004): An animated film narrated by Tom Hanks, The Polar Express tells the story of a young who has stopped believing in Santa Claus. He boards a train with other children bound for the North Pole. The journey to this magic place is one big adventure filled with lessons along the way, and that just maybe sometimes, it’s worth believing in the magic of the season.
Operation Christmas Drop (2020): Operation Christmas Drop os a Netflix movie that tells the true story of a U.S. military base that delivers gifts and much needed supplies to people who live on the islands near the base.This movie stars Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig, and many others who made this movie one you should definitely watch this holiday season because it reminds you what Christmas is really about: giving back.
The Christmas Catch (2020): A new Netflix film, this movie starring , is about a police officer who makes a connection with a man who could possibly be the man of her dreams. She’s excited until she realizes that he is the target of an FBI investigation. When she discovers this is tasked with going undercover and “dating” him to help case, but she learns there may be more to the story. After watching this movie for the first time a few weeks ago, I thought it was a cute romantic comedy with a Christmas theme, if you are looking for a holiday movie to watch, add this to your watch list.
Unaccompanied Minors (2006): This movie follows a group unaccompanied minors travelling for the holiday season. When they get stuck at the airport overnight, chaos ensues as they avoid security guards and make their own holiday celebrations as a group. This is definitely a movie I’d watch again and again for the comedy aspects.
The Princess Switch (2019): Another Netflix original, the Princess Switch is the story of Stacy a, and Duchess Margaret, played by Vanessa Hudgens. When they discover each other and that they could be twins, the two switch places for a little break from their lives. However they both begin falling in love, but what happens when their secret is out? This was one of my favorite Christmas movies last year. A princess movie is always fun to watch and though the plot seems to be done at least once every year, I personally love watching the different adaptations, it must be why there are so many versions of Cinderella’s story. This Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020): This movie has a recently released sequel where a distant family member wants to get them both out of the way and take the crown for herself. I like this movie, but I prefer the original.
Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas(2000): In this movie, one resident of Whoville hates Christmas and can’t stand to see those around him so happy about the holiday season. One night he impersonates Santa and takes every last reminder of Christmas from his fellow Whoville residents, but he gets more than he bargained for and learns the true meaning of Christmas after all. This is one of my favorite Christmas Movies and though there is more than one live action version, I prefer Jim Carey as the Grinch.
Christmas Bounty (2013): This is one of my favorite Christmas movies from Freeform, formerly known as Abc Family. This movie follows Tory Bell, played by Francia Raisa, a Jersey bounty hunter turned NYC school teacher. When Tory is threatened by a man she put away, she reluctantly returns home to help her family catch this guy, the only problem is that her bounty hunting past is a secret from her current boyfriend. This is a funny yet cute Christmas comedy, that Abcfamily was known from
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946): George Bailey, faced with the possibility of losing his business and going to jail, considers ending his life. However, as his family prays for him, an angel is sent to him to show him what life would be like if he didn’t exist. A true Christmas classic, It’s A Wonderful Life is a movie about appreciating what you have and those around you, something we need to hold onto this holiday season.
Miracle On 34th Street(1994) Miracle on 34th Street is another must-watch Christmas movie. I saw it for the first time recently and after watching it, I can’t believe I hadn’t seen it in its entirety. In this movie Susan Walker, a six year old played by Mara Wilson, knows that Santa Claus isn’t real because her mother told her the truth a while ago. However, after meeting a mall Santa, Susan begins to wonder if her mother was wrong afterall.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009): Another Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol is yet another adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novel. Ebenezer Scrooge is a man focused on work and nothing else, even people. Ebenezer is visited by the ghost of his dead friend who informs him that he needs to change his ways and in order to help him do that he’ll be visited by three ghosts. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge has been done so many times it’s not even funny. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was one adaptation of the novel done every Christmas in recent years. Still, despite how overdone this movie is, I still have my favorites though this version is cute too.
Rudolph The Rednose Reindeer/ Frosty The Snowman: These items on the list are actually television specials based on the Christmas songs, but I love watching them every year so I had to add them. In the Rudolph special, Donnor has son with a red nose that glows, not the ordinary black nose. As the special goes on Rudolph learns that it’s okay to be different. In the Frosty The Snowman special, A group of kids build a snowman and are surprised that he can talk after they give him a hat. These two specials are cute fun and are a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.
Noelle (2019): A Disney Plus Original Movie, Noelle, played by Anna Kendrik, is Santa’s daughter. When her father retires and her brother doesn’t want to take over the reins, she must do it herself to save Christmas.
Christmas Ever After (2020): Last by no means least is Christmas Ever After. This Lifetime movie tells the story of Izzie Simmons, played by Ali Stroker, a novelist who takes a trip to her in order to find inspiration to finish her latest book. During her trip, she finds a real-life version of her book’s hero and learns a few things along the way. I had to watch this movie, not only because I love Christmas movies, but because I am thrilled about the disability representation in a movie that has nothing to do with disability. Ali is just an actress who landed a role, anyway check out this cute Christmas movie next time it’s on Lifetime.