Merry Christmas 2022!: 7 Christmas Movies to Enjoy on Streaming Platforms
In 2022 it also echoes the Christmas celebrations, with film premieres this year. We recommend these 7 Christmas movies for you to enjoy streaming.
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The most magical and joyous time of the year is here! Christmas means many things, and among those there is a special thing: sharing with family and loved ones. In fact, it is already quite a tradition to dedicate weekends to a good marathon of Christmas movies sitting on the sofa and eating some cookies with milk or hot chocolate. Sounds like an excellent plan, doesn't it? Well, then don't think about it anymore and plan your next few days very well because streaming platforms come with surprises and premieres in 2022.
As everyone knows, the film industry has given us hundreds of Christmas movies over the years, some more memorable than others, but all with the same purpose of making us have a good time at home with the family. On this occasion, we will leave aside the list of classics such as "Jingle All the Way", "Polar Express", "How The Grinch Stole Christmas", or "Home Alone" to make way for the good news. These are our 7 recommendations for you to enjoy a Merry Christmas with streaming platforms.
"A Christmas Story Christmas"
Do you remember the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story"? Well, more than three decades later, that boy named Ralphie Parker returns, but now in his role as a family man. Many things have happened since then, and Ralphie decided to return for Christmas to that house that gave him so many happy memories. His intention is nothing more than to reunite with his childhood friends, remember his deceased father, and enjoy as much time as possible with his children.
Available on: HBO Max
Cast: Peter Billingsley, Erinn Hayes, Julie Hagerty, Ian Petrella, Zack Ward.
Director: Clay Kaitis
"The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special"
Marvel closes its magnificent 2022 with a Christmas special that is worth watching several times. Quill's memories of Christmas were never happy, and that's why Mantis and Drax come up with a plan to give him an unforgettable moment. What is it that the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy idolizes so much? Gamora? Well no! Both characters head to Earth to apprehend the legendary Kevin Bacon and bring him to Quill. Without a doubt, a fun story that serves as the perfect Marvel gift for its fans.
Available on: Disney+
Cast: Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Karen Gillian, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Bacon.
Director: James Gunn
"Falling for Christmas"
A romantic comedy that seeks to enhance the Christmas spirit. The story introduces us to a capricious young hotel heiress who, after getting engaged to her partner, suffers a skiing accident. When she wakes up, she does not remember anything as a result of the blow that caused her total amnesia, but fortunately she finds himself in the care of a widowed man and her little daughter, with whom she will spend the days before Christmas in an adventure that promises to change her life forever.
Available on: Netflix
Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet, George Young, Jack Wagner, Olivia Perez.
Director: Janeen Damian
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What could go wrong if Ryan Reynolds, and Will Ferrell combine their artistic skills in a musical comedy? Well, the result is in this unmissable film. It is an adaptation of the work "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, where a misanthrope is taken on a magical journey by the ghost of the spirit of Christmas. However, it should be mentioned that what is particular about this adaptation is that it is told from the perspective of ghosts, unlike other productions, so many unexpected twists and special learning are expected.
Available on: Apple TV
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Octavia Spencer, Sunita Mani, Tracy Morgan.
Director: Sean Anders
"Your Christmas or mine?"
Everything was going well on Christmas Eve with James and Hayley, a young couple who planned to spend the holidays with their respective families. However, they both decide to change trains at the last minute to surprise the other, not knowing that in the end this act would leave them at home without their relatives. As she arrives at a mansion where they don't celebrate Christmas, he is greeted by a chaotic house full of many people celebrating Christmas.
Available on: Prime Video
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Cora Kirk, Daniel Mays, Angela Griffin, David Bradley, Harriet Walter, Natalie Gumede.
Director: Jim O'Hanlon
"The Santa Clauses"
The "The Santa Clauses" trilogy of films began in 1994, continued into 2002, and apparently ended in 2006. But its success and popularity allowed Scott Calvin to return for many more adventures. This new installment is presented as a 6-episode miniseries, where Santa will try to solve several problems such as the loss of popularity of Christmas, something that makes his magic weaken. With everything and that, he will do everything possible to fulfill his responsibilities and find a possible successor, always with the support of his family.
Available on: Disney+
Cast: Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Allen-Dick, Devin Bright, Austin Kane, Kal Penn, Matilda Lawler.
Director: Jason Winner
"Scrooge: A Christmas Carol"
"A Christmas Carol" is one of the most classic Christmas works that exist, as its author Charles Dickens reminds us of the true value of these dates. In this new animated adaptation, we will rediscover the story of Ebenezer Scrooge , a selfish and cold man who must face his past to change his future on Christmas Eve before it is too late. This journey will be full of music and supernatural elements, a fantastic combination that makes this animated version a great recommendation for children.
Available on: Netflix
Cast: Luke Evans, Sil Van Der Zwan, Olivia Colman, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Jonathan Pryce.
Director: Stephen Donnelly