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#10 : Movies. Netflix. Binge. Christmas.
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These are our selections of classic Christmas movies and Netflix Originals we plan to binge-watch this holiday. What’s yours?
1. A Castle for Christmas
Brooke Shields and Carey Elwes have a charming meet-cute over the purchase of a gorgeous Scottish castle in this new-this-year Netflix Christmas movie.
2. Single All the Way
This new holiday movie rom-com stars a slew of comedy favorites (Michael Urie, Jennifer Coolidge, Jennifer Robertson, Kathy Najimy, and Barry Bostwick) as Urie's character convinces his best friend to pretend they're in a relationship together for the holidays to avoid his family's pressure to find a mate.
3. Jack Whitehall: Christmas With My Father
Comedian Jack Whitehall's Christmas comedy special revolves around his legendarily crochety father—and includes cameos from the Queer Eye gang and a full cast trying to get his dad into the holiday spirit.
4. Alien Xmas
Want just a little kid-friendly dose of the holiday spirit? Try this charming short animated Christmas special, where Grinchy aliens are bent on stealing all the presents—and a young elf's act of kindness helps save the day.
5. Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square
Who doesn't love Dolly Parton? This super-schmaltzy Christmas musical features the country legend as an angel who's trying to get the town Scrooge (played by Christine Baranski) to have a heart.
6. White Christmas
One of the most classic of all classic Christmas movies, this 1954 movie is a true holiday season must-watch. It's appropriate for the whole family—if you can tear the kids away from the animated movies—and offers the kind of Christmas spirit that's hard to recreate.
7. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Packed with big names and featuring songs by John Legend, this beautiful, playful Christmas movie follows a young girl on a mission to help her toymaking grandfather recover his greatest creation. The songs (and dance numbers) will play over and over in your head, and adults and kids alike will love the heartfelt story. For a joyful Christmas movie that feels fresh and creative, look no further.
This delightful animated Christmas movie follows a spoiled postmaster to his new station in a distant, unpleasant outpost, where he meets a certain woodsman with a fluffy white beard and a penchant for making toys. As a new retelling of the story of Santa Claus, this film is creative and interesting, with enough touching moments and heartwarming scenes to make any grinch smile. This Christmas movie was nominated for an Academy Award.
9. The Knight Before Christmas
This addition to Netflix's growing collection of romantic Christmas movies (competing with the Hallmark Channel's Christmas programming) tells the story of a medieval knight magically transported to modern-day Ohio, where a disillusioned teacher is preparing for a loveless holiday season. Predictably, PG-rated romantic antics ensue, but that doesn't make this cheesy flick any less worthy of a watch.
10. Holiday Rush
A successful radio DJ (and recent widower) is ready to celebrate the holidays with his four spoiled children—until he loses his job and has to cut back during the season of giving. This family-focused movie has a heartfelt, encouraging message about what really matters during the holiday season.
11. “Be With You”
Romantic, touching, and endearing, this movie is sure to pull at your heartstrings. Son Ye Jin (Crash Landing on You) and So Ji Sub (Oh My Venus) are so adorably cute and the storyline centers on how a family deals with grief (but it isn’t so much sad) which makes it the perfect family bonding movie night.
12. While You Were Sleeping
If you’re looking for a recent K-drama on this list, look no further. “While You Were Sleeping” is a K-drama that many fell in love with. It’s not too intense, which is great for binge-watching, and the fact that Lee Jong Suk and Suzy are the main leads is enough of a reason to watch it! It also features our adorable second-lead, Jung Hae In, who all of the world has come to love through this role. Make sure you check it out!
13. Because This Is My First Life
If you’re looking for a K-drama that’s unique and different from most of the K-dramas out there, look no further. “Because This Is My First Life” stars Lee Min Ki as a computer designer and Jung So Min as a writer. The two end up in a contract marriage, and despite this seeming like a cliche K-drama storyline, their unique characters and script makes the drama so refreshingly different and worth watching.
14. Tune In For Love
Here’s a romantic melodramatic movie that I think is super touching. Its notable stars Jung Hae In (Snowdrop) and Kim Go Eun (Goblin) do the couple justice. The movie has a nostalgic feel which makes you feel good, and you empathize with both characters’ experiences as they go through life.