Are you into the Christmas spirit, or are you the Scrooge of the season? Well, if you are a holiday lover like we are, you might want to pay attention. The holidays are coming up fast! Christmas lights are already being put up, stores are selling Christmas decorations, and we have seen a few holiday films on television. We figured, we might as well get started too. As it begins to get colder, snow begins to fall, and you want to curl up inside with your blanket and hot cocoa, we hand picked three films for you to enjoy during these cozy times.Happy Streaming, an early Happy Holidays & stay warm!
Enjoy our three favorite Christmas films below:
A Christmas Carol (1938)
This version of A Christmas Carol is said to be the best one yet, especially with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes! The film is a must watch during the holiday season. The classic tale follows Ebenezer Scrooge, a grouchy older man who despises Christmas so much. The old man is not only hating the holiday season, but is mistreating his dear employee who adores him. When the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future visit Scrooge and give him a tour of what his life could end up life, Scrooge has a change of heart. The Charles Dickens classic is a story told many ways, and redone many times, but the 1938 version has said to be the best thus far.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999)
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas is not just one amazing family film, but follows three individual stories: Mickey and Minnie’s The Gift of the Magi, A Very Goofy Christmas, and Donald Duck Stuck On Christmas. The animated film is a great classic that teaches many different meanings for the holiday season, and follows some of the traditional Christmas stories, but in a Disney way. With many life lessons involved, such as, Christmas is not only about presents, and the thought behind the gift is what really counts, the touching Christmas stories will teach adults and children great lessons. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas is much more than a traditional Disney film, or any animated film, and has been a classic family favorite since 1999.
Bad Santa (2003)
Bad Santa stars Billy Bob Thornton as a con artist who is out to use the holidays for his own good. When he meets up with an old friend, they decide to plan out an holiday scheme posing as a mall Santa Claus and an elf, they two criminals rip off the outlets during the holiday season. This is usually a tradition for the duo, but this year, neither men are in a good place. As one struggles with family problems, the other is facing depression and alcoholic problems, and mall security is starting to notice their erratic behaviors as they become less containable. When a young boy brings out the kinder side for them, Thornton’s character wonders if he can still be a good person after all these years of crime. Bad Santa may start off as a dark comedy, but definitely has a touching side towards the end and reminds us about the happiness during the holiday season.