5 Can’t-Miss Christmas Movies On Netflix
Source: Elen Nivrae/Wikimedia If you haven’t already pulled out your fuzzy pajamas and buried yourself in blankets on the couch, it’s time. With December comes ice and snow, shorter days, and—fortunately for us—the season for watching all our favorite Christmas movies on Netflix. Whether you’re discovering a movie for the first time or put on an old classic while you play your favorite online casino game, nothing will put you in the mood for Christmas like a good movie. Here are 5 great films to cuddle up with a mug of cocoa and watch while the weather outside is frightful. Queue up a list on Netflix and enjoy the season.
If you want a casino-themed and action-packed Christmas movie, you can’t go wrong with Reindeer Games (2000). Starring Ben Affleck, this movie has it all—fake identities, a love story, and a heist by a bunch of Santas make it a non-stop adventure. After Rudy (Affleck) gets out of prison and takes on the identity of his dead cellmate, who was exchanging letters with the beautiful Ashley (Charlize Theron), which ends up getting him roped into a casino heist he wasn’t ready for.
Let It Snow
For a new release, check out Netflix’s own Let It Snow (2019). This romantic comedy is based on a three-part young adult novel by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle. It’s set in a small town on Christmas Eve, when a bad snowstorm throws an unlikely mix of teens together. The movie follows lots of different story lines and is a fresh and funny take on the classic rom-com. It’s a feel-good and romantic story that’s perfect paired with a hot drink and some Christmas cookies.
The Christmas Chronicles
Source: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia When you’re looking for something to watch with kids, The Christmas Chronicles (2018) is a fun movie that adults will enjoy too. This story follows a brother and sister duo who have a scheme to catch Santa on camera. While they’re trying to sneakily get his photo, they accidentally take off on the Christmas adventure of a lifetime. It’s a story full of mishaps, misadventures, and Christmas cheer that’s a cute and funny tale the whole family will enjoy. This made-by-Netflix film is set to become a new classic, with great acting from Kurt Russell as Santa and a heartwarming ending. It stands out among other Santa movies for its different narrative and sense of humor, so you’ll be laughing right along with the kids.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Source: Superchilum/Wikimedia No Christmas movie is more classic than How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The 2000 remake starring Jim Carrey turns the animated 1966 TV movie into a modern must-see. This funny film, originally conceived by Dr. Seuss, take us back to the Whoville we remember from Christmases past. The Grinch hates Christmas and wants to ruin it for all the too-happy Whos down in Whoville, until Cindy Lou Who ruins his scheme by becoming his friend and showing him what Christmas is all about. Jim Carrey plays a hilariously evil Grinch in the remake. Chances are you’ve seen it many times before, but it’s a movie that’s worth watching every year. You’ll have a laugh at the Grinch’s antics (and, of course, his little dog), and get a good reminder of the joy of holiday cheer.
Source: Billy Williams on Unsplash If you’re in the mood for a documentary, get into the Christmas spirit with Tree Man. This 2015 film follow a Quebecois Christmas tree seller named François as he goes to New York City to sell his trees. It’s an interesting look at the hidden world of the migrant-like lifestyle of the Christmas tree sellers who travel from Canada to New York every year. It’s a story of a father who’s doing what he needs to do to provide for his family back home, but also has a makeshift family of other tree sellers in his home away from home—the van where he lives while he’s selling Christmas trees to the residents of New York. Tree Man is a thought-provoking take on the symbolic Christmas tree and the place they hold in our culture. Planning a movie marathon? You may also like this