The best movies to stream this Christmas

By Miguel Velázquez, MWN

Staying at home defined 2020. And to continue taking care of your well-being, Metro highlights movies that you can’t miss this holiday season. 

Netflix

The Holiday

Year: 2006

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law

This romantic comedy narrates about dumped and depressed English Iris, who agrees to swap homes with similarly unlucky in love Californian Amanda for a much-needed break.

The Polar Express

Year: 2004

Starring: Tom Hanks, Leslie Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen

When a boy who lost faith in Christmas takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

 

Amazon Prime

The Grinch

Year: 2000

Starring: Jim Carrey

This classic movie reminds us of the importance of Christmas. It also defined all those who do not feel so festive during the holiday season. Don’t miss it (unless you’re a Grinch)!

All I Want for Christmas Is You

Year: 2017

Starring: Mariah Carey, Breanna Yde, Henry Winkler

Inspired by Mariah Carey’s classic, this animated film tells a story about young Mariah, who just has one wish: to have a puppy. Her parents are not convinced she should have one and that triggers a series of adventures to prove them wrong. 

The Nutcracker

Year: 1993

Starring: New York City Ballet

This Tchaikovsky’s classic was adapted by George Balanchine for the famous New York Ballet. Watch it on Christmas, especially if it is impossible to attend the performance in person.

 

Disney +

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

Year: 1999

Starring: Frank Welker, Mae Whitman, April Winchell

It is an animated Christmas anthology film produced by Walt Disney Television Animation that includes three features: Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas (with Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Scrooge McDuck and Huey, Dewey, and Louie), A Very Goofy Christmas (featuring Goofy, Max, Pete and the Beagle Boys) and Mickey and Minnie’s Gift of the Magi (featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Pluto).

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Year: 1992

Starring: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

It is a Christmas special musical fantasy comedy film starring Jim Henson’s “Muppets,” created in 1987. Its running time is 82 minutes.

One Magic Christmas

Year: 1985

Starring: Mary Steenburgen, Gary Basaraba

It is a classic. During the Christmas holidays, an exhausted wife and mother, Ginny Grainger, wishes she had never existed. Soon a guardian angel named Gideon appears and, instead of granting her wish, shows what life would be like without Christmas.

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