Best Christmas films according to their reviews
Since it is December, the month of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, holidays that most people around the world celebrate. Also, December is a great month for movies, since there are many films about Christmas, some of them may not be good as others, but some are Christmas classics that you have at least watched once in your life, and if you did not, what are you waiting for? Here is a list of some of the best Christmas movies according to their reviews, and you should definitely watch them.
It is the 19th century in Norway, Jesper Johansen is the lazy, spoiled, self-centered son of the Royal Postmaster General who has enrolled Jesper into his postman training academy hoping that it will reform him. Jesper deliberately underperforms, forcing his father to finally send him to the distant, northern island town of Smeerensburg with the task of posting 6.000 letters within a year. If Jesper fails, he will be cut off from the family’s fortune.
The film is directed by Sergio Pablos, a Spanish animator director, and screenwriter. Klaus won several awards and also got a nomination for the 92nd Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Nowadays, on the web aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Klaus has a score of 95% out of 100%.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The film follows the story of Jack Skellington, respected by the citizens of Halloween Town as the “Pumpkin King”, who leads them in organizing the annual Halloween celebrations. Though this year Jack is tired of the same annual routine and wants something new. Wandering in the woods the next morning, he encounters six trees containing doors leading to other holiday-themed worlds and stumbles into the one leading to Christmas Town. Jack is amazed by this town and decides to show it to his friends and neighbors. Jack decides that Christmas should be improved rather than understood and announces that Halloween Town will take over Christmas this year
The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton and Denise Di Novi. The film is critically acclaimed for its delightful work of stop-motion animation. It currently has 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022)
The Guardians of the Galaxy have purchased Knowhere from the Collector and taken in Cosmo the Spacedog as a new member. As Christmas approaches, Kraglin tells the Guardians a childhood story of how Yondu ruined Christmas for Peter Quill. After hearing the story, Mantis discusses with Drax about finding the perfect Christmas present for Quill, since he is still depressed following the loss of Gamora. Both decide to go to Earth and retrieve Quill’s childhood hero, actor Kevin Bacon.
The television film was directed by James Gunn, and it is only available on Disney+. It currently has a score of 93 out of 100 on Rotten Tomatoes.
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Instead of being just one person, Santa Claus is a hereditary title belonging to gift-givers that has been carried on for many generations. The current Santa, Malcolm Claus, is heading his seventieth mission, but his role has largely been reduced to that of a figurehead. The traditional sleigh and reindeer have been replaced by the S-1, a high-tech vessel operated by hundreds of elves that use advanced equipment and military precision to deliver presents. The complex Christmas operations are micromanaged by a North Pole-based Mission Control by Malcolm’s eldest son Steve, who is expected to be the next Santa Claus. Meanwhile, Malcolm’s youngest son, Arthur, answers letters sent from children to Santa.
The film is directed by Sarah Smith and produced by Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Carla Shelley, and Steve Pegram. The film has positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 92% out of 100%.
Home Alone (1990)
The McCallister family is preparing to spend Christmas in Paris, gathering at Kate and Peter’s home in Chicago on the night before their departure. The youngest son of the couple, Kevin, is the subject of ridicule by his older siblings and cousins. Kevin inadvertently ruins the family dinner after a brief scuffle with his oldest brother Buzz, in which Kevin’s airplane ticket is thrown away, for this accident, Kevin is sent to the attic, and the day later the family leaves behind Kevin accidentally.
The film was directed by Chris Colombus, and even though the movie has mixed reviews, with a total of 66% out of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, it is one of the most popular Christmas films.