Christmas brings with it a nostalgic, familiar and exciting time of the year. It is the period that bids farewell to a year to give way to another one full of expectations and promises. Although this year’s are a little different, we propose a plan of film and blanket either to remember childhood or to discover the new Christmas proposals offered by the streaming platforms. Here are 5 films to enjoy this Christmas:
1.Jingle jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) It features the award-winning Forest Whitaker that brings legendary toy maker Jeronicus Jangle and Emmy-winning Keegan-Michael Key to life. A musical film that will delight with voices like those of John Legend or Davy Nathan and that proposes a plot that wraps up in a very Christmas, familiar and magical atmosphere. It is ideal for recalling the illusion of childhood or to live for a while with your family. Available on Netflix.
Little Women (2019) A new adaptation of the literary classic transports you to 19th century United States with its carefully designed costumes and friendly atmosphere. This is joined by the cast of young talents such as Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson or Timothée Chalamet who bring the characters of a wonderful and renewed adaptation to life. The director, Greta Gerwig, conveys a clear feminist message. Jo, will be the character that represents the search for freedom as a young writer and the feminine support in her relationship with the rest of the sisters.
Dolly Parton: Christmas on the Square (2020) This film’s score is a pass mark. As the original Netflix film is aptly titled, Dolly Parton plays a fairy godmother who appears to remove the conscience of Regina Fuller (Christine Baranski), a woman driven by greed. The plot sounds very predictable, but it’s still a pop, fun and folk Christmas bet.
Love actually (2003) This romantic comedy cannot be missing from the list of Christmas films. With parallel stories, the film aims to emphasise the idea that love is the engine of the world. And that each and every one of the characters is reached in one way or another. The plot runs through an infinite number of emotions that pass through drama and humour. In addition, the famous director Richard Curtis, who has the likes of Notting Hill on his back, surrounded himself with a cast of high-profile British actors such as Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Rowan Atkinson. Available on Amazon Prime.
Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Finally, an animated film mixing Christmas iconography with a story that shows a vision that is particularly contrary to the idea of what Christmas is. Henry Selick’s direction and Tim Burton’s production resulted in an audiovisual work of animation that was innovative at the time and for which it was nominated for an Oscar. Also noteworthy is the soundtrack that was nominated for a Golden Globe. A film for children and adults with an original perspective of Christmas. Available at Disney+.