Top five Christmas movies to watch on Netflix
By Hank McSheehy & Sofie Merrigan, Reporters
This holiday season looks a little different than years past. Families are cooped up in their house, unable to go out or see their friends. To add a little holiday cheer, here are the top five Christmas movies on Netflix.
Descriptions are from Netflix.
“The Christmas Chronicles” – 2018 – TV-PG
“After accidentally crashing Santa’s sleigh, a brother and sister pull an all-nighter to save Christmas with a savvy, straight-talking St. Nick.” – Netflix Summary
“The Christmas Chronicles” is a typical satisfying Christmas movie. It is appropriate for all ages and is a great family movie. The great character development between the siblings will make your heart melt. This Santa is one-of-a-kind, and is easy to relate to him because he is funny and up to date with the trends. Viewers will get invested with following the characters on their adventure to save Christmas before it is too late.
“Klaus” – 2019 – PG
“A selfish postman and a reclusive toymaker form an unlikely friendship, delivering joy to a cold, dark town that desperately needs it.” – Netflix Summary
The beautiful animation in “Klaus” will bring a whole new side of Christmas to life. “Klaus” follows a very creative story that explains how Christmas became what it is today. Viewers will connect with the characters more and more as this heartwarming movie progresses. It is an original and creative approach to a Christmas movie that is equally good to watch alone or with others.
“Jingle Jangle A Christmas Journey” – 2020 – PG
“Decades after his trusted apprentice betrayed him, a once-joyful toymaker finds new hope when his kind and curious granddaughter comes into his life.” – Netflix Summary
This whimsical movie will leave viewers with a huge smile on their face, with catchy songs that will make your foot start to tap and dance around the room. One might say it is a rollercoaster of a film with an interesting and creative story. The growing dynamic between the grandfather and his niece is very sweet people will wish they were in the magical world. Beware that this is a long movie, so be in the mood for a lengthy adventure with some catchy tunes before starting.
“Let It Snow” – 2019 – PG-13
“A snowstorm hits a small town on a cold Christmas Eve, affecting the friendships, love lives, and futures of several high school seniors.” – Netflix Summary
This lighthearted romance movie is a definite must-watch for romantic comedy lovers and viewers who like cheesy movies. Multiple different stories are being followed at once, which makes “Let It Snow” a little more interesting. “Let It Snow” is not the most spectacular romantic comedy, but it is an entertaining Christmas movie with lots of heart and influence.
“Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas” – 2000 – PG
ENJOY. Classic holiday movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a must-have on this top 5 list. Reporters Hank McSheehy and Sofie Merrigan recommended holiday movies the whole family can watch this holiday break.
“The Grinch decides to rob Whoville of Christmas― but a dash of kindness from little Cindy Lou Who and her family may be enough to melt his heart.” – Netflix Summary
Based off of the beloved Dr. Seuss book, this adaptation of the old 1966 movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is a faithful reimagining of the old story, while also bringing in some new elements to the source material. Jim Carrey as the Grinch is hilarious, fun, and entertaining. Looking back on the Grinch’s past is fascinating because the viewer finally will understand why the Grinch hates Christmas. The new makeover of Whoville will definitely put viewers into the Christmas spirit.