Christmas is that magical time of the year when long-distance friends catch up over coffee, when parents working abroad reunite with their children, and when families and friends gather together to show how much they care for and appreciate one another. Yes, ’tis the season of giving love!
And to celebrate this wondrous season, POP! has gathered 8 feel-good Christmas movies that you can watch in the company of your loved ones. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this binge-watching break over the holidays!
Mickey’s A Christmas Carol (1983)
This 1983 film is a classic retelling of Charles Dickens’s beloved novel, “A Christmas Carol”. However, instead of seeing human versions of Dickens’s characters, viewers will get to see their favorite Disney icons play the titular roles. Ebenezer Scrooge, for instance, is portrayed by Scrooge McDuck and Mickey Mouse plays Bob Cratchit.
You and your family will love this iconic piece of Disney animation!
Home Alone 1 and 2 (1990 and 1992)
Home Alone and its sequel follows the antics of Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) as he fends off cat burglars-turned-store thieves Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) from ruining Christmas. Through these movies, viewers will not only get to enjoy the young Kevin’s ingenuity and creativity in keeping the “bad guys” away from his house and from the Christmas donations, but they’ll also laugh out loud at the strange yet funny dynamic of Harry and Marv.
You shouldn’t miss rewatching this American classic in the Christmas movie genre!
Santa Clause (1994)
If you’ve ever wondered how Santa Claus came to be, then let the Santa Clause movie refresh your memory on this.
The Santa Clause film shows how Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) came to be “Father Christmas” after accidentally causing the original Santa to fall from the roof of his house. This incident then leads to a series of events that will eventually lead him to accept the role.
This movie proves that with a little faith and a whole lot of love, the spirit and essence of Christmas continues to live on–a lesson we all need to remember during the holiday season.
Starring actor-comedian Will Ferrell, this early 2000s movie follows Buddy (Ferrell)–a human raised by an elf in the North Pole–as he tries to reconnect with his biological father Walter (James Caan) during the holidays.
Viewers will definitely enjoy rewatching Buddy’s over-the-top holiday spirit and iconic Christmas lines like “You sit on a throne of lies”, “Son of a nutcracker!”, and “The best way to spend Christmas is singing loud for all to hear.”
Fred Claus (2007)
Everyone knows the legend that is Santa Claus, yet nobody mentions his older brother Fred Claus–and that’s for good reason. Because unlike his jolly younger sibling Santa, Fred is a complex character. And in the 2007 film Fred Claus, we gain a better understanding of him and the dynamic of the Claus household.
Through this comedy, we see that not all families are perfect, but when the holidays come around, we can all put our differences aside and remember the love we share for one another.
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
This 2012 animated film follows Jack Frost (Chris Pine) as he’s suddenly recruited into the group of immortal guardians, which is composed of Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), Tooth (Isla Fisher), Bunny (Hugh Jackman), and the Sandman. Confused and unaware of his role in the team, Jack soon learns the essence of his being and why he was chosen to be a guardian.
This movie will remind viewers of the importance of keeping faith and believing in the spirit of holidays.
Crown for Christmas (2015)
If you’re looking for a Christmas-themed rom-com, then you’ve found the perfect one in Crown for Christmas!
This 2015 Hallmark movie follows Allie (Danica McKellar), a former maid at a hotel, who gets hired as a governess to the Princess Theodora (Ellie Botterill). Desperate and in need of money, Allie accepts the job. And during her stay at the royal family’s household, she soon finds herself falling in love with King Max (Rupert Penry-Jones).
This is a film that’s complete with drama, comedy, and of course, romance. Get ready to feel the “kilig” (romantic excitement) when you see this movie!
The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
When Kate (Darby Camp) set up a plan to record video evidence of Santa Claus’s arrival in her home, she didn’t expect it to turn into a whirlwind adventure with Santa (Kurt Russell) and her brother Teddy (Judah Lewis) to save Christmas.
This feel-good film will make you see the importance of family during this holiday season.
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