Tuesday, 15 December 2020

The Christmas Films You Need To Watch This December

 I know I talk about films a lot on my blog, sharing Disney+ picks most recently and of course many Netflix recommendations but to be honest, there's not been a great deal to do recently apart from binge-watch boxsets, have many a movie night in and read. Or that's at least what I've been doing in lockdown 2.0. I can't say I'm feeling quite as festive as I usually would be at this time of year but I'm trying my best to get into the spirit of things. Each Christmas I love nothing more than a cosy night in with the duvet, the christmas tree lights lit and a hot chocolate and of course a cheesy Christmas film. I've shared lots of my favourite festive films over the years (best believe I'll be watching Love Actually for the 17th millionth time & crying at THAT Emma Thompson scene) but this year I wanted to share some of the new movies that have come out over the last year that I think you NEED to watch this December. We all need a little joy right now and these films are sure to bring that to you.collage with Christmas film posters

Last Christmas
George and I always try to get a cinema date in around Christmas (very sad that won't be happening this year) and last year's film was Last Christmas. It was the first film that popped into my mind when planning this post. To me, it's exactly what a Christmas film should be. It's funny, it's romantic, it's London at Christmas which is just the best and it's the perfect movie to really get you feeling festive. Emilia Clarke plays Katrina, an aspiring singer who's had a tough few years. Working as an Elf in Covent Garden, her life changes when she meets Tom but is it all too good to be true? It's quite emotional at times and just as much about Katrina finding herself and getting her life back on track as it is about romance so something everyone can enjoy in my opinion.Last Christmas gif

The Princess Switch: Switched Again
Okay I'm not gonna act like this is anything other than pure cheese but some days that's just what you need. The Princess Switch: Switched Again is the sequel to the 2018 film The Princess Switch starring Vanessa Hudgens so it will obviously make more sense if you watch that before this. In this, Vanessa Hudgens plays 3 characters so it's definitely a little confusing at times but actually quite funny and really festive. The sequel sees Duchess Margaret (just one of Vanessa's characters) unexpectedly inherit the throne to Montenaro. Netflix are fab for always coming out those Christmas films that really you should probably hate but actually end up loving.The Princess Switch: Switched again movie poster

Write Before Christmas
I first watched this last year just after it was released but this year it seems to be playing quite often on Christmas24 so plenty of opportunity to catch it. This is definitely one of the better films I've seen on Christmas24 in recent years and it has Chad Michael Murray in it so what's not to love? In Write Before Christmas, Jessica decides to send Christmas cards out to 5 people who've had an impact on her life, one of them being a famous singer. By doing this she meets photographer Luke and there's an instant connection. It's so heartwarming, has the cutest dog in it and really gave me that festive feeling.
Write Before Christmas poster

Happiest Season 
As soon as I saw the trailer for this just a few months ago I knew I was going to love it. With a cast including Kristen Stewart, Dan Levy and Aubrey Plaza, it was always going to be good. Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis play girlfriends Abby and Harper. They head to Harper's parents for Christmas and Abby plans to propose but there's a problem. Harper hasn't come out to her parents yet and her family are complicated to say the least. It might not sound like the most christmassy film ever but it's got that cheesy, heartwarming feel we all love with a Christmas film. It's got some hilarious moments throughout (mainly because of Dan Levy let's be honest) and at the heart of it is a story that a lot of people can probably relate to. I loved it.Happiest Season Dan Levy gif

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
If you liked The Greatest Showman, I think you'll like Jingle Jangle. I had no idea this was a musical film until I started it but it works so well! Jingle Jangle is brand new to Netflix and stars Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key and Hugh Bonneville just to name a few people but the star of film has to be Madalen Mills as Journey. Jingle Jangle tells the story of a once joyful toy maker whose apprentice many years ago betrayed him and stole all of his inventions. His young granddaughter, Journey, arrives unexpectedly one Christmas and it turns out she's going to change both of their lives forever. It's a really charming film and the music is brilliant. A great one for a cosy Saturday night in with the family.Jingle Jangle gif

So that wraps up the 5 Christmas films I think you NEED to watch this December. I can't quite believe Christmas is less than two weeks away, how has that even happened?! 

Have you watched any of these festive films?

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Beautylymin said...

I absolutely LOVED Last Christmas and will be watching that this weekend. We've been watching a lot recently x


beautyqueenuk said...

I haven’t watched any of them but I did watch the Holidate and really enjoyed it on Netflix x

Kelly~Diane said...

I haven't watched any of these before but I've been dying to see Last Christmas.

Heather Nixon said...

I haven't watched any of these! x

jennyinneverland said...

I’m having a week off next week so I need all the Christmas movies! I LOVED Last Christmas so I’ll have to rewatch that for sure!

Hannah said...

I need to watch Switched Again, I loved the Princess Switch, it's the most perfect cheesey Christmas film. I've heard good things about Jingle Jangle so I need to get that watched too. Great list!xx

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Alice Anne said...

I loved Last Christmas - I watched it at the cinema last year! xx

VioletDaffodils said...

I loved Last Christmas when I saw it at the cinema! I haven't seen the rest of these but they all sound fab! I'm definitely adding them to my watch list now, thanks for the recommendations :D xx

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