This will be a Christmas in which many families will have to stay home due to the pandemic and, therefore, the options for fun will be more limited, but the cinema will not be absent as an escape route from this terrible year and what better way than to watch movies Christmas, from classics to premieres.
Here is a recommended list of movies according to each streaming platform.
This animated film directed by the Spanish Sergio Pablos features the voices of Jason Schwartzman, JK Simmons and Rashida Jones and tells the story of a postman and a recluse toy maker. The film was nominated for an Oscar in 2019 and has excellent animation and an engaging story.
White Christmas (1954)
The 1954 classic still holds up with performances by Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney and music by Irving Berlin. It is also directed by Michael Curtiz, versatile filmmaker of musicals. The story centers on two comrades from the war who follow some girls to a resort, owned by their former commander, but the most memorable thing about this film are their songs.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
The characters of Dr. Seuss do not usually translate well to the cinema, but perhaps this Ron Howard film is the one that comes closest, with Jim Carrey acting as the evil Grinch. A tape that appeals to Christmas generosity, a necessary ingredient in these times.
Happiest Season (2020)
Directed by Clea Duvall, this Christmas film is not outside the romantic comedy canon except for being a lesbian couple (McKenzie Davis and Kristen Stewart). Although the script is quite conventional, the film has its good moments and has the presence of Aubrey Plaza to steal the camera.
The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
This film focuses on the writer Charles Dickens and what inspired him to write “A Christmas Carol” or “A Christmas Carol.” With Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce. Directed by Bharat Nallurti
A Christmas Carol (2019)
And what better than to see a recreation of the classic Dickens tale with this version of FX and the BBC starring Guy Pierce and Andy Serkis. It is a version that is more in line with the Dickens short novel. It was conceived as a miniseries and therefore its duration of almost 3 hours.
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
The classic of all Christmas classics is available on Prime. George Bailey (James Stewart) is visited by an angel who shows him what his life would be like if he hadn’t existed. Directed by Frank Capra, this is a movie worth watching over and over again every Christmas season.
Home for the Holidays (1995)
This film directed by Jodie Foster has Robert Downey Jr. and Holly Hunter as its protagonists. A woman reluctantly returns home to face her chaotic family for Thanksgiving. This movie has been most recently imitated in Family Stone Y Happiest Season, but this tape has much more background than shape than its imitators
More for $ 3.99
The Prime library has other classics but you have to pay for them. These include Home Alone, Die Hard, Elf, The Polar Express y The Family Stone, among other.
‘A Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The Tim Burton classic is one of the most animated films ever made. Pumpkin King Jack Skellington is jealous of Christmas so he decides to kidnap Santa Claus
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Disney’s animated version is more family-friendly than the one on Hulu. Ebenezer Scrooge meets three ghosts who helps him reveal some truths that will allow him to open his heart.
Disney also has the version of the Muppets, The Muppets Christmas Carol
Anna Kendrick plays Noelle the daughter of Santa Claus and sister of whom she must take on the role the following Christmas (Bill Hader) who disappears shortly before Christmas. Entertaining light comedy.
Home Alone (1999)
The Christmas classic with Macaulay Caulkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern is on Disney + no more, no less. A large family forgets the smallest on a Christmas vacation. He is happy to finally be alone, but some thieves have their eye on his huge house.