A favorite pastime around the holiday season is watching Christmas movies and cartoons. This is the perfect timing to indulge in sweets, cakes, as you watch a favorite movie with your beloved ones. Here are my recommendations for the best cartoons and movies about Christmas.
It’s a Wonderful Life
We can all agree on one thing: the holidays are the ideal moment for self-reflection, and realizing the importance of the most significant things in life. The movie is about George Bailey, a man struggling with depression, having suicidal thoughts. Nonetheless, an angel is sent from above in order to make him realize the impact George had in the lives of his dear ones.
There’s no such thing as Christmas without watching Home Alone. I, for a change, can never grow too tired of the trilogy. The main figure in the movie, namely Kevin McCallister is left behind by his large family when they go on their Christmas vacation. Essentially, he comes up with a bunch of creative ways of annoying and trapping the burglars that are after him.
This holiday-themed musical is an excellent comedy, introducing the lives of a pair of singing duos. As you might expect, love is a prevalent theme. Additionally, the couple aims at surpassing a bunch of challenges, as they attempt to save an inn from Vermont.
A Christmas Carol
Originally, A Christmas Carol was released in the UK, as Scrooge. It is the adaptation of a Charles Dickens classic, focusing on Ebenezer Scrooge, a man who is way too busy to become rich. Hence, he misses the actual meaning of the holiday. So, he is forced to relive one of the most agonizing experiences in his life, in order to change, and become a better man.
If you want to mix up your combo of Christmas movies, then adding Joyeux Noel on your list will do the trick. The action takes place during World War I, presenting the life truce that took place in December 1914. Although it seemed impossible at that time, the troops no longer fought during Christmas, so that they could recall and reminiscence the true meaning of the holiday.
The Polar Express
The Polar Express is inspired by the most enchanting children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. The movie tells the story of a bunch of kids that travel to the North Pole with the train referred to as the polar express. What is more, the film outlines that the miracle and the true meaning of Christmas lies in the things that are often overlooked, such as faith.
This cartoon isn’t the typical Christmas movie you might expect. However, this doesn’t make it less great – it is featured by a unique, British inspired humor, excellent action, and visuals, making it a worth modern gem worth watching.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Without a doubt, A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of the most popular holiday cartoons ever aired on TV, being based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schultz. The cartoon is about the importance of the holiday spirit, and how it can make the world of a difference between a meaningful and a dull celebration.
Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman is inspired by the traditional Christmas carol we all know, telling the story of a bunch of kids who bring a snowman to life, as they use a top hat. It is a fun, classic cartoon that doesn’t go out of style.
Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Grinch is a cynic, angry individual who lives in Whoville. On the other hand, though, the people living in this fictional town are joyful and unusually happy. So, they despise Grinch and his cynicism. The movie tells the story of how Grinch comes to change his mindset.