Top 5 Christmas movies of 2020 to watch this holiday season
Feeling Christmasy and don’t want the pandemic to ruin your vibe? Check out these 2020 Christmas movies that will surely add to your festive spirit.
2020 has been a nightmarish year with the pandemic sucking the joy out of almost everything, but the one thing it can’t take away from us is the joy of Christmas binge-eating, and of course, the movie marathon. We all are accustomed to eventually finding our way back to the holiday classics “Home Alone”, “The Grinch”, “Elf” and others. However, getting our hands on some new gems is not a bad idea, is it?
So, grab your hot chocolate mug and check out the 5 Christmas movies of 2020 that will surely add to your festive spirit.
The Christmas Setup
Santa has finally granted our wishes of diverse, inclusive, and representative Christmas movies, and we are ecstatic. If you were also waiting for this much-needed twist to the holiday specials, then this one is right up your alley. Produced by Lifetime, “The Christmas Setup” is about a New York lawyer, his high school crush, and his meddling mother who uses the holidays to flex her matchmaking moxie. As Hugo and Patrick enjoy the holidays together, their attraction is undeniable. What tests their love is Hugo’s big promotion requiring a move to London, forcing him to decide what’s most important to him.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Christmas truly has magic in the air, so we might as well have some on the screen. “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” is a tale about a Cobbletown toymaker whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his most prized creation is stolen, it's up to his granddaughter and a long-forgotten invention to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within. The movie has some of the biggest names associated with it, including Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose, and Keegan-Michael Key on screen, and John Legend serving as a producer.
A holiday comedy filled with romance, “Happiest Season” is a fine mix of emotions tied to wanting your family's acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas. Actress turned director Clea DuVall said that writing and directing the film was a “great opportunity to tell a universal story from a new perspective.” Featuring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis, the story is centred around going home on Christmas, coming out, meeting your partner’s family for the first time, with the fresh point of view being a holiday narrative told through the lens of a queer woman.
Here is the one that will make you bawl like a baby if you’re not already done crying your eyes out this year. Starring Susan Sarandon, “Blackbird” is the story of a woman who wants one final holiday season with her family before ending her battle with ALS, a disease that causes the death of the neurons responsible for voluntary movements. Days before her scheduled demise, she invites her closest friends and family over to celebrate one last time. All goes well until her daughters, Jennifer and Anna, arrive, adding drama with a hint of deadpan comedy.
The War With Grandpa
This is the right kind of fun family watch you need for your holiday evenings. “The War With Grandpa” is an adaptation of Robert Kimmel Smith's novel of the same name. Touted as a "rip-roaring laughathon", the movie follows Ed, a widowed elderly who struggles to adjust to the single life. Hell-bent on not staying at an old age facility, Ed moves into his daughter’s home and take over his grandson’s room, much to the young kid’s chagrin. This sparks a never-ending skirmish between a stubborn old man and a naughty little troublemaker that escalates to ridiculous comic proportions.